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The Calvari dress is such a versatile pattern that can be made with most shirting fabrics: from cotton poplin to linen, flannel or needlecord for winter, viscose or tencel for a version with more drape… Here are some example for you:

STRIPES & PLAID

1/ Chambray – Les Trouvailles d’Amandine

2/ Navy cotton gingham– Backstitch

3/ Lurex stripes – Henry & Henriette

Source images (from the left to the right and from the top to the bottom): Shein  /  Vogue Girl Japan  / New Chic / https://www.maisonchateigner.com/ / Fantasy Linen

 

CLASSIC SHIRT

1/ Linen off-white – Atelier Brunette

2/ Blue chambray– Backstitch

3/ White cotton poplin – Rascol

Source images (from the left to the right and from the top to the bottom): So linen  /  Vogue  / Margaret Howell / Pinterest / Pinterest

 

WINTER VERSION

1/ Dark forest flannel – Harts Fabrics

2/ Sundance plaid flannel– Stonemoutain Fabrics

3/ Chesnut needlecord – Henry & Henriette

Source images (from the left to the right and from the top to the bottom): Margaret Howell  /  Pinterest  / Toast / Burberry / Toast

 

The Calvari dress pattern is available in sizes 34 to 52, in both print and PDF.
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ZOOM IN: CALVARI

by Pauline Alice

It’s time to shine the light on the Calvari dress. It has all the characteristics of a shirt dress : a notched collar, a buttonband, shoulder yoke, breast pockets. Its simple, loose shape makes it perfect for every season. The buttonband finishes with a pleat on the front, which adds some ease as well as the back pleats below the yoke.

Like a modern uniform with the bracelet length sleeves and the notch collar, you can wear it alone as a dress or over some trousers as an oversize tunic. I imagine it perfectly worn by the seaside, at the market or gardening.

For this collection, I was inspired by workwear and Calvari reminds me of the painters’ smocks they would were not to get paint on their clothes. And because you almost always need pockets, I’ve added multiples ones on this pattern : breast pockets with flap, big patch pockets on the front and back, you’ll have enough.

I would suggest light to medium weight fabrics to make Calvari : poplin for a classic shirt look, linen, chambray or even flannel for a winter version. And like the patterns from this collection, feel free to use contrasting topstitching to highlight the collar or pockets.

Maria is wearing a size 38, made in a linen/cotton fabric (coming soon) with matching topstitching.

You can find the Calvari dress pattern in sizes 34-52 in the shop in print and PDF.
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It took more time than I thought it would but the new collection is finally here! Let’s take a look at the Albors trousers, the Maritims pullover and the Calvari dress.

I started designing these patterns when we were confined and I guess it reflects my need of horizons, fresh air and freedom. I wanted clothes I could wear outside, for all weather, that can be worn through the day for different activities, outdoors or indoors. And Rosa, the photograph, understood that perfectly, it shows in the pictures don’t you think ? Here’s a short description of the patterns :

Albors is a classic pair of trousers inspired by workwear (painter’s or carpenter’s trousers) with a wide leg and high waist. What sets it apart : the multipurpose pockets, so handy !

The Maritims pullover will be perfect for all outdoors activities : fully lined, you can pull it on easily thanks to the zipped opening and high buttoned collar.

The Calvari dress is casual but with lots of character. The shirt dress with its notched collar, buttonband and pockets is classic and ideal all year round.

I hope you liked this preview, you can find the patterns in the shop in print and PDF format: Albors, Maritims and Calvari.
See you very soon with some posts on each pattern, fabric inspirations and tutorials.
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