Springtime has arrived, and our Spring 2022 issue brings a new season of sewing, smocking, appliqué, and embroidery to life! The cover features Anna Scott, a beautiful heirloom dress designed by Connie Palmer. The pattern envelope includes the Anna Scott dress and slip patterns, as well as a boy’s dress shirt pattern designed by Trisha Smith. Let’s take a closer look:
Designed by Connie Palmer, the Anna Scott Dress is the epitome of spring sewing! Connie began with a delicate monogram in the center. From there she added pintucks, lace, and entredeux in vertical rows culminating in a dropped curve bodice. The coordinating slip repeats the same curve as the dress. Hemlines provide the perfect place to add fancy bands of various laces, insertions, and embroideries. The lovely tiny pintucks are repeated on the sleeves. The horizontal lace on the sleeve continues the pattern used in the bodice. Connie’s expertise in design is showcased in this fabulous ensemble. Every technique used by Connie adds to the intrigue of Anna Scott. The dress and slip patterns are included in the issue’s pattern envelope in sizes 12M–6. A limited number of kits are also available!
Trisha Smith has designed a fabulous shirt for a young man that considers himself too old for handmade garments. When he is ready for clothes like Dad’s, this is the pattern! Shirtmaking is all about precision and details. When you are sewing this, pay attention to the pleats and tucks. The back pleat gives fullness while maintaining ease of wear. Use your iron to press seams as you go, and clip the curve of the collar and cuffs to give a sharp, clean edge. Your attention to the details will give you the professional look you want for this handsome shirt. The pattern is included in the issue’s pattern envelope in sizes 2–8.
In addition to these patterns, this issue includes many more spring sewing projects you will love. Explore the creativity of spring sewing with this colorful and inspiring issue.