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Sneakpeek // Le Cirque collection!

Oh you guys i am SO SO excited to share this sneakpeek of my newest collection Le Cirque with you today!

It has been so hard keep quiet about this over the last few months, and i’m thrilled that i can finally tell you about it!

This special collection is a group of 4 easy wear casual patterns inspired by the circus and all things whimsical. I have poured my heart and soul into it and i hope you like it as much as me.

The first pattern i’ll be releasing is the tightrope leotard. I love this pattern so much! It will have two variations, one with the peplum and one without, and will be a stretch jersey pattern. This is a great piece for those days when you feel like you have nothing to wear. I would love to see someone make a winter version, maybe with tights and boots – how amazing would that be?!

The next pattern is the Ringmaster blazer. I really wanted to create a pattern with more challenging aspects, and a lot of details – and i think this pattern really nails it. The pattern will include very detailed step by step instructions on how to create the topstitching on the cuffs and lapels. This pattern has about 30 pattern pieces, so i think it’s more to your intermediate level sewer than a pure beginner pattern.

I’ve been wanting to design some pants for all of you for ages, but i wanted them to be the perfect combination of style and comfort. I feel like i’ve really acheived that with the Clown pants. These pants are so SO comfortable, and can be styled in so many ways! They come with pockets (I LOVE POCKETS!), suspenders and as a bonus a super short crop top. I’m kind of dying with excitement over this pattern. It’s become a real wardrobe staple for me, and is perfect for those school drop off days when i want to look cool but comfortable.

But the last pattern is probably my favourite. The Pierrot jumpsuit is the pattern i think i’m most proud of to date. So much thought went into all the special details. The ruffles and the oversized buttons are very close to my heart. Also, pockets again. You guys know i love pockets, i just had to add more.  This pattern comes with a winter option (pictured) and a summer option, which is sleeveless and the pants are shorter. The PDF pattern is quite large, so make sure you allocated about 6 hours to the download time, and a full ream of printer paper when printing out.

I am so excited to hear what you guys think of my latest collection!!

 

 

HAHAHA GOTCHA! APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Emma
Emma
6 years ago

I looked at the first and thought hmmm thats interesting and then by the scond was thinking hang on a minute….!

Stephanie
Stephanie
6 years ago

It took me until the Pierrot Jumpsuit … :D Although that leotard and those clownpants don’t sound too bad ;)

Efwa
6 years ago

Hahaha, you fooled me. ????

Helene
6 years ago

You’re too funny! I was about to email you about having your new collection in the shop! But then I clicked to the blog… hilarious!

Louise
6 years ago

Megan, you total genius! Love it! Ps I wanna see you looking cool and casual for school drop-off in your clown trews!!

Sylvie - Madame Créative

Ha ha ha! I almost believed it!!!

Sandra
Sandra
6 years ago

I totally fell for this…leotard with tights and boots!!

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

I was with you until the Pierrot jumpsuit. That was just too much!

Jennifer
6 years ago

You know that jacket is actually quite fun :-)

Laura
Laura
6 years ago

Hahaha!!! I was like “Clown pants?? Is she crazy??”

Essian
Essian
6 years ago

ive wanted a pair of those clown pants since I first watched blossom! I guess that makes me not just foolish, but kinda old too :)
love your sense of humour!!!

Francesca
Francesca
6 years ago

NICE ONE:)

Katherine
6 years ago

Got me! I was thinking that you must be way cooler than me to pull these looks off!

poppykettle
6 years ago

Ya got me too. I love the ringmaster blazer though! haha

Chrystal McKay
Chrystal McKay
6 years ago

Could you actually make that leotard pattern? It’s adorable. Haha

coco
6 years ago

LOL!

Kara
Kara
6 years ago

Your joke designs are cuter than anything I could actually come up with ????

June
6 years ago

I would wear the blazer! If you leave off the epaulets and curlicue embellishment, I think it would be a fun, dramatic coat!

Carolyn
Carolyn
6 years ago

I totally fell for this- I guess I wasn’t expecting a sewing blog to prank me… let’s just say my eyebrows were moving higher and higher up my forehead as I scrolled down. You were sounded so genuine and enthusiastic!

Freya
Freya
6 years ago

you had me fooled the whole time! I was like…a leotard?…by…itself… Haha. Good one!

Sylvie
Sylvie
6 years ago

Hahaha love you!

houseofpinheiro
houseofpinheiro
6 years ago

lol happy april fools

Nicole
Nicole
6 years ago

LOLz. I was thinking that the pj pants I made that are essentially clown pants were now going to be in style.

Katie
6 years ago

I am relieved that this is just a prank. I would totally be judging you if you actually came out with that collection! hahah!

Becky
6 years ago

Haha, nice! The Ringmaster coat actually has a pretty good vibe to it…if you’re trying to channel Sgt. Pepper. :D

Samina
Samina
6 years ago

Le pant! Le gasp! Le whew! You almost had me there!

Lisa
Lisa
6 years ago

Brilliant post…. Congratulations!!
You had me even though I thought the were very unusual patterns you had me!!

Ginger
6 years ago

Bwahahahahahaha! You’re the best!

Veronica Darling
6 years ago

LOL I was actually liking the lapels of the jacket, but then I was like SO MANY PIECES URGH.

xoxo

Meg (not the designer)
Meg (not the designer)
6 years ago

I thought you’d totally lost your marbles! ;)

Heather
6 years ago

You are too funny! I was kind of digging the ring master’s blazer though. :)

crystalpleats
6 years ago

I was so scared for you and sad for me…that I wouldn’t be buying any new patterns! Good one.

Stacie
6 years ago

ROFL, that was awesome.

Michelle
6 years ago

I wish you could have seen my eyebrows rise as I scrolled down and read through this post. :-D LOL. Nice one. You got me!

Rosemary
Rosemary
6 years ago

I was trying to figure out where I would wear these designs and where were the real pictures you always show. This was the only April Fools joke all day. Thanks for a great laugh.

Deanna
Deanna
6 years ago

Wow!! When you mentioned circus, I thought “Oh dear”. When I saw the leotard, I thought “Does she mean for them to be worn with pants? Could work”. When I came to the clown pants, I thought “Ok the picture is definitely exaggerated if they look good on her aaaand I think shes lost her touch”. LOL thank goodness you haven’t!!!!!
Well played, well played!
BTW I was soooo excited to see a new collection and I cant wait to see the real one!!!!

Kelly
6 years ago

I really like the look of those clown pants, actually! :)

Britney
6 years ago

I would totally buy the leotard pattern and make the CUTEST one piece swimsuit if the pattern was real!! Just sayin’!

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