Sew Indulgent Box - March 2022
Make a statement with Bakerloo’s extra-extravagant ruffled collar and va-va-voluminous sleeves! With both a blouse and dress option and suitable for a wide range of fabrics and potential customization, this is a pattern designed to be frilly fun! Closing with a button and keyhole at the center-back, the pattern skims the bust into a loose fit around the waist for ease and comfort – after all, that’s the name of the game right now.
The balloon sleeves (with two different length options) gather into elasticated cuffs with ruffled edges echoing the collar. The dress variation has a full gathered (and pocketed) skirt – grunge it up with tights and biker boots for the winter then drift around in breezy cotton lawn and sandals all summer. Wear the blouse on its own or under pinafores, dungarees, and v-neck sweaters for statement layering. More...
Ships starting March 1, 2022
- Shiraz Fan Print Rayon Satin - The print of this fabric reminds me of art deco architecture and the roaring 20s, which makes it perfect for this vintage-inspired collar. A deep plum color combines with almost peach lines for a print that is truly unique. Plus, the rayon satin is silky and smooth, with a drape that will look soft and elegant through the gathered sleeves and skirt. A beautiful choice!
- Sapphire Micro Houndstooth Yarn Dyed Linen - This linen is heavenly, simply put. Incredibly soft and lightweight, with good, medium-bodied drape, it's perfect for a more casual version of this top. Plus, the houndstooth is nicely subtle, allowing the collar to shine, especially with the gathered edge. Simple yet stunning, this fabric is divine.
- Scalloped Edge Navy Embroidered Voile - When I saw the scalloped edge of this fabric, I knew I had to use it for this collar. Use the selvage for the gathered edge of the collar and you have instant seam finishing! Oh, and the embroidered floral pattern, quite similar to another voile we used in our November boxes, looks hand-stitched and intricate, a perfect combo for the vintage look of the pattern. Make a one of a kind dress or top with this gorgeous voile!
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