I am officially the worst ever! This post was started right before I left for Tanzania and then never actually posted, which is bad on two accounts. Not only did I not share the amazingness of my Fauntleroy tester roundup but I also didn’t get the chance to make my testers feel loved and appreciated like they should. While no excuse, I did have a lot happening in those few days leading up to our trip so I can understand why it didn’t happen.
Cozy really should be my middle name. I pretty much aim to have all clothes I wear have an element of cozy, but sometimes I would like to look a bit more put together. Fauntleroy is the perfect combination of cozy and refined. With raglan sleeves and shoulder darts, Fauntleroy is a twist on your traditional turtleneck, I like to call it a relaxed turtleneck. Definitely not the turtlenecks of the 90’s.
If you missed the big announcement yesterday, my newest pattern Leschi is now available for purchase. The pattern is marked down 20% through Friday so don’t wait to buy the pattern.
When I started dreaming about this pattern a few years ago I knew I wanted a blouse that could be sewn in a variety of fabrics to either elevate my everyday momiform or rock on a date night. Leschi is everything I had hoped it would be and today I want to share the different fabrics I chose to use for my blouses.
One of my favourite projects last year was creating the Carkeek dress for the 30 Days of Sundresses with Melissa of Melly Sews.
Well I am back again for this years Sundressing 2017 with my newest FREE pattern, Magnolia!
Magnolia is a knit swing dress with a hi-low hem that is the perfect dress for those warm summer days. The back features a racerback with gathered yoke.
With the added fabric from the gathered back detail you get so much swing in the dress, that paired with a more fitted front bust gives you a great silhouette without being too tight.
My post yesterday on how different the pattern fits depending on the fabric you choose, is even more evident today with the Bryant Tester Roundup.
These ladies sewed up a bunch of amazing tops and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Abigail really took the opportunity to show off the print in her top. The bold blue and white stripe cut on the bias looks amazing! Sewn in jersey.
Terri of Blue House Joys colour blocked the back of her top. And while it may have been done because she was short on fabric, I love the look. Sewn in cotton lycra.
My new pattern has me dreaming of spring.
Bryant is a knit dolman top with a boatneck and two sleeve options. Whether you decide to make the short sleeve cuffed version or long sleeve, you have the perfect pattern to transition you through the seasons.
This pattern is a little different from your average dolman top, it’s cut on the bias! By cutting your top on the bias you are not only getting the chance to play with fun prints but you get a level of added drape you wouldn’t normally have.
Who knew I would love a duster cardi as much as I love this Phinney Ridge duster cardi. I just keep looking at the pictures and am surprised I like it so much. I am convinced it’s the amazing loose weave sweater knit I picked up at Joann Fabrics. It gives it such a light flowy look that suits my body shape so much.
When I designed the Phinney Ridge I was going for a classic cardi that was missing in the indie pattern market. What I didn’t even consider was how it could easily be made into a long or extra long cardi with just a few alterations. So today I am sharing the alterations you need to do to lengthen your Phinney Ridge into any length, although I would encourage a duster length!
The best part about releasing a new pattern is when I get the chance to show off all of my testers. While I can show you 10 different views of the pattern on my body, it is hard to know whether it will work for you if we don’t have the same body. So the tester roundup is a great way for you to see the pattern on all different body shapes and sizes.
A classic cardigan is a staple in my wardrobe and to finally have a pattern that allows me to customize it is wonderful. Phinney Ridge really is classic meets comfort and is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe as well.
When designing this pattern I wanted to add a couple more modern details to the pattern while still keeping the classic lines you expect from a cardigan pattern. Phinney Ridge has a wider cuff and bottom band and thanks to a wonderful suggestion by some testers, it also has 3/4 sleeves and elbow patches. Great details that set it apart from other cardigan patterns available.
Winter has officially hit Seattle and I knew a vest would be a perfect layer to get me through these cold months. While I love a plaid vest or even a down vest, sometimes you want something that is a little bit more of an elevated look. Let me introduce you to my newest free pattern, the Bell Town Vest.