We’re so excited to share this pattern with you. With improved sizing and new features, we believe it’s our best yet! Read more about it below, or click here to purchase.
Built on entirely new blocks, this pattern offers great fit while creating a garment that moves and sits well on the dancer. New blocks don’t sound fancy or exciting, but we’re really pleased with the fit on these, and hope you will be too. The shoulder, armhole, and chest fit better on most dancers, and new shaping in the back bodice gives improved fit to the lower-back and bum, lessening the need for ‘sway-back’ adjustments. This pattern also features a higher skirt angle than previous versions.
Our Ladies sizes have been greatly expanded (30-52 bust), and we’re especially excited to be offering bust-cup adjustments as an add-on for our Ladies sizes. These options give the user much more customization when it comes to overall fit. Check out our blog post on why Bust Cup Adjustments are so beneficial. Girls sizes have stayed within the same general range, but with the addition of one smaller size for your tiniest dancers! You can find our new size charts here.
This pattern offers all your favorite bodice and skirt styles from previous versions, with the addition of the Slim Sleeve (previously an add-on) and a new single-panel skirt with small tucks at the side-front and side-back. Our instructions are more comprehensive than ever, covering construction, embellishment, pattern modification, common fit issues, and more.
Sew along with Earnest Threads owner and dressmaker Mattie Ernst through each step of creating a solo dress; from the first design sketches to the final stitches! Featuring 27 video sections (6 hours of content) that users can work through in their own time.
New features for our digital patterns include Copyshop (A0) documents (no need to tape printer pages together) and Adobe Layers (so you can print off only the sizes you want)! We’ve also re-formatted our Letter/A4 documents, making them easier than ever to assemble.
Three ‘add-on’ patterns are sold separately:
We are happy to offer a 40% discount to customers who have bought a previous version of the pattern. As always, the discount is for sizes you have previously purchased, so since our sizes have changed we’ve included a little key for “equivalent sizes”. Please email us after ordering to let us know you are looking for the discount.