The Sylvie Dress Coming Tuesday!

May 20, 2015

YES! Mark your calendars for 8am Pacific Time Tuesday, May 26 for my new pattern! I cannot wait to get her out into the world! Stay tuned for a whole lot more....!!!

How to Speak Fluent Sewing Book Trailer

May 14, 2015

Hi from Quilt Market! I just had my first Schoolhouse presentation where I showed my newest book, How to Speak Fluent Sewing, to a room of shop buyers. I made a little video to go with it and thought you all not at market might like to see it! I hope you enjoy it!

Visit Me at Quilt Market!

May 6, 2015

Are you a buyer, shop owner, or fabric designer that will be at next week's Quilt Market in Minneapolis? If so, please come to see me!

C&T, the lovely publishers of my newest book, How to Speak Fluent Sewing, arranged for me to give a Schoolhouse Presentation (where they will be giving away some copies of the book) as well as a book signing! All the details are below, so please come and say hi and get yourself copy of the book! Hope to see you there!

Schoolhouse Presentation
Thursday, May 14
(Note: I am sharing the time with Heidi Staples)
Conference Room 211B

Book Signing
Saturday, May 16
C&T Booth 1440

REMINDER: PDF Sale Ends Tomorrow!

May 2, 2015

In case you forgot to pick up a PDF pattern during my sale this week, remember that the 25% off sale ends tomorrow! So hop to it and download yourself something new to make this summer!

Huge thanks to everyone that already picked up a pattern! So many new dresses!!!

Chelsea Dress and Derby Dress Patterns Now Available as PDF - and All PDF Patterns on SALE!

April 28, 2015

I am so excited that my entire catalog of patterns are now available as PDF patterns! My first two patterns, the Chelsea Dress and the Derby Dress, have just been released as PDF print-at-home patterns, so that finishes the whole group!

And to celebrate, all my PDF patterns - which now includes ALL my patterns - are 25% OFF through end of day Sunday! That includes my popular Marianne Dress and Emery Dress patterns too!

If you were exposed to my brand with the launch of the Emery Dress or the Marianne Dress pattern, you might not be as familiar with the Chelsea and Derby patterns, so let me introduce them to you!

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The Derby Dress

The Derby Dress is a fun swingy a-line sundress. Both versions pull on, feature princess seams in the front, and have four panels in the back.

View A has a contrast Peter Pan collar and a gathered ruffle at the hem that hits above the knee.

View B has a bias-cut gathered ruffle at the neck, a tie belt at the waist, and hits just above the knee.

The Chelsea Dress

The Chelsea Dress is a sweet and modern baby doll dress. Both versions pull on, feature raglan sleeves, and dress that gathers into the upper yoke.

View A has a contrast yoke, Peter Pan collar with a 3-button closure, short sleeves, and hits above the knee.

View B has a V-neck collar with bias cut bow, 3/4 length sleeves, and band at the hem that hits at the knee.

Like all my patterns, both the Derby Dress and Chelsea Dress patterns are sized from 0–18 and all sizes are included in the PDF file. Both of these patterns have a difficulty rating of "two spools" which is perfect for an advanced beginner sewer!

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PDF patterns are a huge source of debate - some people love them, some people loathe them - but everyone can agree that there is instant gratification involved with a PDF pattern, making it a great choice for someone that doesn't want to wait for a printed version to be mailed to them. 

It's a lovely choice for people that are far away, as shipping to Europe, Asia, and down under can take weeks to arrive. As a PDF pattern, it arrives instantly in your email in box, so not only are PDF patterns cheaper to buy, there is no downtime, and *bonus* there are no shipping costs either! 

If you are not a fan of PDF patterns, never fear, I will continue to print my printed versions for as long as I can see. I know some companies have gone back and forth on this, but until my catalog is huge and I have a real storage issue, patterns will always be available printed. That is my first love, and it's important to me to keep them in a print format.

I hope you love sewing these dresses up and adding them to your spring and summer wardrobe. They are perfect for the upcoming warm months and can easily go from a casual picnic to a springtime wedding. And of course, if you make them up, remember to share them on Instagram with the hashtags #DerbyDress #ChelseaDress and my tags, #ChristineHaynesPatterns or #ChristineHaynes. This way I will see it and everyone else making the same dresses will see yours too! It's not very active, but there is also a Christine Haynes Patterns Flickr group, if you still have an account over there!

Thanks as always for everyone's support and I can't wait to see what you make!

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*sale fine print - Sale runs through Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:59pm Pacific Time. Discount on new orders only. Thanks!*