I’m so excited that my forthcoming book “Ahead of the Curve: Learn to Fit and Sew Amazing Clothes for your Curves” is now available for pre-order ahead of the October launch date (pre-order now!). And I’m even more excited to start giving you sneak peeks of the patterns inside!
Jump to other posts in this series:
- Introducing my new book, “Ahead of the Curve”
- How I wrote “Ahead of the Curve” (a behind-the-scenes peek!)
- Get to know the Stanway T-Shirt
- Get to know the Magna Pants
- Get to know the Kersoe Top
- Get to know the Honeybourne Dress
- Get to know the Foxhill Dress
- Fabric requirements for patterns from “Ahead of the Curve”
When I developed the 5 brand new Cashmerette patterns for this book, my key objective was to have a set of simple designs which would allow me to teach you in the clearest possible way about fitting. On top of that, I was hoping to tick some of the boxes regarding the most popular customer requests we’ve had over the years.
Well the first pattern I’ve got to share with you today meets both those objectives: introducing the Stanway T-Shirt!
The Stanway is a classic raglan t-shirt that’s designed for curves. Raglans are notoriously hard to fit if you have a big bust, but we’ve done a lot of that work for you! Ever since we launched we’ve had requests for this style, and I’m pleased the book gave me an opportunity to finally create it.
When it comes to the “Fit Clinics” in the book, the Stanway T-Shirt is used to demonstrate how to do a knit Full Bust Adjustment, and also how to do a Full Bicep Adjustment on a raglan sleeve – something I’ve not seen much guidance on before!
I’ll continue sharing more of the patterns in the books over the next few weeks, and in the meantime, don’t forget to pre-order from us, or at Amazon, Bookshop.org, The Book Depository or at your local independent bookseller!