I'm really excited to introduce our newest pattern, Jackie!
This style is named after my beautiful mama, who has always been a muse and a source of creative inspiration for me. Of the countless amazing things about her, one thing I've always loved is the pride she takes in the simple act of getting dressed. She manages to be stylish, no matter if it's just to pop out to the grocery.
I think our moms create the foundation for how we dress. We learn the "rules" from them, and then perhaps we break them but for myself, as I'm older now, I definitely feel like I try to channel my mom circa 1970 when I'm getting dressed. She would probably say that I've completely missed the mark, as she questions most of my outfit choices, but we're talking "inspiration" here!
I've always loved looking at old photos of her in her 20's and imagine what she was like then, what made her laugh, and all the beautiful clothes that she would wear. I get very upset with her that she didn't save them for me so all I can do now is imagine, and design, and sew up something that may have been worthy of being in her wardrobe. So, for this new pattern I kept her in my mind and created a style that has just the right amount of classy vintage lady vibes that one might feel properly primped in, yet comfortable to wear while buying broccoli.
But first, what's a story without a couple of pics of the muse herself!
Isn't she gorgeous?! And those sleeves!!!
Ok, now let's take a closer look at this pattern!
JACKIE is elegant, easy to wear, super comfortable knit dress that slips perfectly from day into night. And while I'm checking all the boxes, it's also easy to make! It features a built up neckline and shapely, figure-flattering seams that lengthen and emphasize your curves. It is fitted at the waist with a full, flowing skirt. A subtle opening at the back upper bodice closes at the neckline with three small buttons and rouleau loop closures.
This PDF pattern is classified as intermediate but could be suitable for a brave advanced beginner. The project uses both a serger and sewing machine. You can also make it with just a sewing machine.
You can make Jackie in two versions.
Version 1 Version 2
Version 1 features long sleeves and a full-length dress with a hemline ending just below mid calf. This dress is a perfect dress for cooler days and nights!
Version 2: Sleeveless mid-length dress with hemline ending just below the knee.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW:
This pattern is perfect if you're wanting to advance your skills in working with knits. There are lots of tips inside, and clear instructions to guide you at every step of the way. You'll learn how to
- Sewing a knit set sleeve
- Sewing knit facing for a sleeveless finish
- Several options for sewing with stretch on your sewing machine
- Stabilizing knit seams
- A beautiful method for clean finishing edges with a facing
My favorite way to wear this dress is with simple styling, just a good pair of earrings and a slim belt. It can hurt to have a subtle power pose!
And of coarse, it looks super sleek without a belt!
If you'd like to add this little number to your wardrobe, click right here! And I hope Jackie becomes one of your favorites in no time!