PATTERNMAKING SEWING

INTRODUCING THE EMERSON AND OGDEN PATTERNS

July 26, 2016

I am doing something a little different this time around and releasing two patterns at the same time as a sort of outfit. There is the Emerson Crop Pant / Shorts pattern and the Ogden Cami pattern. I love both of them so much and am already wearing them all of the time.ย I hope you love them too.

First up the Emersonย is a pull on pair of pants or shorts with a flattering front waistband and elasticized back waistband for ease and comfort. They both have pleats along the front and pockets. View A is the crop pant which I am pretty obsessed with at the moment. Not only is the most comfortable thing in my wardrobe, but it’s also is super on trend at the moment and fun to wear. Some may argue that it isn’t flattering, but I beg to differ. I look at it like I did the middie skirt became so popular a couple of years ago.ย I think that wearing a heel or a more fitted shirt really give good balance. If my 5’3″ frame can rock it, so can you.

View B is a short with an approximate 4 inch inseam. I have been wearing these non stop. I love to throw on a tank top or V neck tshirt for everyday wear. The pleats give it lots of room for ease and comfort while still adding some interest. Both View A and View B were sewn up in linen The shorts fabric is from Fancy Tiger Crafts and the pant fabric is from Jo-Anns. But really, any light to medium weight woven fabric works great. I love it in a rayon for a more flowy short or a chambray for everyday shorts.

I am also releasing the Ogden Cami pattern today. This is a simple little blouse that is great on it’s own (especially with the Emersons) or really good to have in your closet for layering under a blazer or open buttonup shirt. It has spaghetti straps, a soft V at both front and back necklines, and a partial facing for a professional finish. It’s a fast make and super comfy. I love wearing mine with some jeans and jewelry for a simple date night outfit that makes me feel modern, but not too done up.

The Ogden Cami is great made up in any lightweight woven fabric. All of my samples are sewn up in silk crepes from Colorado Fabrics. I love sewing with silk crepe and the Ogden is a perfect pattern for silk because it only takes a little yardage. But, if silk isn’t your thing, rayon challis, lightweight linen, or even cotton voile would work really well.

If you would like to buy the Emerson or Ogden patterns you can find them here. Use the code LAUNCHWEEK20 to get 20% off the patterns from now through this Sunday at midnight EST.

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28 Comments

  • Reply K-Line July 26, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Kelli – these patterns are great!

  • Reply Meg July 26, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    Hooray! Congratulations on the double pattern release!

  • Reply Rebecca July 26, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    LOVE!!! two great patterns!

  • Reply Sam July 27, 2016 at 1:01 AM

    These are great! Love the trousers in particular.

  • Reply Katie July 27, 2016 at 1:09 AM

    Do you have any pictures of the back view of the elastic waistband? Would really like to see this before buying if possible. Thanks!

  • Reply Sophie July 27, 2016 at 3:55 AM

    KilLING it! You’ve done such a great job with both of these Kelli! Love them as a set and separates. Going to try and fit in an Ogden at least before I leave for NY soon. Gorgeous photos too x

  • Reply Helen July 27, 2016 at 5:59 AM

    Wow, I love these both SO MUCH!!! The trousers (pants) are perfect and exactly what I’ve been after this summer. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    • Reply Helen July 27, 2016 at 6:07 AM

      Incidentally, I can’t get the discount code to work? It says “LAUNCHWEEK20 is not a valid discount code.”

      • Reply Helen July 28, 2016 at 6:55 AM

        I got it to work in the end! Looking forward to making the Emersons! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jess July 27, 2016 at 7:01 AM

    is it possible to alter the pants so that it is more high rise? Is it difficult to do?

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  • Reply katie July 27, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Congrats! These two colour combos are so dreamy.

  • Reply Junglewife July 27, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    I am wondering what the ease is? I would love to purchase the pant pattern but I’m a couple inches bigger around in the hips than the size 18 measurements (I can wear a 16/18 at places like Gap, Old Navy, etc). I am wondering how much ease is built into the pattern. Would you mind sharing finished garment measurements?

  • Reply Diana July 27, 2016 at 2:01 PM

    Great patterns! Is the Ogden cami cut on the bias?

    • Reply truebias July 28, 2016 at 4:06 PM

      no it’s not, but I bet it would be gorgeous on the bias. may need to give that a go.

      • Reply Diana July 29, 2016 at 11:48 AM

        I am so glad to hear that the Ogden cami is NOT cut on the bias. Even better, it has no darts! This is going to be a fast and easy makeโ€”definitely a summertime sewing project. Thanks for the discount, too!

  • Reply Elie July 28, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    Yay! Love them both. I have ordered myself the cami top pattern now. Excited to try it and thanks for the discount code ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Miss July 29, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    What’s partial lining like?

    • Reply True Bias August 5, 2016 at 11:04 AM

      It covers the whole neckline and extends to just below the bust. You can always elongate it to fully line it too.

  • Reply angie July 30, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    i am so excited to make these pants, they are exactly what i have been wanting! yaaaay!!!

  • Reply Rebecca August 1, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    HI! I just finished my muslin for the Ogden cami. Do you entertain fit questions? I could send pictures… Thanks.

    • Reply True Bias August 5, 2016 at 11:03 AM

      email them over! I will see what I can do.

      • Reply Rebecca August 10, 2016 at 6:58 PM

        Thanks! I didn’t make the time to snap photos and send them. I just kept moving along. I’m really happy with my first cami. Pics on my site… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Jessica August 4, 2016 at 6:41 AM

    Love them!!! Very versatile and on trend and very wearable! In the midst of moving house right now, so not quite capable of much sewing, but soon i hope!!!

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  • Reply Emma August 19, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Love them both
    The “launchweek20” doesn’t work for me

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