Note: I’m currently updating my Tinny pattern to include more sizes. The pattern will be available again in January 2015
When I first got the idea of making a pattern with a rather ridiculous amount of options, I was well aware that it would be a lot of work. Well, I thought I was aware. Months later, I can only conclude that I completely underestimated the job.
But today – one new computer and many weeks of calculating, drawing, cutting, sewing, emailing with testers, recalculating and redrawing later – I finally finished my second pattern, Tinny.
The Tinny pattern will probably look familiar to many of you, as I’ve been showing little try-outs and first versions over the last couple of months. Today, I can finally give an overview of the different options which are included in the pattern:
Collars: peter pan, butterfly, asymmetrical, and open collar
Skirts: full circle skirt, gathered skirt, and pleated skirt
Sleeves: tulip cuffs and notched cuffs
Taking my role as a hidden zipper evangelist as serious as ever, I included detailed instructions for inserting the blind zipper in the back. Needless to say that I was extremely happy when a number of testers who had never used a hidden zipper before, mailed me that they achieved perfect results with the instructions.
The instructions also include tips for how to use piping, and how to sew perfectly rounded collars.
The pattern can be bought by clicking the “Add to cart” button below.
The patterns and instructions are in pdf-format, easy to print (on letter size or A4 paper) and to assemble. The 49 page file includes:
– easy-to-follow sewing instructions with full-color pictures of each step
– digitally drawn patterns for ages 1Y, 18M, 2Y, 3Y, 4Y, 5Y, 6Y, seam allowances included.
– detailed information about printing and assembling the patterns, yardage needed, materials needed, and sizing
– cutting diagrams for quilting width and regular width fabric
– all measurements are provided in inches/yards and centimeters
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the incredibly talented women who tested the pattern for me. They gave me truly excellent feedback, which helped me to strongly improve the instructions as well as the pattern.
The pattern is named Tinny, as it is inspired by the Belgian 1950s book series Tiny. In a couple of days, I will be share some pictures from these lovely illustrated books. But first, I will do some sewing, because that I something I really missed when I spent night after night behind my laptop…