A wonderful friend Jo is looking for anyone who may have this Claire Schaeffer pattern Vogue 8259 (out of print) size 12-16. If you haven't used this pattern and would like to de-stash - I'll be happy to give you a pattern of the same value in exchange. Not to mention that Jo would be eternally grateful.
If you can help contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday, I received a lovely email from Rebecca who let me know that she was really pleased with a dress she made from Clandestine - an Italian Spun Rayon/Spandex jersey she bought after seeing it on our Tessuti Online store.
Rebecca made up this lovely drapey jersey in Simplicity 3687 view C with sleeves from view B. The only alterations she made was to the bodice, making it 1 inch longer due to D 'cuppage'. She also felt that the neckline would look nicer if lowered a little.
It's no wonder Rebecca gets lots of flattering comments about her stylish new dress. I think it's rather fabulous!
A big thank you to Rebecca for the photos and email.
Here is gorgeous Imogen again wearing another of her mummy's creations from this book. The top pattern is 'L' from Girly Style Wardrobe made up in Tessuti's Japanese cotton voile 'Bird In A Bottle' from last summer, and the square neckline is trimmed in our spotted Green/Ecru ribbon....so sweet!
Here below is just a peek of some of the very easy and simple patterns available in this beautifully presented book.
We're happy to announce that you can now purchase this and other lovely Japanese pattern books for womens and childrenswear from only our Tessuti Melbourne and Surry Hills - Sydney store.
Note: Also to be added to our online store...very soon!
Our next impressive pattern review comes to us courtesy of Janet, and it's New Look's 6702, View A. She whipped up this rather stylish number in no time (Janet assures us she's all about the quick n' easy) using Tessuti's 100% wool Merino Jersey Grey.
The only significant pattern adjustment was to reduce each sleeve binding length by 10cm. I particularly love the gathered detail at the front. Gorgeous, no?
I recently received a lovely email from Penelope, a Tessuti customer and designer of the label Penelope RED. Penelope designs and handmakes all of of her lovely creations which she sells on her online store via Etsy.
Penelope sent me this gorgeous image (above) from her new website - featured in her latest styles section. Tessuti's Japanese cotton Osaka Citrus is used as a trim detail on this lovely bolero jacket and matching skirt. The lovely cropped jacket features contrast stitching and lining and retro vintage square buttons.