Today is the start of something new. We are launching a collection, not in one go but over time it will be added to at various points. The pieces are not flashy but they are necessary. Welcome to the Basics Collection.
Like many sewers I love making clothes, but there are some pieces that I’ve never found the right pattern for, or it was easier to get a ready to wear piece because the patterns weren’t modern and didn’t work the way I wanted. These were just every day pieces, Basics.
Throughout May I watched with eager anticipation to see what everyone was wearing for Me Made May. During the month and in almost all the round ups people mentioned that they need Basics. Everyday pieces that fitted into their lifestyles. That let them be comfortable after a hard day at work, allowed them to be active with the family of a weekend or were just a necessary addition to their wardrobe.
This tied in with my need for pieces that allowed me to have an entirely me made wardrobe that let comfort and fashion merge and are the items that are at the core of what many of us wear.
And so the Basics Collection came into being. Today a single piece kicks it off. A women’s racer back singlet, suitable for stretch knit fabrics.
In each pattern you receive
- pdf pattern that utilises the least amount of paper to print it on. Works on both letter and A4 formats
- copy shop print size, see the file name for the size of paper you need for printing
- an instruction manual. Read the handy “read before printing” page to see which pages you need to print out. Saving you paper and ink
- the signature Measure Twice Cut Once Designer Manual which gives you the opportunity to flex your design skills and bring your own style to the pattern
Over time the Basics Collection will be added to. Giving you modern patterns that perfectly fill those gaps within your wardrobe.