Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Pattern 1810 Snugfit Irene Low Neck Dress

I am so glad I have finally put this pattern together. There are quite a few looks that can be created with this design. I had to settle on ones that suited the fabrics I had.

Views 1 and 2 illustrate the different size puffy sleeves and the skirt variation. View 3 is a completely different look with the elastic sleeves and inset in a contrast fabric.
I think it would also look great with a black velvet bodice, red skirt and white sleeves and inset. Or maybe in black dupion silk with a lace inset. Or a crepe dress with matching coloured chiffon long sleeves. 1804 Snugfit Carol has long sleeves you can use.

I have also included a tucked version of the large puffy sleeve and a low neck that doesn't need the inset piece. You now have another skirt option with the half circle skirt that is in this pattern. I have also marked the peplum hemline.

I can start to see my vision of mix and match pattern pieces being used to make almost any design starting to come into being now.

I am constantly pulling out different pattern pieces to either make a new pattern or create a design I have seen and I love how easy it is to keep the pieces in order or find just what I want in my folder system. Each pattern has its own divider page and envelope. This means I can take out the envelopes to keep track of the pieces and know exactly where they go back in the folder. Any Fashion Files relating to a pattern I put next to the original pattern.

As with all my patterns, the format is landscape, making it perfect to read on the screen. I had a request from a lady who said she didn't have a computer to use in her sewing room so I have started including a text only version of at least the main view so it can be printed out easily.

The pattern pieces are vector drawn using Illustrator and I include the 1" or 2.5cm square for a scale check. I had a few questions about printing so I have now included a chapter on how to print at 100% in Adobe Reader.

I am always looking for ways to improve the patterns either in general or a specific pattern. I decided the neckline on the 1804 Snugfit carol Round Neck Dress needed to be just a fraction lower so I redrew the bodice and collar pieces and sent out the updated pattern to all my customers who had already bought the pattern. I updated the pattern number to 1804 on all the pieces and extras and the bodice neckline has printed on it 'updated neckline'. You need the updated neckline for the Add-on Bibs I am publishing soon.

Visit my Etsy shop to pick up this latest pattern 1810 Snugfit Irene Low Neck Dress for just $2.50 USD.

This time I have put together the pattern tester dresses for sale as well. The clearance price is just $35 USD with free postage in Australia and discount postage of $10 USD for USA and Canada.

Happy Sewing,