December 12, 2020
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.
We are celebrating the update with a sale, so 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. This pattern sews up quickly, yet the princess seams make it so flattering on the body!
Everyone who has already bought the Clementine pattern will receive the update for free. Please note, since we started out, we have upgraded our digital downloads system, which sometimes causes issues for older orders. So, if you do not receive the update automatically, just get in touch and we will sort it out for you.
In addition to the major update, there are a few small other changes to Clementine, so read on for the details.
A good fit is something I'm very passionate about as a designer, so it's really nice to offer an extra fit option. We don't have any extra photoshoot images to share with the new fit option as of now, but the design lines do remain the same, just modified to fit a fuller bust!
The full bust fit option has three new pieces: the scoop neck front, the cowl neck front, and the side front.
With the release of the new pieces, we have taken the chance to re-arrange the printable files. We now have separate files for each bust view, as well as a separate print-out of just the full bust pieces, in case you want them as an add-on to the base pattern you already have. We also have a little instruction booklet for the full bust version of the pattern, with all the additional information you might need.
On the old version of the pattern, the files were split into two different size sets, but now we have combined all the sizes into one file. Because you are able to choose which sizes you print, this does not impact the usability or convenience of the pattern at all.
We have managed to reduce the number of pages needed for the print at home file by 5 pages for some versions of the file, which is a nice little bonus.
The only errata is for the neck band; while the neck band of the original is still the correct length, the notches on the new neck band have been moved a little bit, which makes sewing a bit easier. This is still a very minor change which generally would not affect your sewing noticeably, so do not worry if you are using the original version instead.
I hope you are excited about the new fit option for the Clementine dress and top. Look forward to diverse fit options in our future releases, too!
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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.
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