We’re delighted to share with you the first sewing pattern from a new company, Dovetailed London
The Althea skirt sewing pattern includes an integrated elasticated waistband, which creates gentle gathers at the waistline. The skirt is wider at the hem thereby forming the flattering A-line shape. Your finished garment requires no zips, darts or fastenings so its perfect for beginners to tackle. No skirt is complete without pockets and this pattern has huge pockets that could be made in contrasting fabric for that added WOW factor.
This skirt sewing pattern has been designed specifically for sewing with African wax prints. Adaku Parker from Dovetailed London sells beautiful African wax print fabrics that have become so popular over the last few seasons. Whether you are new to sewing, new to wax prints, or both, you will soon be making up this perfect A-line skirt in all of your favourite wax print fabrics. Also, if you have often wondered what you might make up using some of the larger wax print designs, then ‘Althea’ is just the pattern!
“As I travel up and down the country going to various fabric shows, I’m often asked about sewing patterns that are suitable for wax print fabric. The nature of wax print designs often means that extra care is required when cutting the fabric so that the design is matching, For example, at the front side, centre back and sleeve panels. I often find that this, also known as ‘pattern matching’, can sometimes be harder than the actual sewing! As someone who is relatively new to sewing, but who has been sewing everyday since I started, I remember what it is to be a ‘newbie’ sewer. I wanted to create a sewing pattern that was genuinely easy and the Althea is that pattern. It’s perfect for new sewers and with only two pattern pieces, it makes pattern matching a breeze. More experienced sewers should be able to make this skirt in about an hour or so,” comments Adaku.
Available as both a paper pattern for £17.99 and a PDF pattern for £8.99 and available in size 8-18 (UK).