With the launch of three new sewing patterns, you may want to sit back, grab a coffee, turn on Gilmore Girls on Netflix and relax... This is going to be pretty full on. But not to fret... there are big pictures, few words and a prize at the end. I promise its worth the read.
So lets get started. This my friends is the new Bowerbird Shift and Top. Im going to explain each of the features and why I included them in my design. I was originally inspired by one of my favourite cowl neck tops that I wear all the time. I thought it would be the perfect Spring/Fall transition piece and could really make a statement if sewn in the right fabrics.
Cowl Neck- The cowl neck is the loose draping fabric at the front of the garment. The cowl is hemmed/rolled hemmed on the edge and then folded into the garment to create the fullness. To create this soft drape I would recommend making this dress with Rayon, Voile, Chambray or any other light weight materials.
This is Kylie Kearton and she choose to make her Bowerbird Shift in a solid color. I think it really showcases the design and lm totally digging her shoes.
Next up is Becky (photos taken by Stefanie Kamerman). She decided to make her Shift using the new range by April Rhodes called Observer. This has to be, hands down, my favourite print.
Pockets- There is nothing I love more in a dress than some nice pockets.
Ties - The Ties on the Bowerbird are meant to be tied to your own personal preference. This dress is loose fitting and the tie gives it structure to synch it in where you want. Tie loose, at your waist, in the front like Becky or tie above your baby bump like Tori below. You can also tie in the back for a completely different look. Totally up to you!
The dress also features 3/4 sleeves with a wide hem helping it to lay nicely and looks more professional.
Now how stinkin cute does Tori look! When she asked to be a tester I was so excited to see how this dress would turn out on someone who is an expectant mother. You know some people tease me and say, " Is Sew To Grow maternity wear?" and I'm all like, "No, its planting the seeds to grow the future of our craft! Duh!" I know its misleading, but if I did design maternity wear, Id want it all to look super cute like this dress on Tori!
This is the back view so that you can see the nice shape it creates plus the Raglan sleeve feature.
And the last pictures to show off are of Kelly from www.somuchtomake.com . She choose to make both versions, top and dress, of the Bowerbird Shift. I think kelly perfectly showcases how this pattern can easily tradition as a spring or a fall outfit depending on how you style it and the fabric you choose.
This is a loose fitting garment and runs a little bit larger, so I always suggest if you are deciding between sizes, go down a size. Also, remember you can easily grade between sizes if, for example, you are smaller on top and larger on the bottom.
With all of that said, I hope you are as excited about the new Bowerbird Shift as I am. To celebrate, I am offering an awesome give away!
Box of new, not yet released, Cotton and Steel Sulky Thread Box +
A printed copy of each of the new patterns.
Simply share any picture of my new patterns (Bowerbird Shift, Night Garden PJ Set or Fremantle Frock), this blog post, or the Share To Win Image on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to tag SewToGrow so I can see.
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Buy any of the New patterns and receive 25% off with the code WIN. If you end up winning, I will refund your money and send you your prize. Win, Win right!
Tomorrow I will be featuring the Fremantle Frock. So be sure to stay tuned for that!