Hi! Just a quick note to say that we will be having a sale from Friday to Monday, starting at 12:00 CET (Paris timezone). All our patterns will be 20% off, and that includes the new pattern we’re also releasing tomorrow! You don’t need a code, they are already discounted in the shop. We don’t have sales very often so now is your chance. Happy sewing!
In the last post we’ve discussed how to check if you need a full bust adjustment and how much to add to the pattern. We’ve also demonstrated how a minimal FBA works in case you need to add 1″ or less. If you need more than that, you need to do a proper FBA and in this post we’ll guide you through that process. It seems like a lot of work when you look at the end result, but if you go step by step, it really isn’t that hard!
When we release a pattern, we always ask for volunteers to review our new garment. When we did this for the Opal Cardigan, I noticed that several reviewers had altered the neckline into a V-neck. I really liked this alteration. In fact, I had considered including it in the pattern but at that time I was too far in the process to go back and change things. The reviewers showed that my idea was good though, so I went and made a free add-on for the V-neck alteration!
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you already know what has been occupying us for the past couple of weeks: we’re building our own home. I say home instead of house because, well, it’s not a house. It’s a yurt! In the coming weeks I’ll do a little series about this experience: how we came to this point, the building process (including lots of sewing!), and of course what my sewing space will look like in the end. Let’s start with how we got the idea in the first place.
I made an interesting discovery about sizing, combining the knowledge other pattern designers shared with us and the knowledge I gained making our first pattern. I’ve read something about this before, but I didn’t fully understand at the time. So in case that goes for you too, I’ll explain again here. A lot is said and discussed about the size charts different pattern designers use, whether they are based on actual women and the frustration that comes with not fitting into one size column. My survey showed that 78% of you generally do not fall within one size column, so this is a widespread problem. And one of the factors that are responsible for this, is the way sewing patterns are drafted.
We’re down to the last stage of finishing our new pattern! If all goes well we’ll have the launch next Tuesday. This one is a true winter pattern again, and if you follow me on Instagram you might already have seen some sneak peeks. Every release is a cause of celebration, and that’s why everything in the shop, including the new pattern, will be 20% off! I know we’ve just been bombarded with sales this past weekend, so I hope you have some room left in your budget.
Sewing the hood of the Jasper may not be the most difficult step of the construction process, but I do think some steps benefit from real garment photo’s. Plus I have some tips to share that make it easier to achieve a neat end result. So if you prefer a big hood over the collar, follow these steps and you’ll have one in no-time!