Sunday, 21 July 2013

Introducing....Sewaholic Patterns!

We were very excited this week to receive a special parcel arriving all the way from Vancouver, Canada! If any of you have ever seen any of the Sewaholic pattern range, you will understand the excited anticipation we've been experiencing.

Tasia started Sewaholic two years ago to design for 'the modern seamstress' and provide sewing patterns that are wardrobe essentials for the pear-shaped woman - smaller bust and waist, larger hips.

With trouser and shorts designed for bigger hips and fuller thighs, classic trench coats to flatter any figure and a blouse which can be sewn in a number of stylish ways, Sewaholic patterns have something for every fashion-conscious sewer. Even the paper sleeves of the pattern itself are pretty and elegant!

Probably the best known Sewaholic pattern is the Cambie Dress. It was a bit of an internet sensation when first released, popping up everywhere we looked on blogs, Pinterest and Flickr. There are so many lovely Cambies out there and they all look very distinctive: some made with feminine florals and others opting for a bold look with Alexander Henry-esque retro cowgirls and Mexican skulls.

Back in December, Holly made a Cambie to wear on Christmas Day for a family gathering in Melbourne. This is what she came up with:

Holly made version A, featuring an A-line skirt, sweetheart neckline and slashed pockets. Version B features a full gathered skirt for that more 1950's look.

We have five patterns in stock at the moment and can order any others from the Sewaholic range upon request. And just in time for some spring-time dressmaking!

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