You asked, so we decided to answer. Here is your first look at our three newest patterns, now available for preorder!
Let’s start with the ones pictured above.
Jasmine is our newest blouse. I wanted to create a top that was great for Fall layering, body flattering, but easy and quick to sew.
Jasmine is cut on the bias, so you don’t need any closures. Version 1 (the black and cream version above) has a cute little kerchief collar made in a contrasting fabric. The sleeves on this version have a little notch in the cuff… I could see adding a decorative button or two!
Version 2 (in the starburst pattern above) has longer gathered sleeves, and the collar can be tied in a pretty bow.
And then we have Clover, which I have a feeling will be the real hit of the season. Our first trouser pattern!
First, I know many of you are intimidated about making your own pants. So I set out to make a pattern that is both chic and dead simple, so that you can concentrate on getting them just the way you want them. We’ll be posting plenty of fitting tips, and likely doing a sewalong at some point too!
With just a few pattern pieces, you can make a pair of elegant cigarette pants that will carry you through Fall. Version 1 (the tweed ones above) are ankle length, with subtle pockets inset into the waistband seam. Version 2 (the aqua-green pair above) are mid-calf and will be great for warmer weather (or for those in the southern hemisphere)!
These pants should be made in a fabric with a bit of lycra for stretch (1%-3% is good).
I don’t know about you, but I plan on making at least three pair before Winter! Stretch cotton twill, a tweed pair, a wool, maybe a velveteen or corduroy…
Finally, we have Peony!
Isn’t she so lovely? Peony is a boat-neck dress with short or 3/4 sleeves and a fully removable cummerbund-style belt. The belt can be made in a contrast fabric (version 1) or in your main fabric (version 2). This dress lends itself to countless variations, and especially to embellishments. Caitlin is going to share a few of those in the coming weeks.
I’m planning to do one this Fall in a light pumpkin silk, and I cannot wait.
So hop on over to the shop and place your order! The patterns are just getting bound, stuffed, and glued as we speak, and should start shipping from the warehouse in 1-2 weeks, so it’s not a long wait at all!