Sunday, 21 November 2010

.New pattern...COASTAL BREEZE.

Ooh, I am really excited to share my final pattern of the three with you today!  This is by far my favourite of the three new pattern releases...because it involves sewing something that I can wear myself!
Introducing, COASTAL BREEZE...
 Meet the dress that feels like a t-shirt...Coastal Breeze is the ultimate holiday frock.  Made from super comfy stretch fabric, and with a classic scoop-necked shape, you just need to pull it on and go!  A lifesaver for those mornings when you are racing the clock to get our the door.
 
Featuring a flattering empire-line, tummy-friendly pleats and with no zippers, darts, buttons or other fiddly bits, you will have so much fun sewing Coastal Breeze that it will feel like you are taking a holiday!
 Sized to fit "tween" girls to the larger woman, Coastal Breeze is casual enough to wear when you are kicking back at home, or you can slip on a pair of fancy heels and feel a little more special. 
I am finding it more and more enjoyable to come up with designs for women's clothing.  Partly because I love a bit of selfish sewing and making clothes for myself (that I would actually wear!) and partly because I know that so many people are crying out for easy, yet stylish, women's clothing patterns and I like to know that I've made it easier for someone to sew for themselves :)
When Emma from Ballarat Patchwork offered to supply me with some stretch (knit) fabric for my next pattern I knew that I needed to come up with a summer dress for the ladies.  Stretch fabric is SO easy to wear and this dress is perfect for those hot, summer days when you want to be as cool and comfortable as possible.  Ballarat Patchwork have a large selection of stretch fabric in store now!

I'm just LOVING these photos...my sister-in-law, Whitney is the stunning model (don't you just want her hair!!) and the photos were taken by Kelsie Moore Photography in Melbourne.  I sent the dress up to Whitney and Kelsie and gave them a brief outline of what I wanted and they did a fantastic job!!  Thanks so much guys :)

Click here to see more Coastal Breeze pictures and check out the fabric requirements.  If you have a store and want to stock this or any other Make It Perfect patterns, contact Creative Abundance to place an order.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Coastal Breeze for yourself, they should be popping up in retail stores very soon. Ask your favourite store to get one in for you!


To win a copy of Coastal Breeze, simply leave a comment on this post :)

(Giveaway will close Sunday 28th November and winner will be drawn via a random number generator.)

55 comments:

Anna said...

Love it! Great pattern Toni.

Claire said...

Great dress! Love the pattern and material choice.

melisa said...

Looks great! Would love to win this one.

Green Mama said...

I'm a little bit afraid of knits but this might get me over that!

DianeY said...

Love this one! And I have a tween it would be perfect to sew for!

Kristy said...

I love it, and your rationale behind developig it.

I have been thinking over the last few days about a casual summer wardrobe...

pinkchook said...

Oh I love it cant wait perfect for our weather.

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Monkeys in my pocket said...

I love it! Any chance of some/a maternity top/dress?

rebekah said...

I love this!

rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

Karen D said...

Oh, I MUST HAVE this pattern. This dress would be perfect for the hot summers we have here in Perth and I want to sew at least three immediately!! Perfect for a mum on on the go and great for my upcoming holiday in Thailand. Looks like it would also serve as a great maternity dress in the early stages of pregnancy. Thanks Toni, you are a superstar.

Jodie said...

I really love this pattern! Absolutely gorgeous and looks so comfy :)

thornberry said...

I'd like to throw my hat into the ring to win a copy of this pattern too - comfy, simple, stretch fabric. Ticks all the right boxes (especially with those gentle pleats above the tummy).

Megs said...

This is my favourite one too! Looks so easy to wear, must get my hands on this one!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

This is so fun and comfy. It looks like it would easily work as a maternity dress too.

Sally said...

Cute holiday dress!
You're really on a role at the moment Toni! YAY for you. Just read the interview over at Chunky Chooky... brilliant. Really interesting. The book looks great. CONGRATULATIONS!

Sally said...

... ouch... I just read Anonymous comment. Why do people feel like that can make so much "constructive" criticism but not leave their name. Cowardly. If the person really stood behind what they were saying they'd put their name to it. Or perhaps they feel embarressed about how totally anal retentive they are?

Bec said...

I LOVE it! Would you believe I have searched through the pattern books at Spotlight for this exact pattern, perfect for pregnancy in summer :-)

jalee said...

Perfect for my post baby body this summer!

Liz said...

Love it! Such a simple style, that can be easily dressed up or down!

Melissa said...

Love it Toni. Would be a great beach dress.
A note to Anonymous..."Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship".

Claire said...

I LOVE this one !

melandpeter said...

Love the pink and white stripes. Gorgeous Tone! Would love to wear this once once bub's born in Jan. x

Sim-Dim said...

Can't we win instead of the pattern, one that YOU have already made!! LOL.

AJ said...

Well DOne Toni! Super effort!

The Kings said...

yeah I would rather win one already made too Simone :)

Aimee said...

awesome, love it... if only i could wear dresses- and striped ones for that matter! (what a pretty sister-in-law you have there)

hope you loved your time at the quilt market in melbourne

Anonymous said...

What a lovely dress pattern. It would look fanatsic in black, comfy and dressy. Well done!

brissmith said...

Would love to try the pattern. Not sure if stripes would be for me, maybe in a print and not sure how that neckline would go but I'd give it sew. Stretch is so easy for travelling with! Susan

Sue said...

oh wow, I love this dress!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am in love with this new pattern Toni!! I am def going to have to learn to sew now I LOVE it so much!!! Makayla :)

Karen said...

Toni that is GORGEOUS!!! I have one thousand ideas for fabric for this dress.

Kate said...

Love it!!!
I would so love to win this pattern.
It is gorgeous.

Erin said...

Love it Toni! Looks very comfy!

Debbie Lauzon said...

I would love this pattern also! I've been looking for easy comfy dress patterns! If I win I came here from facebook :)

Debbie Lauzon said...

I love this pattern! I can be found on facebook if i win!

Lee said...

What a great pattern! I love it - would love to make for my college daughter and Tween nieces!
thanks for the chance win!

Emily said...

Looks so comfy and classy. Gorgeous pictures!

Ramona Burke said...

ooooh! nobody near me sells these, so I hope I win! this looks LOVELY!

Anita said...

I'm rebuilding my summer wardrobe after 12 years in the UK and being pregnant my first summer back home. This would be perfect!

teegs.e said...

the perfect pattern for my first go at knit fabric! would love to win a copy :-)

barneyn said...

oooo.. i would love this! thanks!


nelly.barney@yahoo.com

SandyN said...

Nice pattern... I LOVE IT!!

Sandyn

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

LOVE this one ~ THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Love this dress. Hoping I win a copy.

WandaFish said...

Another great pattern! I'd love to have a go at making this...

Anonymous said...

Fabulous pattern Toni. Coming into summer now, I really want a light simple dress, but never find what I want in the shops, so this year I thought I might try my hand at sewing one, this would be perfect. I am one of the people you are referring to when you said you feel good knowing you have made it a little easier for someone to sew for themselves. I so hope I win. j-j
jaia underscore at iprimus dot com dot au

~ Kim ~ said...

How pretty. I love knit dresses and this would even work for my growing preggy belly. I would love to win this pattern. Thanks!

Renee said...

oh it is gorgeous! Please tell me that this is achievable for a beginner?

@t said...

Love it Toni, would love to win this & make it to wear Christmas day.

Ruth said...

I haven't sewn for myself in... well, forever- so I would love to win this. It looks fun!

The Bartons said...

yep its a fav of mine too tones! love it!

Jo said...

I've been looking for a knit dress pattern - this would be perfect!

Megan said...

How cute! And sign me up for the giveaway! Gorgeous pattern!

frances said...

Love, love, love it!
Thank you for the chance to win!

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