There are a few patterns of mine that hold a special place in my heart. Olive is definitely one of them. I designed the original pattern years ago and it’s based on a top of my Mom’s that I loved as a child!
One of my absolute favourite things when releasing new patterns is seeing the individual spin you put on them! So, to celebrate the release of Olive & Opal, I asked some of my favourite makers to show us how they would use the patterns!
As usual, each and every one has absolutely hit their make out of the park! I’ve already popped some of the clever ideas onto my list for future Olive & Opal makes (the wardrobe is getting seriously full you guys).
I really hope you enjoy these takes on Olive & Opal and make sure to check out these wonderful makers reviews and Instagram accounts. This is only the first post of two so there is serious inspiration coming your way in the coming weeks. I hope you get as much joy as we did when looking through these makes!
I’m so happy to introduce you to the Opal pants and shorts sewing pattern!
We started working on this pattern almost eighteen months ago, and I’m so glad we took the time to really perfect it because we ended up adding on so many options and I love how it has turned out! As often happens this pattern fills a void in my own wardrobe – a comfy pants shaped void ;) After wearing jeans constantly for the last few years I have found myself really wanting some comfy pants that are also stylish.
This pattern has been designed to be modular and all pattern pieces can be mixed and matched to your hearts content to make your dream pants! Please don’t feel limited by the views we’ve included because there are honestly endless combinations you can try.
I wanted to keep this pattern at a beginner level as a really achievable entry level pants pattern, but the wonderful thing is that there are enough great details to make it a really fun pattern for more experienced makers!
Let’s have a look at all the details…
I’m so excited to tell you all about the Olive dress and top sewing pattern!
The story of this pattern started a long time ago. The very first version of this design appeared in the early days of my brand, back when i created ready to wear pieces. It was inspired by a top of my mom’s from her teenage years that I had loved as a child. I still have a box full of patterns from the beginning of my brand, and I had been nostalgically looking through it when I stumbled upon the Olive top pattern I had drafted 10 years ago. I fell in love with it all over again and knew I had to turn it into a sewing pattern for you!
The original view of this pattern was A the top with bias sleeve finishes and patch pocket, and from there I added the View B dress and View C long sleeve blouse.
As often happens, I love where this pattern ended up even more than the original! Lets have a look at all the details…