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Elegant, classic clothing with a contemporary twist . . .

Clothing Designs by La Fred are easy-to-construct sewing patterns
that feature elegant, classic clothing with contemporary lines.
The designer,
Fred Bloebaum (a woman with a man’s nickname),
is a popular sewing instructor from the San Francisco area.
Fred teaches workshops at conferences and fabric stores around
the country and is also a contributor to
Threads magazine.
For event listings visit our website at: 


Helena Dress

This semi-fitted dress for stretch knits only features a cowl neckline, diagonal waist seam and a four gore full skirt. The bodice opens at the back neck and pulls on over the head. Options include a two-piece long sleeve, or a sleeveless view. Skirt lengths are lower mid-calf or slightly below the knee. 
USD - Sizes 4 to 26

Thia tee

The Thia tee is a high-hip length, semi-fitted shirt designed for stretch knits. The fit is achieved through vertical and horizantal bust darts. The pattern features two necklines: a round, semi-boat neck or a square neck. Sleeve options include a short cap sleeve, three-quarter length or long sleeve. 
USD - Sizes Xs to XXL

Europa Blouse

This semi-fitted, high-hip length overblouse features a square neck, princess seams, and front buttons (either double or single.) You may choose from three sleeve options: sleeveless, a short sleeve cut on the bias or long sleeve with a center tuck at the hem.
USD - Sizes 4 to 26

The Phoebe Tee

This loose-fitting tunic-style tee shirt can be made in a wide variety of knit or woven fabrics. The pattern features a scoop neck, straight sides which angle slightly toward the hips from the shoulders, and sleeves which end at the wrist or just above the elbow. Ribbing at the neck is optional. The side seams have a short slit at the bottom.
USD - Sizes XS to XXL

The Athena Blouse

A semi-fitted long or short sleeved shirt in crisp fabrics with unique square armhole, pleated sleeve hem, and wing collar. The blouse can be made with a wide or narrow collar, and choice of front opening styles -- straight or slightly asymmetric.
USD - Sizes XS to XL

The Cassandra Skirt

This calf-length skirt has two panels – the back panel, which wraps around and meets at the front, and the front panel. The center of the back panel is on the bias, creating a soft, fluid, slightly fish-tail shaped hem. It has side-front sections that are connected with a decorative closure. The front panel is straight-grain and lays under the side-front sections of the skirt. The panels are attached at the waist only, and are shaped with a dart at the side. The skirt is closed with an invisible zipper in the back, plus your choice of closure at the center front. $13. USD - Sizes 6 to 26

The Thalia Pants Pattern

(Thalia is the Greek Muse of Comedy.) These loose-fitting, pull-on, full-legged pants feature front pockets and a large box pleat in front. The outer fold of the box pleat is formed by buttoning the flat front waistband through two parallel buttonholes. The back waistband features two channels through which 3/4" wide elastic is threaded. 
USD - Sizes XS to XXL

The Penelope Jacket

This finger-tip length, loose-fitting cardigan style jacket features decorative piping or binding around the entire outer edge. Includes a small funnel collar in the back and dolman sleeves, with separate center and side panels in the back. Two pocket choices are available, on the front a piped single welt pocket or a patch pocket that extends into the side seam. The silhouette is wide at the shoulders and narrow at the bottom. Lining optional. $16 USD Sizes XS to XXL

The Daphne Pant

This fitted, slim pant features front and back darts, straight legs, a center back invisible zipper and elastic sewn into the waistband for comfort. 
USD - Sizes 4 to 26

The Artemis Coat

This loose-fitting, length coat features an attached scarf collar that can be worn in many different ways. The front fastens with 3 buttons in an asymmetric closure. You may choose patch pockets or in-seam pockets. The wide sleeves are cut all in one with the bodice and may be worn cuffed. Lining is optional.
USD - Sizes XS to XXL

To Order your Clothing Design Pattern by La Fred,
Visit our website at: or 
Please send your payment plus $1 per pattern to cover shipping and handling to:

Clothing Designs by La Fred, Dept GC
4200 Park Blvd, PMB 102
Oakland, CA 94602
Phone: 510-893-6811; Fax 510-663-8408

California Residents please add 8 1/4% sales tax.
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