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.
Starting 2016 with a bang, we launched the Concord T-Shirt: a simple classic with tons of variations.
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.
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!
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.