Our team has been working from home these past few weeks, but that hasn’t stopped us all working furiously on the final touches of the Dove pattern… which is now available in our extended size range! I’m so excited to tell you that Dove is now available in sizes 0-20 and Dove Curve is now available in sizes 14-30.
I’m going to go through the differences between the Curve 14-30 pattern and the 0-20 pattern as well as detailing each of the variations, and telling you a little bit about them and how you can use them.
What has changed?
The Dove and Dove Curve instructions and pattern pieces haven’t changed at all, the pattern pieces have just been re-graded to include additional sizes. Dove originally included 5 sizes, and now includes 11! Dove Curve was actually the first Curve pattern we released and since then we have improved our size range further, so i’m thrilled to be adding 3 more sizes to this pattern to bring it in line with the rest of our Curve range. Dove Curve originally included 6 sizes, and now includes 9!
What’s the difference between 0-20 and Curve 14-30?
The Dove pattern is drafted for a B cup whereas the Dove Curve is based off our Curve block which is drafted for a D cup.
The Curve pattern is drafted with the same style and design details but with a curvy figure in mind. If you find yourself in the crossover of the two ranges in sizes 14-20 we recommend that you choose your pattern based on your cup size and personally ease preferences. If you have a B cup we would recommend Dove. If you are a D cup or above and prefer a bit more ease and coverage at the hips, we would recommend Dove Curve.
Both patterns come with the same awesome variations and all our tutorials and add on ideas can be applied to either!
View A blouse with elbow length sleeves
Dove is really all about details and beautiful finishes. View A includes an above elbow length sleeve and is a great option if you would like to let the curved hemline shine. Both the V neckline and curved hem are finished with beautiful facings, and this is definitely one of those makes that you’ll find yourself admiring from the inside and out. This pattern also includes french darts, which result in a very flattering fit and are a wonderful new skill to learn!
View B the blouse with flared sleeves
View B includes the same beautiful details as View B, but with a slightly flared sleeve cuff. The sleeve cuff turns this pattern into a wonderful option for colder weather and is just wide enough to add some interest but not wide enough to get in the way of your lifestyle.
View C the blouse with bell sleeves
View C is unashamedly my favourite view of this pattern! This view is all about the sleeve drama! It includes a bell sleeve which is a full circle and creates an absolutely incredible silhouette. You can make this view from a drapey or more structured fabric depending on how much of a show piece you want your sleeves to be. Personally i really enjoy making this out of a crisp fabric that makes the sleeves really stand out.
All the tutorials!
We’ve got some great tips and tricks on the blog to help you with your Dove pattern, and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to have some more ready for you in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled!
- Dove Inspiration
- How to sew French darts
- 4 ways to sew beautiful centre front seams
- How to sew Neckline facings
- 3 ways to sew finish the raw edges of a facing
- How to sew flared cuffs
- How to set sleeves
- How to hem flared sleeves
- How to sew a hemline facing
I’m truly so exciting that the Dove pattern is now all updated to our size range of 0-30!! Getting all my patterns into a more inclusive size range is my number one priority and I absolutely cannot wait to see what you make with Dove and Dove Curve!
Don’t have the Dove sewing pattern yet?! Order Dove or Dove Curve! If you have any questions at all please let me know in the comments below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to tag your creations #MNdove and @megannielsenpatterns to share what you’ve been working on, and check out what everyone else is up to!