Lonsdale Dress Patterns: Now In Stock!

It’s here! The Lonsdale Dress pattern is finally in stock!

Click here to visit the store. To everyone that pre-ordered the pattern, thanks again for your support! This was by far the most successful pre-sale yet – selling so many patterns, I could barely fit them into my car!

I shipped all of the advance orders out this weekend, and sent email confirmations to everyone. (If you placed a pre-order and didn’t get an email confirmation, let me know!)

Will we have a Sew-Along? You bet! More details to follow this week.

Thanks again for all your support! It’s Mr Sewaholic’s birthday today, and I worked all weekend so I could take today off and spend it with him. I’ll be back to work tomorrow, with plenty of catching up to do!

Have an awesome day and if you wanted to pick up a copy of the Lonsdale dress, click here to visit the store!

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21 Responses to Lonsdale Dress Patterns: Now In Stock!

  1. Alexandra July 11, 2011 at 6:17 am #

    Thanks so much for the confirmation email you sent out to me at the weekend! I’d had the most horrible week of my life, and although it was only a small thing, having that email to let me know the pattern was on its way gave me something to look forward to!

    Hope you have a wonderful day with Mr Sewaholic!

  2. TanitIsis July 11, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    Oh, yay! (And I found my confirmation email, it went to a different address than I was expecting, silly me!)

    I was totally fantasizing about making this dress yesterday…

  3. Tasha July 11, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    Argh argh! i still am not sure I could pull off this style but I’m getting more tempted each time I see you (or someone else) talk about it.

    Btw I’m currently sewing a Pendrell, yay! :)

  4. Tabatha Tweedie July 11, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    Yay! Bought my fabric and just ordered the pattern. Happy birthday to Mr Sewaholic!

  5. saadia July 11, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    didn’t receive a confirmation email yet.Love the new one you made !!

  6. Forrest July 11, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    Exciting! Can’t wait to get mine! Congrats on your success!

  7. Alessa July 11, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    I’m eagerly awaiting my Lonsdale Dress and the Pendrell Blouse! :)
    Have fun celebrating Mr. Sewaholic’s birthday!

  8. Sewing Princess July 11, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Thanks for sending me the confirmation email…I am officially joining the “eagerly waiting” group. and I am definitely joining the sew along!

    Enjoy the birthday celebrations!

  9. Volute July 11, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    I was on holiday and missed the Lonsdale dress pattern pre-sale, but I have just ordered it now! (*smiling with an air of beatitude*) I am looking forward to follow the sew-along… in August, isn’t it?! Have a lovely day with your sweety!

  10. Amanda July 11, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    I love the version you sent out in the email! I’m so excited to get mine. I loooooove this pattern :) That’s great to hear the pre-sale went well!

    Happy birthday, Mr. Sewaholic!

  11. Sunni July 11, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Sewaholic! How fun! And what excitement! I can hardly wait for the patterns to arrive on my doorstep! Congrats on an excellent presale!

  12. Sarah Allen July 11, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    I haven’t taken a really good look at this pattern from your store, but the top of the dress, the bodice, looks a lot like one I made from a recent vintage repo pattern. Maybe you’ve answered this question before, but how do you come up with your ideas for your patterns??

  13. Sarah Allen July 11, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Nope, I was wrong. While it has similar elements, it’s not the same. I took a look at some of your older blog posts for this dress, I’ve been away from blogger for about 2 months now. . . and this dress is gorgeous. Maybe this isn’t the right place to post theses questions, but I have two:

    1. Did you wear a bra with this dress?
    2. Does this dress look flattering on larger sized women, and/or women with broader shoulders?

  14. Vicki Kate July 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Oh Wow!
    I LOVE the version in your newsletter! That is such a gorgeous fabric – can’t wait for my patterns to arrive (the crescent is also on its way!) Thank you for the email over the weekend. Silly happy dance happened when I opened it!

  15. Sofia July 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    @Sarah Allen: I can answer the broad shoulders question – I have extremely broad shoulders, I usually have to add to my patterns in order to get things to fit. I’m really self-conscious about wearing anything strapless or halter because of it. I’ve tried this on and it’s actually quite flattering. The way the halter lies on my neck doesn’t totally make my shoulders look huge and wide, and the fact the straps are normal straps in the back visually makes my shoulders look less wide. So somehow, magically, this dress is something I feel good in and flatters my shoulders.

  16. Lucy July 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Hooray! Hopefully Canada Post and New Zealand Post play nice together…they don’t always seem to, things can take aaaages, and I have Lonsdale AND Crescent fabric that’s patiently waiting to be cut.

    So excited for the sewalong!

  17. aleah July 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    It also made my day when I got the confirmation email! I love the brown paisley version that is pictured in the store slideshow and in the email – what kind of fabric is that? I’m still trying to decide what type of fabric I want to use…

  18. raqskie July 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Hi Tasia,
    I haven’t received my email confirmation of purchase yet. Congratulations this pattern looks fantastic and I can’t wait to make it.

  19. Annabelle July 11, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    Is it August first yet? I can’t wait to be a part of this sew along. And I love the version of the dress that you had with the recent email – what type of fabric did you use?

  20. Stacey July 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Hi Tasia,

    I recieved my confirmation email and can’t wait for the sew-along! Thanks!
    Happy Birthday to Mr. Sewaholic!


  21. Tasia July 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Hey, everyone! The fabric I used in the brown version is a cotton sateen, very lightweight and drapey! It’s a vintage fabric I picked up on Etsy. I’d be cautious with regular cotton sateens as they can get very heavy and bulky.

    @Sarah Allen: Hi Sarah! How I come up with ideas for patterns is a great question, and probably needs a longer explanation that I can fit into the comment box. While there are going to be plenty of similar, halter styles out there, I haven’t seen any that also have adjustable back straps and a bow tie! I wanted to keep the design flexible and easy to wear, but still keep the flattering look of a halter neckline.
    let me answer your questions as well:
    1. I’m not wearing a bra in these brown dress photos, but I am in the black dress photos. A strapless or bandeau-style bra would work with this dress!
    2. Broader shoulders would look great in this dress, it all comes down to personal tastes. I agree with what @Sofia: said about how the back straps make her back appear less wide, than if it was a traditional halter-style with an open back.

    If you like the pattern but aren’t sure it’s for you, wait until the sew-along is over and you can see other versions of the dress on different bodies!