Chloe and Lily and friends

Over the last couple of months, we’ve had two very interesting and passionate ladies visit the Melbourne store on a regular basis. Annie and Pauline are friends who share a background in patternmaking and they’ve both fallen madly in love with our Chloe pants and Lily dress patterns. Pauline has made two versions of Lily, one of which is pictured here above and below. The fabric is our Como Mauve Stripe – a light, soft, gauzey washed linen (there’s a very small amount left in Melbourne only). It’s the first time I’ve seen the Lily made up in a print and we love it. Pauline made some small alterations that included a centre back seam and a pocket modification.

Annie (below) did some minor grading and adjustments to the pant pattern and to say that she LOVES the fit is an understatement. She’s paired them here with a top modified from the Lily dress pattern, adding a clever sleeve slit and tie detail.

Both ladies are now eagerly anticipating the arrival of our next pattern. Stay tuned for the Mia. Not long now (no, really)…