The Royals Collection from Named Clothing is here!
The following patterns are available for shipping now:
Astrid Wrap Pants and Shorts
Beatrix Skater Dress
Eleonora Pleated Mini Skirt
Madeleine Bow Tie Blouse
Paola Turtle Neck Tee
The rest (Elizabeth Gown, Grace Corset, and Marie Gathered Dress and Blouse will be available for shipping next week)
UPDATE: ALL ROYALS PATTERNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING!
Papercut Patterns now has six collections of garment sewing patterns under their belt. All are stunning, and I've selected some of the best to add to the pattern store to see you through the coming cooler months.
Click each image to be taken to each pattern's store page.
And don't forget - all Papercut Patterns are shipping free* *New Zealand postal addresses only. *Free Shipping does not apply when purchased with other brands in the Miss Maude store.
Four patterns perfect for your autumn and winter sewing projects have just landed in the online pattern shop. All are part of the stunning collection of sewing patterns from Named Clothing.
I've re-stocked the ever popular Kielo wrap dress. With the recent sleeve release on this, it is a stylish and comfortable dress for the coming cooler weather.
New to the store are:
Leotie Midi Dress and Skirt - perfect for the office and/or evening wear
Kanerva Button Back Shirt and Peplum Blouse - a lovely trans-seasonal piece.
Wyome Boyfriend Jeans - casual comfort for everyday.
I think this might just be my last summer make for the season....a Moana Top by Papercut Patterns. This is from their brand new Ahoy! Collection. I have made it up in Virgin White Laundered Linen from the Merchant and Mills range of linens in store.
I have to be honest on this one, there are parts of this top that I love and parts that are a little, well, meh for me.
Firstly I love the neckline and arm shaping - just perfect, and it sits so beautifully. This may seem like a simple thing, but believe me, the radius of a curve can make or break a design. Whether that be a garment, a chair, or a guttering profile. The devil is certainly in the details.
Then there is the gold (brass) zip. I love this little bit of subtle bling contrasting with the natural linen. As a side note - the neck line is big enough for me to take the top on and off without undoing the zip. So you could probably make this without the zip if that took your fancy...
I also like how the top hangs at the front. The back is where I start to have my doubts. I normally prefer a bit more shape through my waist - I have broad shoulders, so I can very easily end up looking like a box if I don't highlight my waist somehow.
The frill is also a little out of the ordinary for me. I am waxing and waning over it. I actually think it looks great, but I am struggling to feel comfortable wearing it. I guess I just need to wear it a little more and see how I go. After all, variety is the spice of life, no?
What do you think? I'd love to know your thoughts!
Miss Maude Made Summary
Pattern: Moana Dress and Top by Papercut Patterns
Size: Small, graded down to Extra Small through the waist. Papercut Patterns have generous sizing.
Alterations: Lowered position of dart and lengthened top by 5cm in the waist area.
Fabric: Virgin White Laundered Linen from the Merchant and Mills range in store
Special Equipment: None
Would I make it again? Once I've made my mind up about the frill, I might look at swapping it out with a colour block panel. And possibly shaping the back a little more - the centre back seam and existing darts will easily allow this.
Where will I wear this? This will be a great piece to wear with jeans and a little blazer/cardigan during the changeable autumn weather coming.
Saara and Laura Huhta, the Finnish sisters behind Named Clothing are getting ready to launch yet another beautiful collection of sewing patterns. Due in store at the end of March! It is their Spring Summer 2016 collection, but there are plenty of pieces that will be perfect for autumn and winter too - just play with fabric choices. Another joy of sewing.
This weekend's project was the Artemis Coat by I Am Patterns - the first French Indie Pattern designer to land at Miss Maude. The coat is unlined and is a simple make - probably the quickest coat you could make for winter. The pattern recommends heavy weight fabrics - nice and warm types for winter. I was looking for something to see me through autumn, so I chose to use the Scout Denim Laundered Linen in store. Thick and soft enough to head off autumn chills, but not too heavy...
And it has turned out to be a great fabric choice! I have ended up with a very versatile coat...which I love!
Because the linen is already laundered, is has a natural drape and softness to it that you don't get with a crisp unwashed linen (although that does come with age). Thus making it a great choice for an easy care coat - no time for unnecessary ironing in my life! The more wrinkles this coat gets, the better.
I love it that. depending on my mood,, the weather, or where I'm heading I can completely change the look of this coat.
The coat is unlined so I decided to bind most of the seams. Beautiful detailing on the inside of a garment always makes me smile. Plus when I wear the coat open there are pretty little flashes of Liberty Tana Lawn pocking out.
Miss Maude Made Summary
Pattern: Artemis Coat by I Am Patterns
Size: 42, but sized down as I was sewing. This would be due to using a lighter weight fabric than the pattern recommended.
Alterations: took 1.5cm width out of arm
Fabric: Laundered Linen Scout Denim from the Merchant and Mills range in store
Special Equipment: Stitch in the ditch foot on my sewing machine - helps get lovely looking binding.
Would I make it again? Yes, next time I'll try something heavier for winter.
Where will I wear this? Pretty much anywhere. Thrown on to walk the kids to school, or belted with heels for a night out.
She has a thing for stacks of beautiful fabrics, delights in holding something made to last, and respects good craftsmanship. These are the driving forces behind the Miss Maude shop. And here are her musings.