Nine to Five Capsule inspiration

We’re now halfway through the sale time for the second of the Indie Pattern Month pattern bundles. The Nine to Five pattern bundle is all about everything you need for the office! And today, we’re going to look at some inspiration for what you could make with it.

Sew Over It – Anderson blouse

The Anderson blouse from Sew Over It is a classic, draped wrap-front blouse, inspired by Gillian Anderson’s 1940’s/1950’s work outfits in hit series The Fall.

Anderson collage

Top row – heart print poly georgette fabric; Anderson blouse by Handmade by Heather B.

Bottom row – Anderson blouse by Stitched Up by Samantha; floral print silk satin fabric.


Oki Style – Experimental Jacket Salt

The Salt jacket by Oki Style delivers an architectural twist on a wardrobe staple. Assymetrical draping down the back of the jacket adds a lot of interest while still being suitable for the office.

salt collage

You could try making the Salt jacket in a textured linen look suiting, such as the grey on the left. Or go for a touch of luxury with a wool twill suiting in a deep charcoal grey like the one on the right. Feel like something a bit different? This linen look suiting comes in a range of colours, including this fun coral.


Sew House Seven – Alberta Street pencil skirt

It wouldn’t be a workwear capsule wardrobe without a pencil skirt! The Alberta Street pencil skirt from Sew House Seven is a slim fitting style with a contoured waistband, back vent, and oversized front patch pockets.

Alberta Collage

Main image is an Alberta Street pencil skirt in a bears with umbrellas print by Catisakitty!

Side images, top to bottom: a bold floral print cotton sateen fabric; embroidery detail on the pocket of an Alberta Street skirt; spot print chambray fabric.



Ralph Pink – Milena top

A modern take on the traditional fitted shirt, the Milena top by Ralph Pink is a fitted style with a mandarin collar and intricate panelling details.

Milena collage

For some fabric inspiration for the Milena top, you could try a linen dress fabric such as this one in turquoise, a Spanish floral linen/cotton blend, or this lovely coral coloured linen viscose blend.


Sew Chic – Beatrice pocket dress

The Beatrice dress by Sew Chic takes the classic sheath dress style and adds great details such as a notched round neckline and kangaroo pockets. Plenty of darts give great shaping everywhere you need it for a fabulous fit.

Beatrice Collage

The Beatrice dress would be lovely and comfortable made up in a cotton sateen. You could shake things up a bit and use a bright print like the abstract painting print cotton sateen on the left! Or keep things classic with a plain stretch cotton, such as the one on the right. The black Beatrice dress in the middle is by I Love 2 Sew, and the black and white floral Beatrice is by How Good Is That.


Cashmerette – Washington dress

The Washington dress by Cashmerette mixes the comfort of a knit bodice with the fabric possibilities and structure of a woven skirt. Mix and match different fabrics for colour blocking, or make it in one tone for a more subtle take.

Washington Collage

The stunning Washington dress is by Mrs Hughes. For a Washington of your own, you could choose a bold knit for the top half, such as the animal print at the top or the floral at the bottom. Pair it with a ponte in a plain colour and you’re good to go!


So, what do you think of the Nine to Five Capsule pattern bundle? Which pattern is your favourite? And have you made any of them?