Can you believe it?! Cashmerette Patterns launched one year ago today! And what a year it’s been.
When I first had the idea to develop a line of sewing patterns specifically for curvy women, with bust sizes up to my own H cup, I never really imagined it would get to this point. But since October 2015, six (6!) Cashmerette Patterns have been released into the world, and the reception has been wonderfully overwhelming in all the best ways. I wish I could find a way to add up all the time saved not having to do Full Bust Adjustments… but I’m pretty sure it’s a lot.
To celebrate reaching our 1st birthday, we’re also having a very special sale! Use the code HAPPYBIRTHDAY and you can get 15% off any pattern (printed or PDF) of your choice (valid until 11.59pm 11 October, EST, on as many patterns as you’d like).
We kicked off with the Appleton Dress, a totally classic wrap dress which doesn’t gape at the bust. It’s quick and easy to make (many of you made it as your first ever garment!) and universally awesome on curvy figures.
So many fabulous Appletons have popped up, and here are just a few of my favourites. From left to right we have an amazing maxi-fied version by Cindy , gorgeous contrast and colours from Carmen, and a fancy sheer polka dot arm version from Emma (and you can still buy this fabric as a kit!).
Next, came the Washington Dress, a unique design that mixes knits and wovens for tons of creative opportunities, and a yoke that nips you in at the waist.
Modeling their awesome Washington Dresses, are Elaine in a stretch lace overlay version, Meg in a fantastic colour scheme, and Jennifer in all her Van Gogh glory.
Starting 2016 with a bang, we launched the Concord T-Shirt: a simple classic with tons of variations.
Showing off the Concord are Marianne at work in the garden, Steffi in her stripes (make sure you check her blog post to see the cute bow back she made), and Renee in cheery blue lobsters.
Hot on the heels of the Concord came our very first woven pattern, the Upton Dress, the fit-and-flare dress of your dreams.
It’s been fabulous seeing the day and night versions you’ve all been making… Rachel went for full colour in her amazing checkered Upton, Nessa channeled a book vibe with the perfect fabric, and Tanya used some exquisite embroidered cotton.
Mid-summer, it was time for another staple: the Springfield Top. Easy, breezy, and perfect for layering.
Andie hacked the Springfield Top into an adorable swing dress, Carolyn added a lace border for extra sophistication, and Gillian made a Springfield for her sister.
And finally, our first year was rounded off with the very first button-down shirt designed for curves, the Harrison Shirt. It took a year to develop and lots of testing, but I’m so glad we got there in the end as it’s been our biggest launch to date!
Jennifer sewed up two delicate shirts that are perfect for layering, Carolanne used my favourite dotty chambray, and Meg made a totally classic yarn-dyed cotton version.
Thank you once again for being such a fantastic sewing community. Right now, I’m over on the West Coast working with my pattern drafter on the next 6 patterns – I hope you like them as much as the ones so far! As always, let me know what you’d love to see… and maybe I can make your wish come true.
27 thoughts on “It’s the Cashmerette Patterns 1st Birthday Sale!”
Some kind of a top layer. Cardy-ish that could be made in a knit/fleece/other for varying levels of formality/as a waistcoat/vest/coat. How much do I want in a pattern?
You’ve done an amazing job! I wear a *lot* of Cashmerette day to day, and I am crossing my fingers that there will be some fun new patterns to test coming up soon!
Thanks Gillian! I’m always thrilled to see your makes – and especially your hacks!
Happy birthday Cashmerette!!! Cheers to many more fantastic patterns!
Thanks for your support!
I love the Upton so much! And I used the Appleton to make a dress for my sister who finds it extremely difficult to find fun/fancy things in her size. Thank you! I can’t wait to see the next patterns. 🙂
So glad to hear you’ve had good experiences! Hope you like the new patterns 🙂
Congrats on a great first year! I can’t wait to see what you do in Year 2. 🙂
Yay for 1 year! I love how your patterns fit and I can’t wait to see what comes next!
I’ve been thrilled with my Cashmerette purchases over the past year – congratulations on a successful beginning! This is one customer who would be VERY excited to buy a classic tailored blazer pattern to layer over a Harrison blouse…
Congrats, Jenny! It’s been a very productive year at Cashmerette HQ. I’m wearing my featured Concord-t while reading your post, meanwhile cutting Concord #4 and 5. Meta!
Congrats! Your patterns are amazing. I would love a jacket/blazer/topper. More wovens please!
Concratulations!! I love your patterns. 4 very different Concorde-Shirts are done and I wear them all days long. An Appleton and the top will follow.
At the very first place on my wishlist is a (short) cardigan (like jenna-Cardigan/muse patterns for example).
I’m curios about it! 🙂
Congratulations! So happy for you that it is going so well. I love your patterns and so does everyone else obviously! And thanks so much for featuring my favourite make!
I love the look of this dress, I live in New Zealand and would like to purchase the pdf …..I can’t wait for the post. Can I get a pdf copy?
Yes, all my patterns are available as printed or PDF versions.
Congratulations Jenny, you really filed a gap in the pattern world and i’m looking forward to what you have in store for us!
So many great patterns in just 1 year! Really looking forward to your next releases.
Congratulations on your first year! You are doing a very impressive job, I’m sure you have many more years ahead of you.
Congratulations! I’m an Apple body shape and find that pencil skirts / bodycon dresses work really well for my shape. I love the Appleton (yet to make it) but the fit and flare style doesn’t work for my big belly. There’s so little in the shops that suit, at my size. I’d love a pattern that would cater to this!
I’d also love a long-line tunic of some kind that can be worn over leggings, perhaps a pattern that can be short and long sleeved, v or round necked, so that I can make many but have variations?
Love your patterns! Keep up the good work 🙂
So happy for you Jenny! Thank you so much for your hard work filling this sewing void!
I do love what you are doing Jenny! You are a God-send to curvy sewists :). I would love a pattern for a raglan tshirt. I just cannot get the shoulder/armhole/bust thing to work for me, but I bet you could make a pattern that worked!
I would also love to see a fashionable knit jacket pattern, like those ones with the diagonal zip?
Happy Birthday!! Thank you for the button up shirt pattern. I don’t think I’ve ever hit the buy button so fast. For the future- I always see lots of fashion articles singing the praises of the blazer, but I can never find any that fit in the bust without also having absolutely enormous shoulders or that have the option of buttoning if it does fit in the shoulders. I would love a pattern for a one or two button blazer in knit or woven with some gorgeous lapels. Bonus if it can be made in different weights, since I have Autumn tastes but live in the blazing heat.
Would LOVE a woven tunic pattern!
Congrats on a big bang 1st year. I can’t wait to see what else is coming for your voluptuous curvy customers.
Congratulations on your first year! My closet is filling up with Appletons – I absolutely love them, and can’t wait to see what you come out with next! I’d love to see a shirtdress and a pencil skirt, and blazer and cardio patterns too. Keep up the great work!