The final option in my Expansion Pack series is another one that I've had in mind since the original design for Autumn Grace came to mind and went from through to sketch pad. I love how it came together, and so for Day 5, the last option I'd like to share with you is the hoodie!
If you've missed any of the other options, I invite you to check out all of this weeks posts...
Totally Trendy Tunic
Pair O' Pockets
Jazz it Up Jumper
So Cozy Cowl
Don't forget to buy your copy of the pattern, including ALL the Expansion Pack options, in my Shop or on Etsy while it's on sale (only until noon (EST) on Monday).
And get the perfect fleece at Funky Monkey Fabrics with the code POLLYWOGGLES for 15% off until January 24th.
It's Day 4 of my Autumn Grace Expansion Pack series and I am really excited about this one!! When I first came up with the idea for Autumn Grace, I wanted it to be the ultimate "cozy" dress. I absolutely love working with fleece, so I knew that was the material I wanted to design it for, and today we take it to a whole new level. I can't think of anything more cozy than a big snuggly fleece cowl!
Don't forget to pick up your copy of Autumn Grace and the Expansion Pack while it's on sale this week in my Shop or on Etsy! (And psst... because my prices are in Canadian it may mean extra savings for you!)
For 15% off fleece, check out Funky Monkey Fabrics and use the code POLLYWOGGLES until January 24th.
We've reached the middle of release week, and for Day 3 I'm sharing with you a really simple variation to Autumn Grace that turns this pattern into a great go-to pattern for Spring of Fall! You saw a peek of this one in yesterday's 'Pockets' post, but today we'll take a closer look.
For this version, we're going sleeveless with the "Jazz it up Jumper".
Using the new Expansion Pack to turn your Autumn Gracing into a sleeveless jumper is a fun way to play around with the look. The armholes are bound so it can be comfortably worn without anything underneath, or you can pair it with a collared dress shirt for a fun preppy style! It can also be layered on top of a thin t-shirt when you just need a little added warmth. There are some really great patterns available in fleece... this options would look great in plaid or argyle, and shortened to the tunic length for a twist on the classic sweater vest look!
It's Day 2 of my series showing you all the new options for my Autumn Grace fleece dress, and it's a GREAT one! This option can be added to the dress or the tunic length, and it adds a ton of functionality. Are you ready for it? Inseam pockets!
Kids LOVE pockets. There are a lot of ways you can add pockets to this pattern and I thought about many different types. Kangaroo, circle, bucket, and various kinds of patch pockets. I decided though that what I really wanted was the smooth look of inseam pockets so the fitted shape and flare of the original design is preserved. It was hard to settle on only one kind of pocket though!... so I absolutely encourage you to take creative liberties and add other kinds of pockets of your own!
(And yes, in case you are wondering, the version shown here is also revealing another of the options from the new Expansion Pack, the sleeveless... but, shhh... I'll tell you more about that tomorrow!)
These pockets are made using the same fleece as the rest of the dress/tunic, so they are soft and warm for little hands. The Expansion Pack gives detailed instructions for how to construct these pockets using the front of dress or tunic as part of the pocket itself, which secures them in place and eliminates bulkiness that can happen when working with thick fabrics.
Get your copy of the Autumn Grace and Expansion Pack in my Shop or on Etsy.
Then, head on over to Funky Monkey Fabrics to have a look at this awesome Canadian shop's huge selection of fleece! Use the code POLLYWOGGLES to get 15% off until January 24th.
I am thrilled to be announcing the launch of my Autumn Grace Expansion Pack today! When the original Autumn Grace pattern was released in November, behind the scenes more options were already in the works. This week I will finally be sharing with you five new ways to build on the basic pattern, making this a fantastically versatile and stylish addition to your pattern collection!
For those who have already purchased this pattern, I'm sending you a new copy of the Autumn Grace main pattern AND the Expansion Pack to you today at no additional cost! Check your emails and if you haven't gotten it in the next 24 hours, please contact me with proof of purchase, and I will be happy to send it to you so you can enjoy these new options!
Autumn Grace is designed to be made with fleece, and the basic dress falls below the knees. Today being Day 1 of this Expansion Pack series, the first option I'd like to show you is the all new tunic length!
This "Totally Trendy Tunic" option brings the bottom hem up so that the finished length falls just below the hips, making it perfect for pairing with leggings or skinny jeans. While I love how the full dress length of Autumn Grace looks and feels for our cold Canadian winters, I have to say that this tunic length is just so chic!
You can get the Autumn Grace pattern, including ALL the Expansion Pack options, in my Shop or on Etsy. And THIS WEEK, the pattern (including the full Expansion Pack) is ON SALE for $7.25cnd!!
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the digital world. When I'm not designing (or, more likely, attempting to keep up with housework or schooling my three rug rats!) you'll probably find me with my nose in a book, escaping for a few precious moments into a world of fiction or learning with single-minded focus about my latest interest. Here, I'd like to share with you some of the things that I'm currently working on and a bit about all the ways I like to keep my creative juices flowing!
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