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Paloma Top, Tunic and Dress Pattern by Sew Liberated
Attention all you beginner and intermediate sewists looking for a completely versatile, wardrobe expanding pattern!
American indie pattern designer Sew Liberated has created a perfect pattern for those of you looking to stitch up something that is comfortable but beautiful!
This Paloma pattern can make a casual top, tunic or dress using knit or jersey fabric. And for you just making that leap into sewing with stretch fabrics, Sew Liberated offers suggestions and hints to make it a much less intimidating venture!
If you prefer to make something a bit dressier, then you can use this pattern with viscose voile and it can be the perfect garment for work or dinner out!
The dress design lends itself to lots of shapes and sizes. In fact, all you yummy mums or yummy mums-to-be will like that the top, tunic or dress can accommodate changes to your body pre and post baby. Cool, right? Or if you are like us fellow Thread Heads, perhaps your weight fluctuates a tad. These garments are very flattering for curvy babes as well as slim lovelies! The pattern can be sized from XS to XL.
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Who doesn’t love it when you find a gorgeous pattern that let’s you make 3 items from the one purchase? Try making a top, tunic or dress in various colours and fabric weights to really fill your wardrobe with handmade loveliness! Because the completed garment has a loose-fitting shape, you could make several of these Paloma’s to give as gifts without the worry that the garment may not fit like a glove.
You can make garments with knit or jersey fabrics, but Sew Liberated says don’t let it stop there! Try viscose for a less casual, more structured look.
Started in 2007 Sew Liberated is headed by American author, excellent blogger, sewist, teacher, mum and designer Meg McElwee who along with her husband and small, but talented team, has created patterns seeded in the ethos that handmade is the means for liberating yourself. Liberate yourself from what exactly? Liberate yourself from conforming to consumer culture by using traditional means to make something completely unique and modern. She celebrates the joy of the handmade!
Meg calls her style ‘rustic chic’ for those who adore natural designs and fabrics. She loves the satisfaction one gets from making things for yourself – sounds like a true believer in the ‘I Made That’ pride movement, right fellow Thread Heads?!
If you want to sell your creations, you will need to request this directly from Sew Liberated. They are all about independent ‘craftivists’ and will allow stay-at-home-moms, students, artists, etc., to sell items made with their patterns, but you need to ask them first!
Your Paloma Top, Tunic and Dress Pattern Shopping List:
- 6 yards or 5.5 metres of 1/4 inch (6.5mm) of double sided fusible webbing
- a stretch sewing machine needle if working with knit or jersey or similar fabric
- for 3/4 length sleeves add 1/4 yard or 23 cm of additional fabric per garment
- for a short sleeved top – 2 and 1/4 yards or 2 metres of 54 inch (1.4 metres) or wider of knit or jersey fabric
- for a short sleeved tunic – 2 and 1/2 yards or 2.3 metres of 54 inch (1.4 metres) or wider knit or jersey fabric
- for a short sleeved dress – 2 and 7/8 yards or 2.7 metres of 54 inch (1.4 metres) or wider knit or jersey fabric
tops, Dresses, Tunics