The instructions of the Onyx Shirt already give some information about the recommended fabrics to use, but let’s elaborate bit on that. The Onyx is designed for woven fabrics with no stretch. It works best made up in medium to lightweight fabrics, such as cotton voile, batiste, lawn, rayon/viscose, (double) gauze, silk blends, linen, quilting cottons, wax fabrics or poly blends. Basically anything woven without stretch that’s not too heavy! Even a chiffon would work, and could give it a very chique look.
When you open the Onyx .zip file, you might find that we have organised the files a little different from usual. This has to do with the size chart and drafting methods that we have chosen. You can read about the why of this in this post. Here I’ll show you how you can find the right size easily.
I’m proud to announce that our third pattern, the Onyx Shirt, is now available in our shop at 15% off! I consider this one our take on the woven T-shirt. With its slightly boxy shape it’s the perfect breezy top for hot summer days. The Onyx shirt has clean lines and minimalistic details – perfect for showing off beautiful prints. In a plain fabric this shirt will quickly become an easy to combine summer wardrobe staple. View A is a T shirt with a high neckline, short sleeves and cuffs with an epaulet. View B is a sleeveless cropped tee with narrow darts and a high-low hem.
One of the reasons I like a pattern in PDF form is that it is not a static product. A digital product can be altered even after people have bought it. Even though a pattern has gone through a thorough testing phase, there’s always things that can come up later. Sometimes it’s just a typo, other times it is the wording of an instruction step, sometimes it’s something in the pattern design. Different people notice different things – it cannot be avoided.
What is the first thing you want to do when you have sewed something? Put it on and show it off! These are are a few of the creations I’ve seen popping up in the last few weeks. I love how creative people get, you guys come up with possibilities I hadn’t even thought of yet!
In this post I’d like to give you some insight in how our size chart is built up, and how we came to this range of sizes. As you might know almost every indie pattern company creates its own sizechart. Every designer does his or her research on the subject, and then chooses the sizes/size proportions he or she thinks represent the average women best. I know, there is no such thing as an average woman, but you have to draft your patterns based on something, right?
A not so Christmassy post from me today, but one that still might come in handy. I hope you’ve managed to plan some sewing time after the Christmas madness is over. I think those days until New Years are always so nice and quiet, perfect for catching up on projects. I’ll have to work on the next pattern, but it does involve sewing so I’m not complaining. If you’re planning to sew up some PDF patterns, here’s a quick work order and some helpful links. Merry Christmas and happy sewing!