July 12, 2021

“Ahead of the Curve”: Introducing the Stanway T-Shirt


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 yours on Amazon, Bookshop.org, The Book Depository or at your local independent bookseller!). And I’m even more excited to start giving you sneak peeks of the patterns inside!

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!

Stanway T-Shirt
Corrie in the Stanway T-Shirt, paired with the Cashmerette Calder Pants

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.

Stanway T-Shirt

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!

Stanway T-Shirt

Our super cool model Corrie rocked her Stanway in a bamboo striped jersey, paired with Calder Pants in a gorgeous twill from Sister Mintaka.

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 at Amazon, Bookshop.org, The Book Depository or at your local independent bookseller!

14 thoughts on ““Ahead of the Curve”: Introducing the Stanway T-Shirt

  1. Mariah says:

    Yes! I love it

  2. Jamie says:

    I already ordered the book from my local bookstore and I’m excited to see this pattern! Thanks.

  3. Lelia Lyon says:

    I’m so so excited for this. Full bicep adjustment for Ragland sleeves?! Yes please!

  4. Marianne says:

    Pre ordered and excited. I’ve been wanting a fitting book for a while now but hadn’t found one I liked. Great timing.

  5. Mary Torrey says:

    Yes! I pre-ordered the book on Amazon!!! And, I LOVE raglans!!! More please!!👏👏👏

  6. Patti Lawler says:

    I’ve preordered & can’t wait to get it. I love the Stanway T shirt

  7. Rebecca Artman says:

    Pre order done! Will the patterns be in the book or sold as a bundle?

  8. Carmil Mullaney says:

    Book pre-order- check. Stanway T Shirt– bring it on! I can’t wait for this to hit…..

  9. Karen Liebengood says:

    Can’t wait! Looks like a great top

  10. Carmen Carter says:

    I’m more interested in the other patterns that appeared in the Amazon preview. The dress and V-neck sleeveless top are right up my alley. Looking forward to purchasing this book. Thank you for writing it.

  11. Lissy says:

    I have pre ordered your book. I am so excited. I have been sewing for many years and been disappointed with the fit of garments I have made. I have always been big busted even when slim! and have only ever bought loose fitting patterns to try and compensate.

  12. fabrictragic says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful!

  13. Nancy Wills says:

    I have pre ordered your book on Amazon and can hardly wait for it. I am especially happy to hear you have included the bicep adjustment. Wishing you all the best from Canada. Icheers, Nancy

Let me know what you think!