I spent yesterday fine-tuning the Red Velvet Sizing & Measurement pages and sending out the Cake Vine email and didn’t post. Today I have several lovely Red Velvet Muse makes to show you, starting with MelizzaR! Melizza is an experienced sewist and new mother, I’m so glad she could fit in a photoshoot for her slinky polka dotted Red Velvet Dress during naptime.
After Melizza’s Muse Post was published, I went and read her write up of the pattern on her blog Pincushion Treats. Surprise! This was version #1, “accidentally” made without the midriff section. I think this works really well, now I want to try it too! Thank you, Melizza, I’m so pleased we got to know each other during this project!
Sewhopeful Strikes Again
You saw Sewhopeful’s lovely navy blue Red Velvet dress with a collar earlier this week. She quickly followed this up with a happy red and white polka dotted version, I knew I had to share both when I saw them! Without a collar or pocket, this is a very quick make. I love this version, it must be SO much fun to wear and may be the first completed Red Velvet Dress that’s actually red. Check out Sewhopeful’s polka dot dress write-up for insight into the way fabric and stretch influences fit, J is so methodical and thoughtful!
Red Velvet Sizing, Measurement & Alteration Page
I had several emails about bust alterations, already! I’m so impressed by how quickly you’re getting into this pattern, and I care if you sew and that your clothes fit. I made this Red Velvet Sizing reference to help make this possible.
I’m also just really proud of this page, each measurement and bodice alteration is tidily tucked under a tab, with the relevant instructions section to the left. This is where I’ve been wanting to take sewingcake.com for a while but I had to skill up first. I have some super cool hub pages in the works for each new pattern, check out the Hummingbird Hub for a preview for what’s coming up! I’m really, really excited!
The page also shows two ways to approach the Red Velvet bodice fitting, I hope you find them useful. Several emails I received expressed concern about having “low boobs,” so I prioritized the publication of these references. It is pretty simple and intuitive to adjust the length on the bodice, whether for a Deep Bust Alteration (DBA) or Torso Length Adjustment.
I have some exciting news about the Red Velvet Dress, Espresso Leggings and Red Velvet Clutch paper patterns- they are starting the journey from printer to your sewing room tomorrow, which means we’ll be shipping paper Red Velvet Collection patterns from next week! Once we start sending them out (in brightly colored envelopes for the sewalong!), the price of the Red Velvet Dress pattern will rise to $20, full price.
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has purchased from the Red Velvet Collection! Let’s make some awesome dresses! Tomorrow… I have such giveaways… And some words on merino. Did I mention I went fabric shopping for merino for giveaways earlier this week? I totally did.