I'm excited (and tardy - but what's new?!) to announce the release of the Crossroads dress/top by Designs by Call Ajaire!
The Crossroads pattern, like all of Ajaire's patterns is very well written with plenty of helpful illustrations and tips throughout.
Do make a special note when cutting out your pattern pieces, you will need to assemble some of the pieces AFTER you've taped & cut! (All this mentioned and labelled in the pattern, but you know what its like....in a rush....its easy to over look!! Yes I have done this myself!)
This is a pattern designed for knit fabric, but don't despair! If you haven't sewn with knits or are lacking in confidence, the basic views (no cross) are a great place to start!
The silhouette of the Crossroads pattern, which ever view you choose to sew is just beautiful. This is the tunic version with the cross feature.
While the cross feature can be tricky to master - seam allowances are VERY important for this version, the results are well worth it.
Essentially the cross is created using an inverted French seam!
The neck binding (and arm bindings if choosing a sleeveless view) are very clever indeed! Don't just skim the instructions!! This a super clever way to bind! Make sure your knit choice for the bindings has good recovery and isn't too thick.
Ajaire has made a wonderful tutorial video on how to make your bindings just perfect! So do go and check it out HERE
The Crossroads pattern is value for money, with four different lengths - top, tunic, dress & maxi. This look can be created using a block panel (see below) or the cross feature.
The pattern also boasts four different sleeve options, sleeveless, short, 3/4 and long!
Not only that, this pattern includes sizes all the way from newborn to 12 years!!
View G and the FREEBIE!!
Now for the best bit about this staple pattern! YOU CAN GET VIEW G for FREE!! That's right! View G is Ajaire's gift to you!! (Keep reading to see how you can get your copy.)
View G is the dress version with the simple front (no cross.)
This version is great for adding some embroidery or FMA - free motion applique.
My daughter was most impressed with the Molly Mermaid FMA I applied - pattern by StitchArt.
Your free version also includes ALL sleeve options!!
We think View G makes a wonderful night dress! This is Miss A's favourite garment to wear around the house and to bed.
This version is made from a spandex rayon blend - super soft and slinky too!
|Hehe......I love catching candid moments!
Now we're at the business end! If you would like to purchase your FULL Crossroads pattern, please click HERE
If you would like your very own FREE version of View G of the Crossroads pattern, all you need to do is sign up for the Design's by Call Ajaire Newsletter! Simple as that! Thanks Ajaire! Your awesome!
If you need more inspiration, look no further!! Check out what some of the other amazingly talented testers did with the Crossroads pattern!!
~ Zoe ~
The cream of the crop! Love your stuff Ajaire!
Gorgeous girl, perfect sewing!
Check out that pattern matching neckline!! OMG!! Amazing!
Sublime sewing and a stunning example of the cross in block colours!
Such a fun example! Loving those fabrics, super sewing!
Stunning maxi version!! Loving that fun print!