All November long, we are looking to “Fall Into Fashion” with some sewing and style fun. As the weather cools down, fashion heats up! This time of year can provide some of the best opportunities for styling yourself.
Have you ever heard the term “capsule wardrobe”? It is the practice of editing your wardrobe down to your favorite clothes (aka the items that fit your fashion sense, your body, and your lifestyle right now), remixing them regularly, and shopping/sewing less often and more intentionally.
Here at Patterns for Pirates headquarters, we thought it would be so fun to show you how to do this with your handmade wardrobe! We hired some incredible sewists from the Pirate Community and asked them to sew a pattern from our collection, and then show you how to get more wearability out of it. They are showing up each day to remix a different P4P pattern AND the pattern of the day will be on sale for that 24-hour period. So fun, right?
TODAY’S FEATURED PATTERN
Pattern: RagDoll Raglan
Quick Summary: This is a loose, slouchy, baggy top that is perfect for pairing with those tighter fit bottoms like leggings or skinnies. You can sew it up in a drapey rayon for a lighterweight top in the summer or a sweater knit for a super cozy, oversized sweater in the winter! It has raglan style sleeves, which are very beginner friendly, but they have a drop, batwing that mimics the look of a exaggerated dolman sleeve. It is straight through the body and loose fit throughout, besides being fitted at the lower arms. It has a wide, low neckline to continue that comfortable, loose fit and pairs with a thicker than average neckband. If you use a very stretchy fabric you can pull the wide neckline off one shoulder if you like some days.
This pattern is on sale only thru tonight, at 11:59pm CST. If you’ve had your eye on it, don’t wait to jump on the deal!