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A/W2011: The Real Deal

Design Updates, Eider Tunic, In the Workroom, Kestrel Coat, Patterns, Chickadee Blouse & Skirt, Raven Hoodie & PantsErinComment

Here we are, as promised!  We still have some finalizing to do before our new patterns will be in the shop, but we are just too excited to wait any longer to share these with you!  We hope you like the new collection.

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AW-Unviel

So what's in the new collection?  We again have 4 looks this season with a total of 6 pieces, and, as we'll be showing you in future blog posts, these pieces work interchangeably so that you truly can build an entire wardrobe before you know it.

So here's the rundown of all 4 patterns. Let us know what you think!

Chickadee Blouse & Skirt:

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Chickadee-Unveil

The adorable, feminine Chickadee Blouse has a lined bodice and an off-set collar.  It is paired with the "faux-wrap" skirt--meaning it wraps around the body but is sewn closed so that it doesn't flap up during wear. The Chickadee Skirt is fully lined and requires no hemming!  Genius, if I say so myself.  We are also trying out buttonhole elastic in the skirt's back waistband this season because we think it adds flexibility in the fitting process.

Eider Tunic:

The Eider Tunic hits mid-thigh and cinches at the waist.  Think of all the fun ribbon possibilities for the waist ties!  It can be worn over leggings or, in the event of colder temperatures, with pants (Raven Pants, anyone?).  It features pintucks on the contrasting front yoke as well as on the sleeves at the wrists.

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Eider-Unveil

Kestrel Coat

This is the real gem in the collection. Our Kestrel Coat features a gathered, slightly poofed back and sleeves that evoke vintage couture lines.  The pointed collar also serves as a built in scarf, weaving into itself to keep little necks warm. The navy velveteen used in the photo makes the details a little hard to see, but we'll have more views soon to show of the Kestrel Coat's  special charms.

Kestrel-Coat
Kestrel-Coat

Raven Hoodie & Pants

Finally, a look for both boys and girls!  The lined Raven Hoodie is reversible.  It has cropped, kimono sleeves (so they are one piece with the main body of the garment--no separate pattern piece).  It closes with a simple waist tie, though we bet you can think of lots of fun ways to modify the closure!  The Raven Pants have a small pintuck running down the front of each pantleg & there's an elastic back waistband (again using buttonhole elastic for added fitting flexibility). We provide three pocket options that can be sewn to the front or back of the Pants (or even to the Hoodie, if you are so inclined).

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Raven-Unveil

Happy Sewing! 

~Erin & Carla