Introducing Josephine, a new sewing pattern coming later this fall!
I’m so. excited. to show you this first fall pattern preview — it’s kind of in the early stages yet but I just couldn’t wait to show you these photos. I love the pleats. I love the sleeves. And this rayon fabric is divine.
Josephine will have both a top and tunic view (this is the tunic length). As you can see it can be worn as a mini-dress as well as with jeans or leggings, and the top will be slightly longer than hip length. The belt will be included, along with two different width sleeves.
Do you love it? I love it. Can’t wait.
Now that my Ruby Dress & Top pattern is out, I want to say a big THANK YOU to the people who tested the pattern before we released it to the masses! This group of gifted ladies sewed up a batch of Rubies with impressive speed: we emailed them the test pattern on a Friday morning, and by Sunday evening, they’d started sending photos and feedback. Wow!
It’s essential to see how the pattern works up in different sizes, how it works for different body types. Getting feedback about the instructions and fit helps us make sure all the pattern pieces are just right in each size, so we really appreciate the hard work these ladies put into testing Ruby out for us.
The Ruby Dress and Top Sewing Pattern is a great project for the beginner sewist who wants to give garment sewing a try! The pattern features a contrast yoke and gathers for a comfortable and flattering fit without the need for bust darts, zippers, or closures. The armholes and neckline are bias-bound for an easy finish. Six women’s sizes (XS-XXL) in two lengths are included; the dress falls above the knee, while the top ends right at the hip.
$16 – Ruby Dress & Top – sizes XS-XXL
This pattern is delivered via instant download as a 23-page PDF eBook which features full-color photographs and diagrams, step by step instructions, and plenty of tips and hints. We’ve also included a special “Seam Finishes…
I’m doing something today that I don’t usually do: posting pictures of an unfinished sewing project. Couldn’t help it: I was so excited about how it looked when I tried it on that I had to snap a few pictures. In fact, all of the seams on this dress were basted, so it’s reeeeally unfinished. The fabric on the main part of the dress is Tule by Leah Duncan (which I posted about here), and the yoke is a grey chambray, I think by Robert Kaufman. LOVE how these two fabrics look together! The pattern, just in case you missed this post, is my coming-soon Ruby Dress and Top Sewing Pattern.
I like to baste things together when I want to…
Every time I look at the Geranium Dress flickr pool, I can’t help but emit little squeaks, ooohs, and awws at all the beauties in there. The Geranium pattern has proven to be so versatile — as a dress or a tunic with different styles (sleeves/no sleeves/ruffle sleeves/pockets/no pockets), and it’s popping up as anything from totally casual play dresses all the way on up to fancy flower girl dresses!
I must also commend you on the fine photography in the photo pool. You’re capturing the little girls in your lives at such candid moments. Here are a few of my favorites from this summer:
Rachel blogged about her daughter’s dress here.
I love the Briar Rose…
I can hardly believe that some kids are already back in school! August school seems totally wrong to me, especially since it’s just starting to feel like summer here in the Midwest. Some of you have been thinking ahead though and have already been sewing backpacks using my Toddler Backpack Pattern for the coming school year. I love the print combos on this one. Are those tiny polka dots on the aqua fabric? Why yes, they are.
I’m always a sucker for transportation prints. Kokka really pulls out all the stops with the Echino line (the two on either side below). Don’t you think someone needs to make a backpack Right. Now. with the scooter print??And those…
I’m currently working on two (OK, after the response to this post, maybe three) new women’s patterns, the first of which will be going into testing very soon! The newest one is called the “Ruby Dress and Top Sewing Pattern” and is based on the Arrow Dress that got such a positive response from everyone when I posted it a couple of months ago. It’s a simple design, and it’s so easy to sew! The pattern will include both a dress and a top length. I’m really excited about it, and I hope other people will be excited to sew it, too!!
This print (on the lower half) is part of the “Indian Summer” collection from Sarah Watson for…
I know many of you have been waiting and waiting for this, and I’m pleased to tell you that the Geranium Dress is now available in kids’ sizes 6-12! It’s just like the original version, but sized up to fit a bigger set.
$10 – Geranium Dress in kids’ sizes 6-12
(looking for smaller sizes? CLICK HERE for sizes 0-5T)
BUY BOTH GERANIUM PATTERNS & SAVE 20%!
$16 – Geranium Dress Pattern Pack (Original 0-5T + Kids’ sizes 6-12)
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I have a little feeling you’re gonna love this. Behind the scenes over here we’ve been working on sizing up the Geranium Dress! The Geranium Dress will SOON be available as a separate PDF pattern, in sizes 6-12. I know a lot of you have been asking for a bigger version of this sweet little dress, and your wish will be granted imminently. We’re just putting the finishing touches on the pattern.
UPDATE: GERANIUM DRESS SEWING PATTERN SIZES 6-12 IS NOW AVAILABLE
These two were having a great time by the time the photoshoot ended, so I’m really fond of how these photos turned out. The “Of a Feather” print on the flutter-sleeved dress is truly gorgeous; I really like how it looks like a completely different design in this navy colorway (the ivory version is in this post). And the “Blossom Festival” border print is another completely stunning print. I think this would make a beautiful skirt for me too!
Karen cut the skirt sideways so that the border would…
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