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Project Lounge Library

Thursday, November 26, 2020

With great excitement, I can finally introduce you to Project Lounge Library! This collaboration has been in the works for the past couple months, since the group of five designers was formed by Audrey from Project Run & Play. This is my first time contributing to a PR&P collection, so it's been a new and exciting experience for me.

While we are spending much more time at home these days than we usually do, we are homebodies by nature. Regulars at our community library, we easily reaching the lending limit of 60 books each week. So, incorporating the theme of lounging and reading was a great fit for us. 

When considering what to design for the collection, I immediately thought of one of my all-time favourite books, Anne of Green Gables. Last year, my children and I listened to the audiobook version of it, and it quickly became my daughter's favourite, too. My son was also a big fan, but Anne couldn't quite compare with Harry Potter for him! 

The first design to become a reality was the Novella Pinafore. Anja loves vintage styled clothing and pinafores are a regular staple in her wardrobe. Surprisingly, I had yet to design one, so this was an easy decision. Inspired by pinafores worn by little girls in years gone by, the Novella's retro look is right on trend today.

I knew that my daughter would want many Novella Pinafores, so there had to be options! You can choose between a simple, gathered skirt, a three-tired skirt, or a shorter straight skirt. All the skirt options look great in a variety of woven fabrics including corduroy, velveteen, cotton blend, linen, and wool, to name a few. I look forward to making some next summer is some lighter weight fabrics like double gauze. The front pocket provides an excellent place to add some embroidery. 

Something needed to be created to layer under the Novella. This is where I went more specific with the story of Anne Shirley, the main character in Anne of Green Gables. Anne came from a very humble background, and even when she became a beloved member of the Cuthbert family, still had very little in terms of extravagance. But, she still had big dreams. One of them was to be able to wear an exquisite dress, with extra lovely puffy sleeves. This was exactly what my Story pattern needed...those sleeves. 

Story is a knit pattern, suitable for stretchy fabrics including french terry, jersey, ponte, and sweatshirt knit. Some of my testers also made beautiful Story dresses in stretch velvet. Story includes top, tunic, and dress lengths and has an adorable kangaroo front pocket.

It definitely has been delightful to see these two patterns move from imagination to reality!

These are just two of the eleven patterns in the Project Lounge Library Collection. Keep following Project Run & Play to see more pattern introductions. On November 30th, the Lookbook will release full of all the spectacular outfits created by the other designers and sewists. You'll find the looks I created with some of the other patterns in the collection, too. Can't wait!

Autumn Pattern Collection

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The E&E Autumn Pattern Collection is now available! It is the 
perfect capsule wardrobe of layering pieces to wear all year long.

The Lindell Cardigan is a very versatile layering garment. Sewn from knit fabric, it is designed to keep the wearer comfortable and cozy. The finished cardigan is mid-thigh in length with drop shoulders. A quick and easy sew, you'll have this garment ready to wear in no time!

The Maple Dress & Top is an excellent basic knit garment for any girls' wardrobe. It's loose-fitting, comfortable, and easy to sew. The Maple Top is the perfect combination piece for the Teapot Trousers or layered under the Lindell Cardigan or Acorn Overdress. The knee-length dress features a stylish kangaroo-style pocket. This casual, effortless garment features a rounded neckline and dropped shoulders. The top includes three sleeve lengths: cap, 3/4, and long. 

The Acorn Overdress is a versatile layering garment ideally made from linen or lightweight cotton. This loose-fitting overdress is secured with four ties that can be tied at the side, front, or back depending on your preference. It's an excellent layering pieces over the Maple Dress or Teapot Trousers with Maple Top. It can also be used as an apron for cooking or gardening or even a bathing suit cover up. So many possibilities! 

The relaxed, comfortable fit of the Teapot Trousers allows plenty of room for movement and play. With options for long (trouser) and mid-calf (culotte) length, the Teapot Trouser is suitable for any season. The waist is elasticized for extra comfort and sewing ease (no zippers or buttons!). Recommended for woven fabrics, these trousers include options for inseam or patch pockets to keep your child's little treasures safe.

All four patterns include:

Sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 years 

  • - detailed instructions with full colour photographs and diagrams 
  • - numbered, step-by-step instructions 
  • - standard 8.5X11" and A4 paper format
  • - copyshop A0 format    
  • - projector file format
  • - includes both imperial and metric measurements 
  • - finished garment measurements chart 
  • - full-size pattern pages 
  • - pattern sizes are colour coordinated and have individual line styles (print in black and white OR colour) 
  • - clear instructions for printing only the size(s) you need using PDF layers 
  • - 3/8 (1cm) seam allowances included 
  • - no serger needed 
  • - link to pattern instantly delivered to your Paypal account e-mail once payment processed

Sewing skill level: Confident Beginner

Purchase individually on sale until September 25, 2020, or discounted in bundles (no expiry). 

No coupon code necessary.

All prices in Canadian dollars.


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