December 19, 2020
We are busy celebrating releasing an update to the Clementine (the first pattern we ever released!), which now includes full bust pattern pieces. Read all about the update on the blog. And what better way to celebrate than to share some beautiful makes of Clementine?
If you haven't already got the Clementine pattern, you can see all the details and buy it here. Use code FBA for 20% off Clementine (today is the last day of the sale).
Let's get to those lovely makes!
Ida chose to layer her Clementine dress with tights and a coat in an accent colour.
Jessica, who in her words is "all about sunshine and flowers right now" put this energy into her bold blue Clementine with a cropped sleeve. We look forward to seeing the short sleeve version you're planning on making for the warmer months.
Channeling her inner ballerina, Suzie made a dreamy taupe Clementine dress with a three-quarter sleeve.
For those with a penchant for sweetness: Kawaii Berry's short-sleeved, popsicle print Clementine is perfect for summer days in the sun.
We love seeing how people style their makes and were happy Lori found the Clementine top to be a nice addition to her fall wardrobe in bamboo terry fabric.
Andie created a monochrome short-sleeve Clementine top to be worn with pink pants. She reviewed it on her blog and also talked about it on the Curvy Sewing Collective. She used the full bust tutorial (as we had not released full bust pieces yet, at the time!) as well as the tutorial on deepening the cowl neck.
Making excellent use of the versatility of the pattern, Samantha used a waffle knit to create a cozy jumper. Perfect for beach walks on crisp winter days!
Holly shows us that the only thing cuter than a flowy winter dress is a mini-me dressed in the same print! This navy pattern works effortlessly with tights, black boots and a nice pair of shades.
One of the most rewarding things about creating digital patterns is watching our Clementines explore the globe. Mel took her Clementine to Amsterdam and the burnt orange fabric works perfectly with the natural Fall hues.
Rebecca used the Clementine pattern to create a versatile layering piece for her vibrant and vintage wardrobe. Love this sassy look!
Victoria used a organic cotton jersey in a stunning poppy print to make her Clementine dress. She made it to be worn with boots and a beanie for a hiking trip but as you can see here, it works just as well with flats and a statement bag. Check out her blog post here for more details on process and fit.
Erin showcases how classic a polka-dot cowl-neck Clementine top can look with a beret and a tan pencil skirt. Tres chic!
As the Clementine pattern comes with top and dress pattern variations, Indu used the skirt part of the dress pattern to make this skirt and top combo. An easy hack and very clever!
With a sewing pattern the possibilities are infinite, and what better representation than Chelsea's galaxy print scoop-neck Clementine tee? This fabric is a four-way stretch jersey with 95% cotton and 5% lycra to give a nice comfortable fit.
Lisa made the Clementine dress for her mother in two different floral pattern colourways. The full sleeve is complemented with an elegant skirt length.
Brittani from Untitled Thoughts (and Brittani's cat Nodame) both approve of this free-flowing short sleeve Clementine dress. Brittani is a fellow indie designer and we are huge fans of her stylish designs!
Tiffany made a striking scoop-neck Clementine dress with short sleeves and bold blue print - perfect for summer.
Using a structured scuba knit for her Clementine top, Nicole paired the marbled cowl-neck top with peach twill trousers for a comfortable yet stylish look.
ScaryCanary made a delightful blue floral Clementine. Using this quick-make to help pass some lockdown hours, she even utilised fabric offcuts to make a pair of briefs. Due to a mistake in cutting on her first one, she had to make a waist seam, but it looks just fine! Sewers are very resourceful folk. For her second one, she made it as designed!
Cortney used a mid-weight ponte knit for this royal blue Clementine. She noted the Clementine gets bonus points for "twirlyness" which we love!
Of the Clementine's pattern variations, Mona went for a short sleeve top that makes a lovely feature of the princess seams using a vibrant contrast print.
Birdy managed to make this beautiful Clementine dress in a textured knit in 5 hours from pattern printing to finish! We love the subtle topstitching on the shoulder seams. She always takes her sewing to the next level and does an amazing job of showing the process.
Carolyn rates the Clementine factor for "swish factor" and we rate her make for the futuristic-cool the slate-grey mesh fabric brings. She chose a midi-length with plenty of cowl and skirt to twirl.
TreesInWelly has been a busy bee. This is just one of a growing collection of Clementine makes we're delighted to see are filling her wardrobe. Based in Wellington, New Zealand (like us!) we know how important trans-seasonal pieces are in Aotearoa's windy capital.
Patsy was happy to report that this Clementine dress required no fit alterations and that the viscose ponte fabric has produced no bobbling. Win-win all round.
Britt chose velour jersey both with and without diamantes. An excellent example of how contrasting fabric can be beautifully nuanced. She also says stretch is the right call to make room for a hearty Christmas meal and we couldn't agree more.
Meanwhile in the Southern Hemisphere, the Clementine dress also worked well for KJ's New Zealand Christmas. The print she chose is a nice nod to the "Kiwi" summer Christmas.
I hope you have enjoyed this lovely gallery. We really love and appreciate the passion that our customers have for sewing, as well as their creativity with their choices for our patterns! Again, you can get Clementine knit dress and top here (20% off with code FBA ends today).
This marks our last blog post for 2020, so enjoy your holiday breaks, and we will see you in the New Year! I am looking forward to seeing what the new year brings. -Jo
December 12, 2020 0 Comments
The Clementine dress and top now has a full bust option, giving you more versatility with your fit, and giving a wider range of people the option to make Clementine!
Clementine was the first pattern we ever released (aww!). It's really nice to provide ongoing support and updates for our patterns.
December 09, 2020 0 Comments
Check out our in-depth video on sewing an invisible zip! This tutorial was created as part of the extra content for the Ella skirt, which you can buy here. But naturally, you can use this tutorial for any pattern which uses an invisible zip!
I have been developing my invisible zip technique for years, and have tried every way of sewing them! I have combined all the things I've learned along the way into my own ultimate method. I absolutely love this pinless way of sewing. And if it scares you to sew without pins, don't worry, I have some handling tips, and even some examples that show you what not to do. If you still prefer to use pins, of course that's okay too! Sewing is all about doing it the way that makes you happy.
November 19, 2020 0 Comments