Late last week I made a huge decision and turned on the Sewabaloo shop! I had intended to wait until I have more patterns completed, but things never happen to the timescale you have in your mind, and it felt silly to hold back the patterns that are ready – especially as I have big Autumn plans for one of them!
Anibaloo and Briabaloo are Sewabaloo’s first sewing patterns, and they’re completely gorgeous. They’ve been thoroughly tested by my wonderful team of pattern testers and are ready for the big, wide world to receive them.
Anibaloo – Animal Costumes
Anibaloo is a simple animal costume pattern based on a sleeveless hooded jacket with three choices of ears and tails to make a cat, a rabbit or a fox costume. The ears and tails are interchangeable so a mixing them up with a little imagination and different fabrics could easily give other animal variations. The costume is fully lined for comfort and has been thoroughly tested for playability.
Briabaloo – Shirt Dress & Variations
Briabaloo is a lovely shirt dress pattern with variations which offer a short sleeved shirt dress, a sleeveless pinafore and a lovely peplum blouse. It has generous ease around the chest to allow for grown, and is nipped in by elasticated ties so it’s nicely fitted on your little girl while she still has growing room. Briabaloo has deep pockets to accommodate her pebble collection.
The patterns are available as instant downloadable pdfs, in both A4 and A1 format, so you don’t have to wait to get your sewing mojo on, and I’m particularly proud of the clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations which will help you make the best garment possible regardless of your sewing experience. (Some of my testers were new to sewing and made beautiful garments with the patterns).
I’m completely excited that the amazingly talented Poppy Tshaya Kay is the official cover illustrator for Sewabaloo! I’ve blogged about her artwork before, right here, and my excitement hasn’t waned at all. Her images are beautiful and charming, but still convey the detailing in the garments.
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