The first Patterns for Pirates women’s patterns is getting an update. We are crazy excited and you should be too!
First, we extended the sizing into Plus 1X – Plus 3X, to match with the rest of the women’s patterns in the shop. But we didn’t stop there! We wanted to continue the party and added a bottom band AND also added two more sleeve lengths. So now the PSD is officially as jam packed with options as all the others.
If you already own the Pumpkin Spice Dolman, you will not need to re-purchase to get the updates. If you bought here (PatternsforPirates.com) or on the Craftsy store, you will simply need to sign into your account and re-download the file. If your purchase was via Etsy, email PatternsForPirates@gmail.com (WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE) and you will get an updated file.
Now, let’s talk about the new options:
There is now a short sleeve option with a small banded hem! It’s adorable with contrasting fabric, or just keeping it simple. And it has a looser, playful look that is so in style right now.
Also added was a 3/4 sleeve length. It just made sense to add it in as a style choice. And it looks amazing on our testers!
A new hem alternative was added too! In addition to the curved and straight hems from the original pattern, there is now a chance to add a band to the bottom of your PSD. The bands come in two different lengths and simply create a different look for this style top. Sometimes you want a curved/straight simple hem for a more flowy-style shirt…and sometimes you want something that pulls it all back into your body. Isn’t that the beauty of sewing? You get exactly the style you want in each item you stitch for yourself!
So what are you waiting for? Go grab yourself the Pumpkin Spice Dolman pattern and get to sewing!
In case you were wanting some more sewing/styling inspiration and want to see what the testers came up with, be sure to head over to Pumpkin Spice Album in our Facebook group! There are so many pictures full of different beautiful body types and style and color. You can’t go wrong by taking a peek. Basically it’s an arsenal of inspiration!
And remember to PLEASE share with us your sewing accolades! If you’ve sewn a P4P design, we want to see it! Tag us #patternsforpirates on Instagram or post it on the Facebook group wall and let us check out your amazing work. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
If you bought the original pattern do you get the update for free?
Yes, you can log into your P4P account and redownload the updated file. Craftsy, you can also just log into your Craftsy account and redownload. Etsy doesn’t allow any kind of updates, so you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of purchase to get the updated file.
I’m super new to sewing, what is the best fabric type to use with this pattern?
We have a couple great fabric choice posts here:
jaimee bass says
Im new to sewing and patterns. I want to do the short sleeve version of this shirt. I can not seem to figure out where to cut the band from that makes the end of the short sleeve ?
The band for the bottom is cut off where the option for the straight hem would be ?
I have never sewn a shirt before so …my last question is the material for the neckline …where do i figure out how to cut that .
sorry about all the questions ….thank you in advance for the assistance
There is a cut chart with all rectangle pieces both on the pattern piece and in the tutorial within the first few pages. It will have the measurements to cut the neckband, sleeve bands, waistband, ect 🙂