August 7, 2023

“Sewing the Curve:” Introducing the Eustis Top

It’s time for another “Sewing the Curve” pattern peek! Without further ado, I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce you to the next pattern: say hello to the Eustis Top!

Sewing the Curve: Learn How to Sew Clothes to Boost Your Wardrobe and Your Confidence is a guide to learning to sew for plus size sewists. 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 in sizes 12 – 32 (UK 16 – 36) and cup sizes C – H.

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 officially coming your way in November! In the meantime, you have two pre-order 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.)

Meet the Eustis Top

The Eustis Top is one of my most-worn garments from “Sewing the Curve”. I’m a t-shirt girl to the core, but sometimes I want something a bit more special—you know, a pop of pizzazz that can take an ordinary t-shirt and make it extraordinary and chic. That’s the Eustis Top.

A classic t-shirt with the option for a gorgeous, slightly puffed sleeve with an elasticated cuff, the Eustis Top offers a pop of sophistication. Make it in stripey jersey for an everyday wardrobe staple or glam it up with a stretch velvet for the evening.

View A offers a hip-length t-shirt featuring a gently puffed sleeve with an elasticated hem. Or if you’d prefer the more classic version, View B consists of a hip-length t-shirt that features a classic sleeve with two length options (long and short).

If sewing with knits seems intimidating at first, have no fear—”Sewing the Curve” walks you through everything you need to know to get started sewing stretchy fabrics. Plus if you need some extra guidance, we have a free sewalong! In fact, when it comes to making the Eustis Top, you’ll be able to practice a variety of skills from sewing and hemming knit fabric to gathering, and event inserting a sleeve using the “flat” method.

Stay tuned for more pattern reveals to come! And don’t forget to pre-order your copy of “Sewing the Curve.”

Photo credit: Linda Campos

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