For those of you who follow this blog you are getting a sneaky peek ahead of what’s coming up at Sew Over It. I have been busy designing new classes (which will eventually be released as patterns) over the past few months and after an incredibly fun photo shoot, we’re now ready to show you…
There are three new classes coming plus a couple of winter variations to existing classes.
First up we have our Doris Dress, which will be able to to be made with a long sleeve to keep you warm once those dark nights set in. I find that I don’t wear a lot of my dresses in winter because even with a cardigan, I am still cold.
The other new variation is for our Poppy Playsuit which will have an option to turn into a jumpsuit with full length trousers. This I imagine as a great going out outfit for Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve. I am already looking forward to wearing mine on my birthday in October!
As for the new classes, I wanted to introduce some new skills and a few more classic items for your wardrobe. Firstly, the Ultimate Shirt….
A lot of you have been asking for us to do a shirt for a while. I have kept the design classic so that you will learn all the traditional ways of making a shirt. So there is a cuff with cuff opening that is bound with a bias strip and separate collar and collar stand. I made the sample shown here out of our gorgeous Atelier Brunette fabric.
The second classic item is our new Cigarette Pants.
Our Ultimate Trousers were such a hit with you all so I wanted to take you to the next level with another classic trouser. Our fantastic teacher and pattern cutter Julie worked hard to get the perfect pattern, with great balance to make the fitting process easier. My bottom does not make trousers making a breeze! These trousers are mid rise, have a slightly curved waistband and a classic fly. There is a lot to learn here skills wise and like with our Ultimate Trousers, once you have this pattern to fit you, you can make as many variations as you want. I am already planning a cropped pair and some little tailored shorts for the winter.
And finally, the Lulu Dress.
This came from a desire to give you all a really simple dress pattern that was versatile and could be reinvented every time you make it. It is a loose shape which makes fitting easy. I have made it out of cotton to show you what a great day dress it can be; out of red crepe to show you a smarter perhaps office version and finally with georgette sleeves for an evening dress. Worn with or without a belt, short or knee length, with long or short sleeves, the possibilities are endless. I think it will be a great as a top as well.
So all these classes will be launched over the few weeks so make sure you are signed up to our mailing list so you don’t miss them.