As many of you already know, I am a lover of knit fabrics. I love how quickly they can be sewn up, and how comfortable the different types of knits are to wear. BUT, we’ve seen in our Facebook Group that there is a desire for patterns that use woven and non-stretch fabrics. We hear you and are about to make your woven pattern dreams come true!
To help kick off the first official day of summer, our P4P Team is announcing our “Summer of Wovens”!
What does a “Summer of Wovens” entail, exactly?
— Our pattern releases throughout the summer will ONLY be for woven fabrics. Was there something you were hoping to see from us? Of course we’d love to hear!
— Before we can get to the new goodies, we are making sure to update our older woven patterns to feature our layers format, including the A0 copy shop printing formats. We will also be extending the sizing into the full range that we use now. Our very first woven pattern for women was The Everyday Elegance and we have been working behind the scenes on updates for this, as well as perhaps including a few new options for the pattern itself. Here is our gorgeous Nicole modeling her newest EE:
— Of course we have new patterns already in the works! Along with her EE, Nicole is sporting a sneak peek of the first *new* pattern, which is already in pre-testing! Perfect for a lightweight fabric for a comfortable and casual summer days/nights, these bottoms are a pull-on woven pant filled with options. Since we are in pre-testing now, we still haven’t found the perfect name for these pants. And, I always reserve my right to change my mind on the options we will offer on the final pattern! (I fully admit that I’m a girl who likes to exercise her right to change her mind! Lol.) So things might change but this is the basic idea of what we are working on at the moment.
— Lastly, we will dedicate the blog to tips, tricks, and posts all about sewing with woven apparel fabrics. A lot of seamstresses think of quilting cotton when they see the term woven, but we will be focusing on woven fabrics that are specifically made for apparel. After all, they will be used for apparel patterns! There is a large variety of available woven fabrics and it will be our mission to help you understand what works best for the project you’re about to tackle. Let us know the questions you have about sewing apparel in woven/non-stretch fabrics and we will try to answer as many as we can. We would really love to help you better understand this new type of fabric!
We hope everyone is excited to see what else we have coming this summer and can use up some of that woven fabric you’ve got hiding in your stash!
Tonya Jespersen says
I’m so excited for the Summer of Wovens that’s coming, especially since I have wovens everywhere! I can’t wait for the update of the Everyday Elegance as well as the new bottoms. I’m sure Judy has some tricks up her sleeves for us too!
Joyce Dobbyn says
This is awesome! I’m so excited & can’t wait.
I’m so excited for this! I have two requests: one is for a pant that is a slim fit but woven, like a linen or cotton, in a full length and capri option, perfect for beach trips and window shopping. The other is for a sheer woven blouse that can be worn with one of my existing p4p tanks underneath, something with fun details like you would see at Anthropologie like pintucks or pleating or pretty buttons on the shoulders.
Amanda C says
Oh I Do hope there is a men’s woven shorts pattern! Desperately need to make the husband some new shorts and he prefers wovens for bottoms. So excited to see what is in the works!!
Omgosh, I’m so excited. Can’t wait to see what you come up with…. yay for summer sewing