The future is circular Made in Aotearoa Sizes 4 - 28 Patterns to sew at home Zero Production Waste

The future is circular

Crafted by designer Emily Miller-Sharma, Liam takes a simple and assured approach to dressing, enhancing all of life’s moments, large and small.

Emily’s design process has always been an investigative one, from exploring what can be achieved using the bias in patternmaking to pushing for meaningful change in the clothing industry. With a focus on circularity, explore Liam’s Ready Made collection or create your very own piece with Liam Patterns, available in sizes 4 - 28.


A collection of patterns! Paper patterns to use to sew clothes at home! Be playful when making your Liam Patterns pieces: experiment with materials, colours and what you’ve got around you.


There are 25 patterns across four different groups: modular, variations, knits and offcuts that cover beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels.


Simple shapes with variations that can be added on to mix things up. Like the Glen Top - a relaxed fit woven t-shirt shape that can have the Pack o’ Sleeves added to it (five different variations of sleeve! Party on!).


A shape or design line that can be used across a few different garment types. Like the Anne - a wrap design that can be made as a dress, top, or a blouse with peplum hem.


Developed in collaboration with Geo Gregory of Geo Knits Slow, a fashion practice inspired by the process of slow, handmade garments with repurposed materials.


Free, downloadable pdf files to use up offcuts or extra fabric - like our Lil’ pouch.


Seeking out a circular solution, we’re proud to say that since August 2022, all Liam Patterns are printed on repurposed end reels from New Zealand Media and Entertainment’s newspaper production in Auckland.

The solution utilises the ends that would otherwise be sent to recycling, giving them a second life with Liam Patterns, reducing waste and helping to support our local industry.

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We definitely suggest starting with our Beginner patterns as these are the simplest and most straight-forward. A great beginner fabric to learn with is calico, or any non-stretch cotton. And of course, the internet is a great reference and full of videos on how to sew if you’re just starting out.

All PDF patterns come with instructions on how to print to the correct scale. Once your pattern sheets have been printed, you’ll need to assemble them by matching the symbols and taping the pieces together.

Each pattern specifies how much fabric approximately you will need and this can be found on the envelope cover and in the printed and PDF instructions. If there’s a fabric you like with a different width than the ones specified, contact us here, or by messaging @liam.liampatterns on Instagram and we’ll help you to work out the meterage.

When deciding your size, choose your usual dress size when you shop at RUBY. For specific body measurements, refer to our Sizing Guide.