First up, the Suzy Pant. This easy, relaxed, pull-on pant is suitable for all ages and body shapes and will make a fantastically comfortable addition to your wardrobe. Design features include a topstitched yoke with elasticised waist, front pleats and tapered legs with side pockets. This pant is perfect for the milder months and is ideally made up in silk crepe de chine, silk satin, viscose, rayon and any fabrics with drape. Suzy Pant Pattern is available in PDF print-at-home/print copy shop version as well as hard copy.
Above: Mandy Boat Tee in Age Of Ebony* (merino wool - *allow for shrinkage and pre-wash before cutting) and Suzy Pant in The Collection (silk/rayon)
Pattern number two, the Mandy Boat Tee. This oversized boxy top features a boat neckline and three quarter fitted sleeves with drop shoulders. This top is a great trans-seasonal item and is best made up in cotton, wool, viscose or linen knits. For a while now, we've been looking to update our Fave Top Pattern with a new, narrower, equally comfortable version. So here 'tis. Still free (as a download only) still one size, and still - we hope - sure to be a wardrobe fave. Sizing is suitable for 8-16 (that's in Australian sizing) and it can be shortened or lengthened at the hem. And because we know there are a lot of you out there that really don't dig/understand/want the PDF print-at-home/print copy shop thing, we're also making this one available to purchase as a hard copy for $12.
My Mama rocking her Mandy Boat Tee in Black With Static (available Tessuti Surry Hills only) with Black Orbit (viscose/spandex) sleeves - available all stores
Regatta Navy Stripe Sake linen knit also available in Blue Grey Stripe on String and White Stripe on String (only available at Tessuti Chatswood)
It would be remiss of us not to mention here that Jen at Grainline has just released a very similar pattern, the Hemlock Tee, so please do check it out and go your preferred version. Unfortunately, our pattern testing/printing ball had rolled so we hope that everybody out there has your choice of drop-shouldered tees well and truly covered now!