I’m so excited to announce the release of my Josephine Sewing Pattern! We’ve been working hard to get this pattern ready and I hope you’ll enjoy sewing it up! One of my favorite things about Josephine is the pleats on the front; I think it creates a really sophisticated look even though they are really very easy to sew! The three views included in the pattern are:
View A - a tunic version with a wider sleeve, narrow belt, and elasticized cuff (blogged here)
View B – a blouse version with a cuffed bracelet-length sleeve and an elastic casing in the back for a very flattering fit (blogged here)
View C – a sleeveless blouse with a center front slit and side vents (blogged here)
Of course the options that come with each view are interchangeable so you can customize your Josephine to make many different variations!
This pattern is a great project for the confident beginner sewist who is ready to add some skills and variety to their garment-sewing repertoire. The instructions and diagrams are thorough, easy to follow, and full of hints and tips. We’ve also included a special “Seam Finishes Appendix” in this pattern with instructions for my favorite seam finishes as well!
This pattern comes in a range of six women’s sizes, from XS through XXL, with two bodice pieces included for each size: one has an A/B cup bust dart, and the other has a C/D cup bust dart. I’m hoping this will allow for a great fit for many shapes and sizes!! Refer to the charts below to find your size, and choose to make the A/B or C/D depending on your bra cup size.
- Woven fabric (see yardage chart below for amounts)
- 1/2 yard 1/4″ elastic (View A, elastic cuff option only)
- 1/2 yard 3/8″ elastic (View B only)
- Coordinating thread
Recommended fabrics: woven cotton and linen blend fabrics such as voile, rayon challis, shot cotton, shirting, double gauze, lawn, and broadcloth. You may want to check out my post on garment fabrics here.
Josephine has been featured previously on on my blog in the following posts:
Fall Pattern Preview: Josephine!
Josephine in Yellow Double Gauze
Pale Pink Josephine Top
My (handmade) maternity style
Am giant festive candy cane (made with the Josephine pattern + the pointed cap sleeve from my Washi Expansion Pack)
(Please note: Josephine isn’t intended to be a maternity sewing pattern, but the last two posts linked here show that I found it quite comfortable as a maternity top during the 1st and 2nd trimester)
I’d love to see what people are making with the Josephine Pattern! Please post pictures of your finished Josephine Blouses and Tunics to the Josephine Sewing Pattern Pool on Flickr!