Hello all! Good news for those of you making our Sienna Maker Jacket
: our sew-along
is now live! If you need help working through the instructions, we've broken down all construction with step by step photos. We'll be adding to the sewalong with upcoming posts on fabric, supplies and fitting tips in the coming weeks, but for now, if you're stuck on any particular step, the current posts
should have you covered.
Hey all! Amy here. Today I am sharing with you our journey to the Sienna Maker Jacket
pattern. I will show you our initial inspiration from vintage sources and ready to wear shops and walk you through the pattern details. So without further ado, let's open the archives!
We first noticed a real workwear trend last fall when Heather came back from Europe and announced that everyone was wearing a boiler suit! Coveralls, jumpsuits, chore jackets and all sorts of mechanics aprons were trickling into the main stream and we were here for all that contrast...
Today we launched our latest pattern, the Sienna Maker Jacket
. This is the first pattern we're releasing with extended sizing and we couldn't be happier about it. Since we'll be offering all future patterns in our two size ranges, I thought it would be helpful to explain how our sizing works and how some of the drafting may differ from one size range to another.
Before I get into some of the more technical details, I want to take a moment to give a heartfelt thank you to our community for calling us out on the...
We could not be more excited to introduce you to our latest pattern, the Sienna Maker Jacket
. Inspired by vintage French workwear, this pattern is a love letter to the making community, designed to take you from your creative space to the street with confidence.
We wanted to create a chic piece of outerwear that could transition from work to play, so we engineered a pattern with multiple purposes in mind. Loaded with interesting details, roomy pockets that can carry all manner of tools, multiple length options, and two sleeve designs, Sienna is a true workhorse. Whether...
Hey y'all! Heather here. Today I want to share a tutorial for adding an invisible zipper to our Pietra Pants
. I love this pattern because it's the best of both worlds, pants-wise; a clean, flat front and a gathered elastic waist at the back for comfort. In order to make them easy to get on and off, we built a lot of elastic gathered ease in the back. As a result, the back is gathered a bit more than a pair of pants that have elastic gathering all the way around. The downside of this is that it...
Hey! Amy here. One of my favourite things about Fall is fashion week. After a summer of non-dressing it's fun to look toward the trends and to think about what looks will be adaptable for real life. The shows we're looking at are for Spring/Summer 2020 but since I'm looking at them when I'm starting to get my fall layering game together, some of the ideas are usually creeping in. And let's be honest, it's not like any of these clothes have seasons anyway. I mean, Resort (bathing suits) happens right in the middle of the winter cause that's...
We first saw Gina (@sewdisabled
) when she popped up in her crisp white Kalle shirt in our feed. She made a whole whack of smart alterations to the pattern and the fit was so precise we just had to learn more about her. Heather met her in person at a jeans-making workshop in her hometown of London and knew you would want to meet this charming sewist too! She is a PhD student studying malaria and drug resistance (epidemiology is so fascinating!) so we aren't surprised she's putting her busy math brain to work with sewing.
Sometimes a pattern is just so darn good you gotta make it twice! Such was the case with the Zadie Jumpsuit
from Paper Theory. I made one in a lovely lightweight denim
a few months ago and was wearing it so much I determined it needed a friend. This version was inspired by one I saw Kelli
wearing. The matte black cupro really dresses up this pattern; I love when a fabric choice dramatically impacts the vibe of a garment.