Referring to our last blog post, there really are some changes and improvements in the new patterns versus the old ones. And even though the old FW13 styles are very lovely and we know that some of you are missing them, there are some changes we would like to make before they are put back on the shelves. Here is a list of the changes/new features in the SS14 patterns:
- The paper size, of course! The new patterns have wider margins, so they are suitable for the letter sized paper, as well as for the A4
- Illustrated sewing instructions! All instructions are now illustrated – 174 technical drawings altogether!
- Finished measurements Chart – We have included finished measurements for all sizes, to make it easier for you to choose your size
- Sizes 32 and 46 – ( US0/UK4 and US14/UK18) Two new sizes, eight sizes in total!
- Fabric consumption Chart – Each pattern comes with a chart that has fabric consumption calculations for 150 cm/60″ and 115 cm/45″ wide fabrics, in all eight sizes
- All sizes with one order – From now on, you won’t have to choose a size before you place your order – Our new web shop platform makes it possible for you to receive all sizes with your order. Soon after your payment has been processed, you will receive an email, from which you can download all sizes of the product you have chosen. Note that if you don’t receive your patterns, check your junkmail first!
- Basic instructions & Vocabulary-section in the instructions. There is now a whole page of how-to instructions for example for finishing edges, making center front and center back notches, matching pieces correctly, and other basic information that will help you make your garment as good as possible.
Also our website has gone through some minor changes, and due to our switch of platform, we have lost our old customer accounts. We are very sorry about this, but fortunately you will be able to create a new account very easily.
Hopefully you will find all the changes handy. And, if you have already tried one of our new patterns, please let us know what you think! We continue to be happy to receive feedback and further improvement ideas here in our blog, or in our mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saara & Laura
Dear everyone! After launching our new collection we have received quite a lot of worried e-mails regarding the old patterns. So, here’s what’s happening: Since we have made some corrections to the SS14 patterns (for example the paper size – the SS14 patterns are now suitable for both A4 and the Letter sized paper), we wanted to take the old patterns off the shop for a while, to be able to make the same changes to them. This way we will have a more consistent selection of patterns.
Re-shaping the FW13 patterns and instructions will take some time, but don’t worry – most of the old patterns will make a comeback eventually! There have been especially many requests for the Jamie Jeans pattern, so we are trying to speed things up a little bit to be able to put the Jamie back in our shop as soon as we can!
We hope you will have a little patience with this matter <3
Laura & Saara
It’s finally here: December! We can’t say that we have been waiting for it impatiently, actually it seems pretty impossible that Christmas is right around the corner again. To celebrate this, we have launched a Christmas calendar campaign at our Facebook page, where we will be posting Christmas tips and discounts each day! And sorry for all the Christmas fuss, we know everybody does not celebrate Christmas, but hopefully they can enjoy this campaign nevertheless.
At this date, we have launched a brand new mini-collection of accessories for men, and why not for women, too – The Neckwear Collection, including a regular and a narrow tie, and a trendy bow tie. This collection will be sold ONLY during our Christmas calendar campaign, December 1st to 25th, at a very reasonable price of 6 euros!
We girls made ourselves Ties…
We wouldn’t like anyone to get all Christmas crazy and join the consumption hysteria, so we are reminding everyone that a self-made gift is not only a more ethical and ecological option, but it also tells that you really care about the one that will be receiving it! The tie and bow tie can easily be made of recycled materials or scrap. They’re also very personal, as you can choose almost any material for these accessories, for example flannel, wool, Strong jersey, cotton lawn and why not leather or lace?
The tie was originally designed for DIY Showroom’s ‘Fix You Fashion’ workshop, as a quick and simple DIY-thing to make. DIY Showroom is, in a nutshell, a collective of self-making inspired bloggers, journalists and designers, and it has been organizing these Fix Your Fashion workshops for some time. We Named girls have been tutoring in three of them, and the latest one was held at the crafts fair last weekend. The idea of these workshops is to give a new life to garments that are already past their best days, in short, to modify and fix them to be new and trendy again – a great and ethical concept.
… while the bros preferred Bows.
The original idea for the tie workshop came from Outi, who is one of the designers at DIY Showroom. For the fair we had only prepared a pattern for the tie, but at the spot, Antti from &Bros (also one of the brands at DIY Showroom) came up with the idea of the bow tie (or ‘Mirri’, as we call it here in Finland). So, basically the idea for both the tie and the bow tie was not ours in the beginning, all credits go to &Bros and Outi from Kude!
Some neckwear making
And by the way, these guys above made their bows themselves, which is pretty cool. Who would you make a piece of neckwear for? And what material would you choose?
– Laura & Saara