SUMMER PATTERN DETAILS
Our Summer pattern this time is Raspberry! A beautiful jumpsuit with a playsuit and dress options, perfect for the hot months. The shirred bodice on the three versions is exactly the same. The change comes with a long and comfy loose trouser option, a short one and also a dress. The design features three different straps: one with a delicate bow, another with a lovely ruffle and a third one, with a round ring / loop detail.
Also, Raspberry is easy to fit and the perfect pattern to up your game thanks to the fun shirring technique. Furthermore, there’s an optional concealed zip for those who might prefer it and side seam and patch pockets are also included. With lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results, Raspberry will become a staple in your handmade wardrobe.
Last, you can learn how to create a shirred bodice thanks to the tutorial on our YouTube Channel.
SUGGESTED FABRICS FOR OUR SUMMER PATTERN
Light weight woven fabrics like cotton, light cotton, linen, viscose, rayon, single gauze, voile, cotton sateen, batiste, crepe…
Jumpsuit – 115cm / 45’’ width & 150cm / 60’’ width: 2.65m / 2.89 yards
Playsuit – 115cm / 45’’ width & 150cm / 60’’ width: 1.65m / 1.80 yards
Dress – 150cm / 60’’ width only: 2.50m / 2.73 yards
NOTE: On the jumpsuit and playsuit options, there’s not much difference between the two widths. On the dress, it is only possible on the wider type of 150cm / 60’’.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
• Sewing machine & overlocker/serger (the second is optional to finish raw edges).
• Matching thread.
• Elastic thread: 6 spools for the bodice approx. plus more for practice.
• Clear elastic: it usually comes in packages of 3m (3.28 yards). You will not need more than 1m (1.09 yards), but better be safe and get a bit more just in case.
• Decorative rings / loops for option with decorative straps.
• Optional: invisible / concealed zip 43cm.
• The usual sewing tools: chalk or fabric pen, scissors, pins, needle, tape measure…
Our Summer pattern Raspberry is perfect for an advanced beginner and also intermediate makers who would like to learn a new and fun technique like shirring.
We have updated our size range which now goes as follows: UK 6 to 24 / US 2 to 20. Find inspiration for your Raspberry pattern and see how it fits different sizes.
*The Raspberry Summer pattern is sold in a PDF format, so you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern and instructions. Then, you will find two printing options available: A4 (which two separate files for the dress and the jumpsuit/playsuit) and a copy shop version of the sewing pattern so that you can skip the assembling part. In addition, if you prefer US letter, there’s an option already included on the files.
**If you have any doubt or question please send us an email to [email protected]
***The fabric for the rust linen version has been kindly supplied by The Fabric Store. Credits:
Lightweight Brick linen from The Fabric Store was used for the jumpsuit.
****First pic on slide comes from one of our lovely testers, Joy. Then on the third pic you can find the lovely version made by Constance, another amazing tester and also Danica. And last, on the next pictures you can find beautiful Lisa, Mijke, Jutta and Jasmin.