This morning, I am happy to introduce to you Esme, the covergirl for Cake Pattern’s second release: Pavlova Wrap Top and Skirt. Pavlova Separates.
The second release from Cake Patterns is nearing printing time! You can see the envelope cover, envelope back and read just the sewing facts at the Pavlova Wrap Top & Skirt Etsy listing.
Production is set to go to print in early January, when I’ll be running the Tiramisu 30 Minute A Day Sewalong. I want to focus on developing the classroom aspect of sewingcake.com at that time, so we’ll have the Pavlova Pre-Sale and Circus now rather than then.
“Ballet style wrap top in jersey ties at the natural waist while the back tucks into the skirt as a ‘muffin cover.’ The top is cut all in one piece with the sleeves, which may be cut longer or shorter.
The four-piece circle skirt makes optimal use of fabric, zips up the back and features a pintucked patch pocket. A strong, simple, neat double binding finishes the waist edge of the skirt.”
Choose the Pavlova skirt according to waist measurement.
Choose the Pavlova wrap top according to full bust. Bicep and waist height measurements printed on pattern.
30”-50” / 76.2cm-127cm : Full Bust
25”-50” / 63.5cm-127cm : Waist
You may recognize Esme. She was the “back” view girl on Tiramisu, which featured Penelope.
Esme has a great story of her own, and during the Circus I’ll
share her story with you. Mikhaela
and I worked happily over the past week on a special “Esme” project for Xmas.
Meanwhile, consider the Pavlova Circus and Pre-Sale open! Go check out the Pavlova Circus Information Desk- I’ll update the gallery on that page with each Act and Side Show in the Circus. The information desk will keep everything in one place.
The Pavlova Circus Pinterest board serves the same purpose. It’s easy to re-pin something to read later. So very, very easy.
Watch the details unfold this week on 3 Hours Past with posts about:
- Pattern Lore Behind the Wrap Top (And “Muffin Cover,” explained)
- Skirt in Stretch or Woven (And Fabric Efficiency)
- The Pavlova Discussion (edible Pavlova toppings and also tissue vs. paper pattern poll)
- Esme, Petit Four on a silver Cake stand
For your first good look at my strawberry linen Pavlova Wrap Top, I offer you a mobility test gallery. I played with the photo settings in most of the photos to best showcase the drape of both fabrics.
I also added a few photos of a drapey wool winter version of Pavlova. If you click one, a slideshow should come up…
The strawberry linen jersey wrap top is soft and drapey. I wash it with like colors in a warm wash (sometimes hot) and line dry. It’s loose and flowy, great for summer. We’ll talk about winter options a little later in the Circus.
The ivory merino version is the same size, same construction, but made in a dense and fine merino wool. A lovely winter blouse. More on that later…
The Pavlova Circle skirt here is made of a lightweight corded cotton canvas with a horsehair hem and an invisible zipper closure. In some photos, the skirt is longer than others to show that slight length variations make a big difference. Keep an eye out for that later this week when I focus on Skirts.
I included a few photos of the gray sample I made from plushy windowpane check wool. I showed you the construction process a few weeks ago with my Semi- Couture Hem Finish.