Patterns of the Month (on sale for all of August):
#240 Rosie and Riveter: Based on the clothing working women wore in the late 1930s and 1940s when they moved to factory jobs during WWII, these clothes were practical and became an iconic style. Our #240 Rosie the Riveter pattern includes pattern and instructions to make pleated overalls and pants pants, a button up camp shirt, and a crocheted snood (to keep hair in place), and even a knitting pattern for a cardigan sweater. There is so much in this pattern, making it a great deal!
#243 Rodeo Cowgirl Skirt - Another staple garment, or one to make into a great costume! This skirt is simple, fun, and versatile. This A-line skirt can be made simply, or embellished profusely. Options for applique, bottom flounce, adding fringe, or embroidery make this pattern interesting and allow you to create your own unique garment. Great for a dance hall or just a fun everyday skirt!
Plus-sized patterns. You've asked for them, and Folkwear has been working to provide them. We now have a list of all our patterns that come in larger sizes on the blog. I will create a permanent link to this list (and add to it as we grade up patterns) and have it to share whenever needed. While some of our patterns only go up to size large, I think you will be impressed by how many go up into plus sizes, so I hope this will be helpful!
Visiting England. I have been in England this past week, visiting family, but also making a point to get to see some great textile, sewing, and fashion locations. We went to the Fashion Museum in Bath (blog post to come soon), and it was impressive and beautiful. A definite must-see in the area. We spent most of our time in Bristol, but also a few days near London, and made it to the Victoria and Albert Museum and Liberty.
More travel this month for Folkwear!! I am heading to New York City later this month to catch the last days of the Counter-Couture exhibit at the NY Museum of Art and Design. The exhibit contains a few Folkwear garments, made in the 1970s by fashion artists (and one by co-founder of Folkwear, Alexandra Hart Jacopetti). I am excited to see them in person, and I am planning to catch a few other fashion museums in the city, as well as take a quick trip to the garment district.