Do you ever find yourself admiring your child's beautiful handmade clothing and wishing you had something similar? Well, you are in luck!
We are so pleased to announce the release of the Driftwood Blouse and Dress for adults. Breezy and flowing, the fit is easy but refined. Dressed up or down, we hope you will love sewing and wearing the Driftwood.
The Driftwood is a loose-fitting, flowing blouse or dress with a raglan sleeve that is perfect sewn with soft, drapey fabric. The pattern offers a number of options for sleeve length and finish, neckline finish, and of course blouse or dress length. Combine the options to create many different looks with this versatile pattern.
The gathered neckline of the Driftwood features a pretty keyhole detail with a teardrop or V shape, and your choice of ties or a button and elastic loop closure.
Choose between short or long sleeves finished with elastic or a cuff. The short sleeve length is perfect for hot weather or for layering under a cardigan. Long sleeves make the blouse versatile for cooler weather, but also work well for protecting skin from the strong summer sun.
The dress option features a comfortable elastic waist, optional inseam pockets, and a knee-length skirt with just the right amount of swish.
The A-Line Driftwood dress is a "hack" of the original dress, featuring a slightly flared silhouette and an optional belt and belt loops. The pattern pieces are available free, and the tutorial is on the blog here: How to Make an Adult A-Line Driftwood Dress.
Would you like to add a button front to your Driftwood? The adaptive Button Front Add-On is available, with pattern pieces and a tutorial for adding a button band to the blouse, and dress. We love how the button front gives the Driftwood a completely different look, and it is also perfect for nursing parents.
The Driftwood Blouse + Dress is a layered PDF pattern that allows you to select and print just the size you need (if you've never used a PDF pattern, the How to Use a PDF Pattern blog post is a great place to start).
The Driftwood for adults includes a range of sizes with instructions for blending sizes for a custom fit. A detailed tutorial provides clear step-by-step photographs as well as helpful video clips to guide you while you sew your blouse or dress.
We hope you enjoy sewing the Driftwood and look forward to seeing all of your lovely creations! Join us in the Twig + Tale Facebook group to ask questions, look for inspiration, and of course to share photos of your projects.
The Twig + Tale Blog is home to a number of simple tutorials that allow you to modify your Driftwood and achieve even more looks with this versatile pattern. Read more about the Driftwood Blouse and Dress here:
- How to Make an Adult A-Line Driftwood Dress
- How to Make an Adult Driftwood Maxi Dress
- How to Make a Button Cuff for your Driftwood
- How to Make a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) for your Driftwood
- How to Make a Flounce Sleeve For your Driftwood
- How to Make a Ruffle Elastic Cuff for your Driftwood
- How to Make a Knit Driftwood Blouse
~ Lovely images by Melissa O'Keefe, Justine Stroeh, Jocelyn Buggie, Amy Myers, Christing Keating, Angela Schade, Gabrielle McCarthy, Temeaka Tate, Lorna Parka ~