UPDATE 2018 - THIS PATTERN HAS BEEN RE-RELEASED WITH A NEW NAME... MUSKOKA. THE SPLIT COLLAR OPTION HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE EXPANSION PACK THAT IS INCLUDED WITH ALL PURCHASES OF MUSKOKA.
Autumn Grace is a staple winter pattern for my daughter. The many options this pattern offers means you can make a lot of different styles using this one base. New for 2017, an addition to the existing pattern is being released today and it is one that I'm sure you are going to love! Introducing... the Autumn Grace Split Collar.
This Add-on is available for free. For those who already have the Autumn Grace pattern and expansion pack, simply add it to your cart here on the website and check out. If you don't have Autumn Grace yet, you will need to purchase the original listing (which includes all the other options in the Expansion Pack that was released last year!).
Plus, today through Christmas Day, you can get 10% off Autumn Grace with the coupon code COLLARHAPPY.
Autumn Grace Split Collar Add-On
Original Autumn Grace & Expansion Pack
A new addition to my Tips & Tutorials page today is a video showing exactly how to do the wrapped fleece binding technique on the Autumn Grace pattern. You will see this technique in a few of my patterns that are designed for fleece because it is one that I absolutely LOVE using! I'm hoping this video will explain this method clearly to those of you who might be unsure quite how or why this technique is used.
The main reason that I love using the wrapped fleece binding method for hems, cuffs, and even collars when working with fleece is that it takes some of the bulk out of the seams. When you are working with a thick fabric, the more layers of fabric that are in the seams the thicker and stiffer those seams end up being. By removing as much bulk as possible, you allow the fabric to hang better and keep the seams nice and soft.
Clicking the image below will take you to the Tutorials section of my website where you will find the video showing how to wrap, pin, stitch, and trim the bottom hem on an Autumn Grace tunic. It also shows how this technique can be used in a similar way on wider pieces, such as the collar of the Finley & Quinn robe pattern.
I hope that this video is enlightening to those who have never used this method before, and that it will inspire you to give it a try!
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!
Just for Fun...