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Style Update

Lydia Morrow wearing the Ascension Soft Bra colorblocked in pinks and reds

We are currently in the process of a massive project: we are updating our entire pattern catalogue! This update and re-release of each of our patterns, one by one, will be interspersed with the release of new patterns throughout the next two years. Our project began at the start of 2021 with the development of our Ascension Soft Bra. Now we are moving through the rest of our patterns, adding, editing, and reworking each one to bring them up to our new standards.

STYLE CHANGES

  • Design - we have updated our pattern branding since releasing our first patterns, and will be redoing the older patterns to match our new style!

  • Layout - sometimes after living with a pattern for a while, we decide there is a more cohesive way to organize the many many puzzle pieces that make up each packet. Everybody loves a re-organize now and then! 

  • Format - the design of our original patterns have lighter fonts and thinner illustration lines. They will be changed to our new style which is bolder, clearer, and easier to read. 

  • Technical Information - we will be adding more detailed charts, finished garment measurements, fitting assistance, etc!

  • Errata - as is common, we have found errors in our published patterns through the years. Now's the time to make sure everything is as perfect as can be!

SIZING

As we have grown in experience and confidence as a pattern company over the last seven years, we have been adding sizes to our patterns as we have published them. This comprehensive Style Update will bring all patterns into our new twelve size range, covering XXS to 6X, up to 72 inch bust. 

D/E CUP OPTIONS

We will be adding D/E cup options to our top and bra patterns in each of our twelve sizes. This doubles the amount of pattern options in each top and bra pattern! 

This is the bulk of the work in this project, as each pattern needs to have all of its existing views graded out, D/E cup styles designed, graded, tested, and perfected, and instructions and technical charts updated to include these new views. 

Our testing runs are paid and run for about two weeks. We announce tests on our Instagram, and select testers via applications on our website. If you'd like to take part, make sure to follow us there

PATTERN FORMATS

Our first patterns were released with only the home print format. Some of them have been updated with copy shop files, but they may not be in standard formats. The Style Update will include all the following formats:

  • Home Print - the standard cut + tape format, to be used on all standard home printers. 

  • Print Shop US sizing

  • Print Shop AO Sizing

  • New! Projector File - this is our newest format, designed with the help of Minimalist Machinist

LAYERS

We are thrilled to announce that all pattern print formats will include layers for each size! There's nothing we love more than making your life easier, and we hope you enjoy this added level of accessibility!  

PHOTOS

With each pattern's re-release, we will be updating the pattern product page to include plus size photos! This is something many of you have been wanting for a long time, and we are so excited to include it in this project. Our current Plus Size Model is Lydia Morrow, who sews her own garment samples and styles and directs the shoots!

PRICING

With the addition of all of these new files, formats, views, technical information, photoshoots, and general improvement, each pattern will come with a price increase upon its re-release. This increase differs between patterns, as some have more or less grading to do, bottom patterns don't need additional D/E views, some patterns are just larger and require more time, space, and labor. Generally, you can expect a $4-10 increase. 

Until their re-release, patterns will remain at their current pricing. Upon the update release, all current patternholders will receive an email with a new download link to the updated files. If you have purchased the pattern at any time in the past, you will receive the update for free. 

Hot tip: It may not technically be a loophole if we explicitly state it, but- purchasing a pattern before it's updated will get you all the new stuff for free! For some patterns, that will be a 50% discount!

PRINTED PATTERNS

As we update our patterns, we plan to have them available in a professionally printed format, and available at all the fun and regular retailers. 

If you are a vendor and would like to sign up for details of our print runs, you can sign up here

WHAT ARE WE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?

We are currently working on: The Axis Tank!