Introducing Layer Up – a collection of patterns designed to work together for a layered look. Mix and match as you like – wear a smock over trousers, an apron over a dress, a tunic over a maxi dress and top it all off with a jacket!
Layer Up consists of nine new patterns.
The Harvesters Pants (our very first trouser pattern) are loose fitting, 3/4 length trousers with generous pockets. There are front pleats and the back waistband is elasticated for an easy and comfortable fit. There are scalloped vents at the bottom of each trouser leg.
There is the option to cut your pattern for either a flat, or a full-bottomed, body-shape. Trousers fitting is always a little more tricky than for a dress due to the “apple verses pear” body shape issue that designers face. We have addressed this by giving you two cutting options to choose from. If your bottom sticks out (regardless of dress size, then you need to cut the full bottom line. If you are flatter bottomed (more of an apple shape usually), then go for the flat bottom cut line.
The Harvester Pants look great with ankle boots but are wide enough to fit you knee length boots under as well. They come in 10 sizes: UK8 -26.
The Applepicker Dress is a classic, tiered dress (or buffet dress, as the GBSB would describe it). However, the difference, combining both comfort and elegance – the best of both worlds!
The bodice has bust darts – this isn’t always necessary in a stretch fabric but it make for a better fit with fabrics that only have a small amount of stretch or that are a little more structured (such as a ponte de roma). You have the option of cap sleeves or long sleeves.
The bottom half is made of two gathered tiers creating a full and floaty skirt with spacious in-seam pockets.
The Applepicker Dress comes in 10 UK sizes: 8 -26.
The Aurora Jacket is a short, boxy jacket ideal for wearing over a long dress. It has a slanted lower hemline that drops down at the back, and darts at the bust. It is unlined with generous facings for an unstructured feel and you have the option of full or 3/4 length sleeves.
The side panel neatly aligns with a seam in the frill so that your change of colour or fabric can run all the way down the length of the tunic into the frill. It works as either a short dress, or as a tunic over leggings and trousers. The Solis Tunic comes in 10 UK sizes: 8 -26.
The Solis Tunic is a loose fitting shift that pulls on over the head. There are cap sleeves and integrated side panels. It offers you two completely different looks – it works as a short, feminine smock with the frilled, lower panels, or as more of a simple tunic without them.
The Herba Apron is a classic, crossed back design that pulls on over the head. It can be made as a single layer, or as a reversible, double layer. So you can make it plain one side and patterned the other – great for practical layering.
There is a large split pocket at the front for all your goodies and it comes in 5 dual UK sizes : UK8-10 UK12-14 UK16-18 UK20-22 UK24-26
The Riva Jacket is a long, unlined jacket with grown-on sleeves. It is great to throw on over the top of whatever you are wearing for that extra layer of warmth.
It has a wide cut-off neck trim with a Japanese look, and large patch pockets. It can be made in a heavy fabric as a winter warmer, or in a sumptuous satin as loungewear.
It comes in 5 dual sizes : UK8-10 UK12-14 UK16-18 UK20-22 UK24-26
The Triple Tuck Smock is a loose fitting dress with three front pleats. Elbow-length raglan sleeves allow for an easy and comfortable fit across the shoulders.
It can be made in a really wide range of fabrics, from lightweight cotton and linen, to velvet or needlecord. The Triple Tuck Smock comes in 10 UK sizes: 8 – 26.
The Stella Blouson is a short blouse or jacket with drop shoulders and an optional hook and eye fastening. It has feminine gathers under the bust and gently ballooning sleeves. Its hip-length cut means it works well over longer garments like a tunic or dress.
The Stella Blouson can be made in a linen or cotton as a lightweight cover-up, or a heavier fabric, such as a corduroy, as more of a jacket. It come in 6 dual sizes : UK8-10 UK12-14 UK16-18 UK20-22 UK24-26 UK28-30
The Folia Frock is a midi length dress with a gently ballooning hemline. There are large patch pockets and french darts for a simple, flattering shape. There is the option of making it sleeveless or with the gorgeous 3/4 length, bubble sleeves. It comes in 10 UK sizes: 8 – 26.