New pattern: the Jolene expansion pack
Open up an Edgar Allan Poe book and lace up your boots. The Victorian era-inspired Jolene dresses are yours!
I'm very excited to announce the Jolene expansion pack is finally here! I designed this expansion pack thinking of the victorian dresses... poofy sleeves, small floral print, bows and ruffles. The technical Victorian era is defined as the period in which Queen Victoria held the throne, from 1837–1901.
The pattern is rated as intermediate. The difficulty comes from the classic shirt collar and the buttonholes. Take a deep breath, make a tea, listen to an audio book...make this sewing time a nice and quiet moment.
In the instructions, you'll find the fabric requierements for the three dresses presented above but by mixing the original + expansion pack pattern pieces you can create over 20 different shirts and dresses, Have fun!
Poplin, chambray, sateen, lightweight denim, linen, linen blends, and flannel...
The fabric used for the sample below is from Stragier. Smooth and soft, this fabric distinguishes itself by a surprising lightness and suppleness for a 100% cotton textile. It's perfect for the dolman sleeve view but if you consider making the puffed sleeves view, I would advise a fabric like cotton poplin with a crisp, smooth feel.