**This giveaway is now closed*
No, I’m not serving drinks over at Three Dresses Headquarters. I’m talking about a new pattern company out of London called Capital Chic Patterns!
I was contacted by Sally, the owner and designer at CCP to see if I’d test a couple patterns for her. I chose the Manhattan skirt and the Martini dress. I still have to fiddle with the fit on the Martini cos, yeah, hi bewbs, whatcha doing sneaking out? The Manhattan, even in beta form (and the final pattern didn’t change from beta), fit perfectly. I made no fit changes. The sizing works really well for my body. Usually I have to make the waist larger or take in the hips. The difference between the two on me is a mere 6 inches. Anywho, it’s always nice for someone used to making all the alterations, to get a break once in a while.
Here’s some more info on CCP:
Named after cocktails, each of the PDF patterns comes with two variations included. The collection comprises two skirt patterns, a blouse pattern, a sweatshirt pattern and two dress patterns. Each of the designs is inspired by the catwalk, red carpet fashion and London street style, contrasting with many existing indie pattern offerings based on vintage or retro style.
The patterns’ difficulty ranges from intermediate to advanced, perfect for those looking to move on from sewing beginner styles. Techniques such as using boning, French seams and machine-rolled hems are explained in detail; following each set of fully-illustrated instructions is a great way for sewists to learn and improve their sewing repertoires.
The patterns are available now for digital download from http://www.capitalchicpatterns.com as print-at-home and print-at-copyshop PDF files. The patterns currently come in five sizes, from UK 10 to UK 18, and they are nested for easy blending between sizes. A wider size range may be available later in the year, depending on demand.
The blue eyelet was a purchase I made after seeing Heather’s dress! The fabric is so nice. I lined it with black and put in an invisible zipper instead of the exposed one.
Ok, now, an exciting part. Sally is offering my readers a PDF of your choosing! Yay! I’ll encourage you to like her on Facebook and Twitter but really, what I want you to do to enter this giveaway is to go to her site and tell me which is your favorite pattern of this brand spakin’ new company. If you don’t want to be entered into the giveaway but you still want to chime in about your favorite pattern, just be clear about that.
I’m closing the giveaway on July 7th at 9pm Eastern. Get your favorite pattern in the comments and I’ll let the lucky winner know on the 8th and you’ll hear from Sally. K?
Go have fun! And thanks again Sally for including me in the testing.