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: Boundless Knit Dress
Quick Summary: This beginner friendly pattern has boundless options! Choose from empire or at the waist bodice to get the most flattering cut for your body. Then choose from sleeveless/tank, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, or long sleeve to fit any season. Dress lengths included are mini (great for date night or paired with tights!), at the knee, tea, and maxi to suit every occasion! Bodice can be partially or fully lined (directions include quick and easy method or enclosed seams). The lined bodice means no neckband- so if you’re a new sewist who struggles with getting the perfect neckband sewn this will be a great feature for you! You can also add fun, over-sized inseam pockets to have a place for your cell phone, cash, or snacks ;). The scoop neckline is a flattering cut without showing cleavage and the scoop back gives you a fun flirty feel with all the comfort of not worrying about wearing a special bra! You can also choose the higher neckline for more coverage as well as mix and match the higher and scoop for fronts and backs. The bodice is fitted throughout as well as fitted sleeves. The front and back bodice have the same piece and the bodice is meant to have a slight dip from center front to center back. Skirt is a slimmer gathered skirt using a rectangle shape in a cut chart.
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!
Make sure you check out Instagram and Facebook today, for more fun videos and photos from our featured sewist! But before you go, here are a few quick pics to keep you inspired!
Love this dress and styling! I’m sold! What type of fabric did you use? I’m afraid something like dbp will be too slinky?