The Elise has a French dart (starts from the side, just below the waistline) and a center back seam which are ideal for fitting purposes. The rounded neckline is finished with a shawl collar. The center front has a subtle squared overlay which gives the blouse a vintage a-symmetrical button closure.
The collar, cap sleeve or cuff can be made in a contrasting fabric or finished with a delicate piping for extra detail. The pattern comes with two sleeve variations:
Version A (see picture) Has a fold up cap sleeve.
Version B Has a 3/4 set-in sleeve, with a turned up cuff.
The Frida is an easy to sew pleated skirt perfect for the beginner, consisting of just three pattern pieces!
If you are more experienced and would like to tailor your Frida, you could add pockets, lining and or finish the waistband and pocket inserts with delicate piping.
The skirt closes with a zipper and a small button in the side seam. The pleats are stitched from the waistband to the hip and then fold open. This makes for a fitted skirt down to the hip.
Version A Is an easy version and therefore very suitable for beginners.
Version B Has side pockets in the front and is fully lined.
Sizing: European 44 – 54 / USA 14 – 24 (see about the patterns for body measurements per size)
Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Photography: Doreen Koehler