Skye is the last word sundress (if we do say so ourselves), with three hemlines and scrumptious particulars to see you thru the hotter months in fashion. Costume Skye down within the day with trainers and sun shades, or pair it with some wedge heels within the night to sashay to a dinner date.
Excited to study Skye? Let’s go…
NEW UK 16-34 SIZE RANGE
The Skye sundress is offered in our new UK 16-34 measurement vary, which has a complete new measurement chart, going as much as a 152.5cm (60in) bust, 134.5cm (53in) waist and 155cm (61in) hip, with completely different proportions to get one of the best match. Essentially the most noticeable distinction within the proportions from our present patterns is that the stomach is barely fuller and the bust is curvier (a 10cm/4in distinction between excessive bust and full bust, versus 5cm/2in distinction in our present chart). Need a bit of extra assist choosing which measurement vary is finest for you?
Take a look at this weblog publish which guides you thru the variations.
The Skye sundress was designed with sizzling, sticky, summer time days in thoughts. , these days the place you need to put on one thing fuss-free while sill feeling ultra-cool. And for these days when it is a bit cooler, Skye additionally seems attractive layered over a easy t-shirt.
Skye has an easy-fitting empire waist bodice, which is gently formed with bust pleats, and the neckline and armholes are completed on the within with bias binding (new talent alert!). The neckline has a stunning, barely sq. scoop form, and is designed to cowl a bra. Talking of bras, there’s additionally an choice to stitch bra stays to the gown’ straps for additional added safety – it is the little particulars that make stitching your personal garments so particular 🙂
If you wish to add an additional contact of caprice to your gown, there’s an choice so as to add cute fake ties to the straps. We have been going wild for these within the TATB workplace!
Skye has a flowy, gathered skirt with mini, knee and maxi hem lengths to select from. And, final however certainly not least, the Skye sundress has deep, in-seam pockets for all your necessities, and by necessities we in fact imply ice-cream cash.
Our award-winning stitching patterns function clear directions with step-by-step color pictures to information you thru the venture. The sample items themselves are clearly labelled so you possibly can see which seam is which and the way they go collectively.
TIPS AND TUTORIALS
The Skye sundress is appropriate for assured freshmen. Should you’ve made a few clothes earlier than, you are prepared to stitch Skye! Should you’re feeling a bit of apprehensive (we have all been there), choose a steady material similar to a cotton garden or cotton poplin, versus one thing swishy and draper like a viscose, as cotton materials are typically simpler to work with.
FABRIC AND SUPPLIES
Skye works with all kinds of light- to medium-weight materials similar to cotton garden, poplin, seersucker, lighter-weight linen and blends, double gauze, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), silk or poly crepe de chine.
The material you select to your Skye can actually inform the silhouette and total look of the gown. This implies you can also make the sample a number of instances in several materials, and get a unique total look every time – outcome! Cotton poplin, linen and seersucker are barely structured materials, which can look nice when made within the mini-length model. For the knee- and maxi-length variations, one thing a bit drapier and softer will look completely fab – strive a viscose, viscose/linen mix, lyocell (tencel), silk or poly crepe de chine for materials with an irresistible swoooosh.
Except for material and thread, you may want little or no in the best way of provides for the Skye sundress. You could have the selection of both shopping for pre-made bias binding or making your personal. The directions cowl how you can sew with each so we have got you lined no matter you select, nonetheless if you happen to’re a newbie (or time poor like me), shopping for bias binding will velocity up your stitching time and make issues a bit easier. Search for a 10-13mm (1/8-1/2in) large single fold bias binding if you wish to purchase it pre-made, or a light-weight cotton if you wish to make your personal. Chances are you’ll even have some offcuts of an appropriate material in your stash to make use of – winner!
16-34 SIZE RANGE PLANS
We’re delighted to share that we’re engaged on two new designs to be launched in each of our UK 6-24 and UK 16-34 measurement bands, in addition to two extra of our greatest promoting designs. We will not wait to get these out into the world!
Writer: Nikki Hoar
Fashions: Averil de Souza and Andii Melody Mae
Hair and make-up: Julie Wong
Samples: Sewn by Lisa Obuchowska