It’s FINALLY happened! I know I’ve been quiet on the blog for a while… and this is why! The Chelsea Party Dress is the last of my original patterns to be up dated in the new size range and she is READY yall!
I have to admit I started my pattern business very naively. I thought that starting with a size range of 0-20 was “good enough for now” and I’d figure out the rest eventually. If I could go back and do it all over again I’d make myself hunker down and sort out the more inclusive sizing from the get-go because going back and re-grading patterns that have already been released is NOT fun y’all!
It’s crazy to me that I ever thought size 20 being the top of my range was an acceptable way to run a pattern business. I want to apologize to anyone who felt excluded or unseen by my original size range. Additionally, I want to address the fact that the new size range STILL does not accommodate all bodies. I do feel it is a step in the right direction, and I’m very proud of how far this little company has come. Also, I’m currently looking into new drafting software that makes the grading process a little more streamlined for possible future expansions.
A re-introduction to Chelsea
The Chelsea Party Dress is an empire waist, gathered + flared dress with a plunging neckline and open back. This pattern offers 2 views. View A is a shorter, flirty above-the-knee length. View B adds a panel for a beautiful, dramatic maxi length. This pattern prefers lighter weight fabrics with good drape., but more structured fabrics could work great for the bodice pieces!
Chelsea is available in a B cup for sizes 0-20, and a D cup for sizes 16-32 (note the overlap!) As usual, Amy Nicole Patterns are drafted for petites (a height of 5’4″ and under), so taller sewists will want to add length.
For more sizing info, visit my brand new Sizing page!
Let’s Celebrate with a SALE!!
To celebrate all of my patterns now being available in the more inclusive size range, I’m having my first EVER collection-wide PATTERN SALE!!!!
No coupon code needed! So don’t wait…
Oh, and I almost forgot…