Hey y’all – today I’m sharing more about my pattern from the Unbiased collection. Last year, I got invited to film an episode of Sew it All TV, and I’m so glad I said yes because as it turned out, that was the last season of the show. Sew it All was filmed in Denver, and since it was 1)winter and 2)I’m a cold weather wimp and 3)I needed something solid colored that would look good on video, I drafted and sewed this top.
With flattering princess seams, deep pockets, a cowl neckline that strikes the perfect balance (for me) between warmth and making me look like a hunchback (like very big cowls can do) and a length perfect for leggings, I looooooooved this top. It worked well for the show, and the cozy bamboo French terry fabric I used to make it helped it become a winter favorite for me.
Get your copy of the Denver sewing pattern in my shop or by using the link below. This digital sewing pattern comes in bust sizes 31″-53″ (79-135cm).
When I posted Instagram pictures of the top, lots of people liked it and started asking for the pattern. And eventually I added some variations - a fitted dress length, a scoop neckline, different sleeve lengths and and flared dress or tunic.
And then we decided to add plus sizes too! I've been wanting to add more sizes to lots of my patterns, so this was a good start, and testing this pattern was one of the smoothest tests I've ever had, much to my surprise. After all, with all the options and all the sizes, this took for-evah to draft and write.
And now I'm going to let you in on a little secret in the whole leggings as pants debate. 1)I come down on the side of wear what you feel good in, you're not obligated to dress to please or protect anyone besides yourself 2)That being said, see through fabric as pants is probably not the look most people are going for 3)These are the best leggings (affiliate link) that no one's ever told you about.
Why have you never heard of them? Because technically they're breeches, made for horseback riding. So they don't come up in searches for leggings and they're not carried at your favorite fashion retailer. But also because of that they have sturdy (not see through) fabric, reinforced seams, cool knee patches, non roll elastic waist - and it's a woven plush elastic, so it also doesn't get itchy - and elastic cuffs to keep the ankles from riding up. I've had this pair for almost 10 years, and I just now got a hole along the seamline of one of the knee patches. Oh, and I wear them for riding as well as fashion, so they've been put through their paces! Devon Aire also sells fleece lined versions (affiliate link) if it gets really cold where you are.
I am seriously excited to start seeing what people make with this pattern!
Get your copy of the Denver pattern below. This digital sewing pattern comes in bust sizes 31"-53" (79-135cm)