Whether you’re just learning to sew, have the basics down, or are an experienced sewist it is the aim of Avedon to give you a foundation piece in your handmade wardrobe that you can polish and perfect as well as use as the canvas for a variety of finishes and mad hackery! All skill levels are able to create Avedon and she warmly embraces the beginning sewist. C’mon, don’t be afraid– we’ve got this!
This is gonna’ be FUN!
I yearned for a pattern that was a basic, a dang workhorse to be honest, one that was easy to make in it’s simplest form and looked good on all sizes. A skirt! That skirt also needed to be welcoming to all skill levels, even someone who chose Avedon as her first pattern. Then, this skirt pattern should be eminently hackable, would have the ability to look different and to show the individual personality and style of a sewist.
More than anything it should be FUN to sew and be a pattern we could count on again and again and again to look great and to play an important part in our handmade wardrobe, no matter what season it was.
Sugar, meet Avedon. I think she’s badass!
You can stitch Avedon in a woven fabric or a knit, the possibilities are endless and as unique as you are, she’s a pleasure to sew no matter what fabric you choose!
She’s an A-Line skirt that can sit at the waist, at the low waist, even at the hips a la 1960’s, you’ll also learn how to construct a classic waistband, insert pockets, color block, straighten the A Shape, even add other details.
Sizes 2-22 this digitally delivered file can be printed at home or at the copy shop.
The 26 page instructions are a primer in sewing the Avedon with a facing,a traditional waistband,mini, midi or maxi—- as well as in seam pockets, patch front pockets and various zipper configurations. You’ll discover helpful tips for color blocking, understitching, sewing on knits, fabric choices, buttons- snaps, hooks & eyes and grading seams.