Friends, it feels like I’ve been waiting for this day forever. COVID-19 set us back from our regular release schedule quite a bit this year, and I’ve been waiting to introduce you to these patterns so eagerly I could almost burst. So at long last, here they are!
This season we have four new styles for you, and I’m really pleased (thrilled, actually!) with how they all turned out. I hope you’ll feel the same. I’ll give you a brief introduction to all four today, and then every day this week I’ll introduce to you one of these pattern individually in more detail. After that we’ll show you some of our testers’ makes, and then I’ll talk you through fabric and styling ideas. So stay tuned. We have lots of fun and inspirational posts for you this month!
Due to virus concerns, I modeled these styles myself. We didn’t want to get caught by surprise with another lock-down, so we kept it really simple.
Ready? Here we go:
- The Noord T-Shirt + Sweatshirt is a fun color-blocked knit top that can be sewn as either a T-shirt or a sweatshirt. With a boxy fit, shirt-tail hem that is slightly longer in the back, and unique seaming details, this is a pattern you can play with. Change the color blocking to suit your style or use up smaller pieces of fabric in your stash. Cup sizes are included to help you get a good fit.
- The Yanaka Jacket is a cross between a blazer and a cardigan. This chic, unlined jacket is semifitted, slightly cropped, and includes several unique features: a cutaway silhouette, cut-on sleeves, a sleeve gusset for better movement and fit, and a gentle stand-up collar. With no set-in sleeve and no closures, this style is fun and easy to sew as well as versatile to wear. The cut-out V-notch at the back hem adds a little extra style, and the pattern is great for color blocking. This style includes cup sizes with added bust darts for C and D cups to help you get a perfect fit.
- The Easton Cowl-Neck Tee is a classic knit, cowl-neck top that is both flattering to wear and easy to sew. View A includes long sleeves and a wide, topstitched back facing while View B features short sleeves and a narrow, bias-cut back facing. Combine or switch these elements to make your perfect top. The pattern includes cup sizes to help you get the perfect fit, and it can be sewn from lightweight drapey knits for a casual, professional, or dressy look.
- The Fitzroy Blouse pattern makes an elegant blouse with a subtly raised shawl collar, creating a flattering high V neckline. Ideal for layering or to wear alone, the blouse looks equally chic worn loose or tucked in. The pleat at the back gives a little extra room for movement, and you can choose from the softly pleated tucks on the sleeve for View A or the classic placket and cuffed sleeve for View B. This pattern includes cup sizes to help you get a perfect fit.
Like I said, I’ll give you a more in-depth introduction to each of these styles, including fabric suggestions, in the days and weeks to come, and we have lots of tester and Advisors Circle photos to show you so you can see these styles in different fabrics and sizes. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, you can pick up your own copies of the patterns and have them in time for Christmas. All four styles are available now in both paper and digital format. See the What’s New section of the shop to find all these styles in all formats.
These are all gorgeous ❤!! I love all the seam details and everything! Great job ,Liesl! Can’t wait to sew them!!
Oh, and forgot to say: you did an awesome job modeling these!!!
Love, love love the Fitzroy blouse and the cowl neck t-shirt and having ready-made cup sizes! I am excited to see the details of both.
I think this is my favorite collection you have ever released. Absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait to read the blog post for each of these patterns.
The Yanaka jacket stopped me in my tracks. So beautiful. I’d love to hear more about where to source a beautiful brocade like you have,
Love all of them!
Great looking patterns! I can hardly wait to acquire them all! I will be sewing for myself over the next two months and these will be great additions to my wardrobe. Nice mix of casual and dressy.
The seaming details of the Noord shirt are interesting. I especially like the suggestion for using up smaller leftover fabrics from my stash. It’s helpful that you gave two different options in the yardage charts so that I can figure out which pieces of fabric will work for each design.
I also find the shawl collar neckline on the Fitzroy blouse interesting. The back pleat and curved hem give nice shaping too. I’ll definitely be thinking about this one for the future. It’s helpful to have the videos with you modeling and showing the garments up close. It brings the designs to life!
yanaka jacket: i chose a very heavily embroidered damask drapery fabric but the material is maybe too scratchy to wear if its used as the inner lining / neck facing which does show in the finished piece. im thinking that i need to go find a second facing material that fits well with it. anyone have thoughts on what to do?