One of my favorite parts of my forthcoming book, “Sewing the Curve,” are the 6 (yup, six!) brand new patterns in sizes 12-32 and cup sizes C-H that are included. Here’s a sneak peek of the first pattern, the Montvale Dress & Tunic!
In “Sewing the Curve” I cover everything from the very basics through to the five core skills of sewing, and then, how to actually sew your first garments with the help of 6 brand new Cashmerette patterns, starting with the Montvale Dress & Tunic. All the patterns included in “Sewing the Curve” are available in a printed packet at the back of the book as well as digital PDF patterns that you can download and print at home or send to a copyshop to print for you.
“Sewing the Curve” is available for pre-order! You have two options:
1. Pre-order directly from us and get a copy signed by me! (Ships from the US)
2. Pre-order from Amazon or a local bookseller. (Click the button below to view options in your area.)
I’m excited to share a preview of the first pattern in the book, the Montvale Dress & Tunic! Let’s get to know this versatile, beginner-friendly pattern.
Meet the Montvale Dress & Tunic
The Montvale Dress & Tunic is the simplest pattern in the book and the perfect place to start your sewing adventure! Choose from an array of fabrics, views, and sleeve options to make this the perfectly personalized dress or tunic of your dreams. This swooshy swing dress or tunic features darts and neckline facing that you’ll be able to tackle with ease and confidence with photographic step-by-step tutorials.
Make the View A dress and learn how to insert side-seam pockets and finish sleeveless armholes with a bias facing (a type of bias binding). Or if you want to start with the simplest possible pattern try the View B tunic, which has “drop” sleeves that are integrated into the main bodice without a separate seam. They’re the easiest type of sleeve to sew, and stylish to boot! Plus, you can mix-and- match the different sleeves and lengths to make the custom garment you want.
I’ll continue sharing more of the patterns in the book over the next few weeks, and in the meantime, don’t forget to pre-order!
Photo credit: Linda Campos