I AM Patterns: New French Pattern House at Backstitch

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We are honoured to introduce a new French pattern house, whose beautiful paper sewing patterns have recently arrived at Backstitch. I AM Patterns' first collection, the 'I AM A GODDESS' collection, comprises six simple yet elegant designs: the Aphrodite dress; Pan top; Apollon sweatshirt and dress; Hermes shirt dress; Hestia gathered skirt; and Artemis jacket. All the patterns have clever variations to make your collection original. Together, the patterns build the basis for a minimalist yet inspirational and eternally-appealing wardrobe.

I AM exists to help women create a modern clothing identity that suits them. They create sewing patterns to forge and elevate sewing savoir-faire wherever possible. I AM work in the traditional Haute Couture’s way - the story of the garment starts from the mood board inspired by a unique theme, then, one pin after another, the designer creates the unique garments on the dummy.

I AM Patterns Aphrodite Dress Backstitch I AM Patterns Aphrodite Dress available at Backstitch

The I AM Patterns Aphrodite Dress is this season's Little Black Dress. Its distinctive bare back married with the more traditional front design make this a wonderfully chic, elegant dress. Aphrodite will be your best friend on nights out - together you are going to have a lot of fun! Aphrodite also has a more sedate yet contemporary version filled in with a contrasting fabric.

I AM Patterns Pan Top Backstitch I AM Patterns Pan Top available at Backstitch

Pan is a smart top with a clean and simple shape, making it the ideal, versatile pattern. Whether made up in satin for nights out, in light denim for casual day wear, or even in jersey to accompany you to the gym, Pan is sure to become a great favourite in your wardrobe.

I AM Patterns Apollon sweatshirt Backstitch I AM Patterns Apollon Sweatshirt and Dress Available at Backstitch

Apollon is a feminine version of the classic sweatshirt which can also be made into a jersey dress. Elegant yet sporty, Apollon is your everyday ally.

I AM Patterns Artemis, Hermes, Hestia Backstitch I AM Patterns Artemis Jacket, Hermes Shirt and Dress and Hestia Gathered Skirt available at Backstitch

Artemis is a versatile jacket with a touch of class. You all obviously love this jacket because our first delivery of patterns has already sold out! But don't fear, more are already winging their way over from France. If you register your e-mail address on the product page here then we will let you know when the pattern is back in stock. Depending on the fabric, Artemis could be made up into anything from a cosy cardigan to a summer denim or Autumn tweed jacket, or even to a faux fur coat. All year long you will love to wrap Artemis around you. See here for a beautiful make from New Zealand.

Hermes is either a classic, chic shirt or a smart, cheeky shirt dress. It looks fabulous made up in poplin, cambric, twill and flannel cotton, modal or viscose.

Hestia is a simple yet elegant gathered skirt that can be worn long for a vintage look, or short for a more modern style.

Let your inner French chic shine out with this beautiful collection!

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