Sometimes two great opportunities knock at your door at the same time. Not long ago I had the immense pleasure of introducing my pattern collaboration with fashion-oriented pattern company Style Arc: Eliane Jumpsuit.
Today the project I have to share is a little different. Have you guys heard of UpCraftclub? UpCraft Club is the first modern sewing association for people who especially love using digital patterns. They are very entrepreneurial in their ideas. Did you know a brick and mortar shop could sell digital patterns? Now they have come up with a dream service for creatives entrepreneurs willing to transform their dreams in reality with a custom pattern service. Or even support small & already stabilised companies as It can be very difficult to be everything within your pattern company. I feel so blessed to be invited to be the first to use their design service. I will be openly talking about the whole process over my Facebook page (live). From my inspiration to how the service works etc. I haven’t been asked to promote this service but I really enjoyed seeing my technical requirements (together with my initial drawing of pattern) into a fully tested and well- drafted pattern.
Now to the pattern. The Everyday Blouse is a basic but not boring top with slight gathering on the shoulders, bust and sleeve darts, 3/4 sleeves and a side exposed zipper. The design elements not only focus on giving you a strong staple sewing pattern but being thought for style and comfort. The fit isn’t loose or too tight. It skims over all the right places to give shape but at the same time is very forgiving. Something that is easy to make while still exercise your skills. You will like how tidy is inside too.
( You can buy it here)
Would I be running a sew-along or a blog tour? I won’t be hosting a sew-along on the traditional format. I can make a video on how to sew the elastic on the shoulders and the exposed zipper in the near future. I am currently working on the Eliane Jumpsuit sew-along. About a blog tour? I personally love to be able to see as many versions of a new sewing pattern as possible but I understand the blog tour format is a bit tired. Do you guys feel the same?
Do you want to make the blouse and share your honest views on my blog? I’m looking to gift 3 loyal readers with the Everyday Blouse. Let me know using the blog comment sections till August 15. * closed and winners announced.You don’t need to own a blog or have amazing pictures skills but be willing to share your make here. Sound like a plan?