• Papercut Patterns

    Aalto Top/Dress


    The Aalto is designed with timelessness in mind. A versatile piece, it can be made as a top or maxi dress with side seam pockets, centre front and back seams, a square neckline or beautiful twist neck detail. Whether you choose the classic straight across back or the gorgeous low back with optional tie, this dress or top is perfect for any occasion.

  • Papercut Patterns

    Lulee Dress/Skirt


    The Lulee Dress / Skirt features a timeless silhouette with a classic darted bodice and a hip skimming bias cut skirt. Choose from a cute mini length or a glamorous long length and mix it up with either a long or short gathered sleeve. The feature back keyhole detail and bias bound edges give it an elegant touch. It can also be made as a separate bias cut skirt with waistband. Both dress and skirt have a sideseam invisible zipper.

  • Lydia Naomi

    Billow Frock


    The Billow Frock is (you guessed it!) billowy, puffy, flowy and basically everything you need in a summer dress. Inspired by Cecilie Bahnsen’s wonderful fluffy silhouettes, this frock features an elasticated gathered neckline, puffy raglan sleeve, a two tiered skirt with high low style lines and a midi length straight hem.

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Margo by Merchant & Mills


    A hard working pinafore dress, featuring classic detailing and topstitching. Choose to make it with dungaree clips or sewn in straps.

    Hardware kits are also available for purchase here.

  • Matchy Matchy Sewing Club

    Skipper Top & Dress by Matchy Matchy Sewing Club


    The Skipper Top and Dress has a relaxed, breezy silhouette with a loose and boxy fit, but is not oversized. It features a scoop neck and slight dropped shoulders, giving a mini cap sleeve appearance. The back has a high yoke with a soft, gathered panel. View A is a slightly cropped top designed to hit between the belly button and high hip, View B is a mini dress with patch pockets and View C is a midi dress with inseam pockets and side slits. Both dress views create a flattering, column-like silhouette.

    With all Matchy Matchy sewing patterns we’ve designed the Skipper Top + Dress with simple shapes in mind, making each project a joyful and creative experience that you will want to make over and over again.

  • Sewing Patterns by Masin

    Atlas Wrap Dress


    The Atlas Wrap Dress is a very versatile wrap dress that you can wear to work, out for drinks, to brunch, or for a long walk along the beach. This dress combines the formalness of a shirt with the playfulness of a wrap dress.

    Depending on your fabric choice the Atlas can look very elegant or quite casual. If you are new to shirtmaking, this pattern is going to teach you how to sew a collar and a sleeve placket.

  • Sewing Patterns by Masin

    Cloud Dress


    Cloud is a versatile ruffle top and dress design inviting you to play with adding and removing tiers. You can make a top by only attaching the first tier, a midi dress with two tiers, or a floor-length gown by adding a third tier.

    Cloud is the perfect pattern for beginners – you’ll learn how to sew a neckline facing and how to become a pro at making gathers.

    This pattern was originally published in Issue No. 4 of TAUKO. The instructions are those included in the magazine and as such are a different format and less detailed than the usual Sewing Patterns by Masin.

  • Sewing Patterns by Masin

    Daphne Maxi Dress


    The Daphne Maxi Dress has a high empire waistline, is fitted over the bust, features short puff sleeves, and a long flowy skirt.

    This pattern is perfect for pattern hacking, as you can easily exchange the puff sleeves for straps or lengthen the puff sleeve to a ¾ sleeve. It is also very easy to shorten the skirt to a midi or mini length or even to a peplum top if desired. The bustier of the Daphne pattern with a simple gathered skirt would also look gorgeous. The options are endless.

  • Sewing Patterns by Masin

    Dayo Dress


    Dayo is a dress and blouse pattern. The top features balloon sleeves, neckline tucks, a back split and shirring at the waist and around the cuffs.

    A dress and blouse that can be worn casually or dressed up, depending on the fabric choice and accessories. The shape of the dress and blouse is timeless and feminine.

  • Sewing Patterns by Masin

    Sicily Slip Dress


    Sicily is a romantic bias cut slip dress. Inspired by summer road trips through Southern Italy, sitting in a cafe in sunny Sicily. This slip dress is going to make you feel flirty and beautiful.

    The dress pattern comes with two views, one with skinny straps and one with wider straps.

    Read this blog post about the best ways to hack the Sicily Slip Dress pattern.

  • Matchy Matchy Sewing Club

    Collage Gather Dress by Matchy Matchy Sewing Club


    The Collage Gather Dress has a relaxed boxy fit with soft gathers on the side for a little extra shape and movement. The dress has hidden inseam pockets and comes with multiple dress lengths marked directly on the pattern from mini to maxi. Designed to be sewn as a patchwork or with a single fabric, it is fun to sew, easily customizable and comes together quickly.

    With all Matchy Matchy sewing patterns, we’ve designed the Collage Gather Dress to have simple shapes and easy construction to take the overwhelm out of sewing and to help you find the joy of discovery. 

  • Merchant & Mills

    The Clover by Merchant & Mills


    A simple t-shaped dress or top with a gathered drawstring neckline that can be adjusted to sit at your desired height. Make it sleeveless or with sleeves, structured and architectural in poplin or soft and relaxed in linen.

Welcome to Joan’s Fine Fabrics, my good old fashioned fabric shop – online.

You’ll find new fabrics arriving nearly every week, like the latest European linens from Merchant & Mills and other popular fabric brands.


Our gorgeous sewing patterns have low and zero waste options to help save fabric, money and the planet. You can trust they’re good because I personally sew using the same patterns and fabrics that I sell here in-store. The proof is in the pudding, my Nana always said, so check out my detailed pattern reviews where I share my tips, tricks and learnings for each pattern.

A0 Printing

Have a PDF Pattern and don’t fancy taping all those pages together? Upload it here and we will print it in full size A0 on sturdy paper for you.


If your sewing box needs a bit of a stock up, you’ll find all the haberdashery bits and bobs you need here too. From gorgeous Liberty bias binding, to buttons and the cutest labels for your finished home sewing. There’s specialist tailoring items, right down to needles, pins and every shade of thread to go with your project (yes I will match thread to your fabric for you!).

Remember to check out our one off and repurposed vintage recycled fabrics. You might just find a treasure! 

Happy hunting!

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