We’re Doing a Yaletown Sew-Along!

Hey everyone! Just a quick post today to let you know, in case you’re wondering, that yes! I am going to be leading a Yaletown sew-along. This has got to be one of my favorite patterns yet and I am super excited to guide you through the steps to sew this blouse or dress.


The actual sewing part of the sew-along will officially begin on Monday September 8th. Between the end of August and then I’ll be covering some extras like styling inspiration, fabric, and some common pattern adjustments that you may need to do. Is there anything in particular that you are hoping I can cover? Let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to fit that in!

I’ll follow up in a couple of weeks with the official sew-along schedule and the badge in case you’d like to put it on your blog.

Can’t wait to get started!

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23 Responses to We’re Doing a Yaletown Sew-Along!

  1. Tracy July 22, 2014 at 6:56 am #

    Awesome! Looking forward to the sewalong! Can you please cover how to do a FBA? It’s always stumped me when it comes to wrap dresses/tops. Also, would it also be possible to make this pattern in a knit jersey too?

  2. Courtney July 22, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    Yep I agree with that- I tried an FBA on a wrap dress before and totally failed. I made 4 versions of that bodice and it still didn’t fit properly.

    Can’t wait to see the other new pattern!

  3. Jenny P July 22, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    Exciting! I particularly like the look of Yaletown and I haven’t made myself a wrap dress yet. I loved making my Cambie Dress last year – still the best thing I’ve ever made – and this time I’ll be a sewing at the same time as everyone else too!

  4. Linda July 22, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    So excited!!! Can you please do a small bust adjustment?

  5. Anne Shetty July 22, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Thank you so much!!! Yippeee Yay!!! Can’t wait! :-)

  6. Crafty Albumine July 22, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    I love the blouse version… Count me in!

  7. Therese July 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    I have a huge problem with all patterns. I have a VERY petite front chest measurement. My back measurement is fairly normal though. My front shoulders are small, by breasts are smaller as well. Therefore I always have a big problem with tops like the yaletown. I will need to raise the V by at least two inches so it actually fits and doesn’t gape

    Please add this kind of adjustment instructions if at all possible

    Thank you

    • Sophie-Lee July 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

      Therese why don’t you cut two different sizes for front and back. So long as the shoulder and side seam measurements match up (if the sizing makes these different, just decide which would fit you better), you could cut a much smaller size in the front than the back.

      To choose which sizes to use, perhaps measure the flat patterns and compare that to your own measurements + the recommended ease.

  8. Erika A July 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Would it be possible (or at least very difficult) to make non-flutter sleeves? They’re a little too feminine for my taste, but I definitely am digging the rest of the dress!

  9. Mariann July 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Ditto on the non-flutter sleeves. Maybe some direction on how to convert the flutter sleeve into a cap sleeve.

  10. Diane July 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Agree with the FBA! Also selecting the correct size to start from for the wrap dress (high bust? Full bust?). And last but not least…pattern grading to accommodate various size bust, waist, hip.


  11. Sarah July 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    I would also appreciate instructions on a small bust adjustment!

  12. Catholic Bibliophagist July 22, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    I’d be interested in a small bust adjustment too. And how deep is that V-neckline? Would the neckline be changed by a small bust adjustment?

  13. Ariana July 22, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    Lengthening sleeves, for those of us who hate our upper arms?

  14. Carolyn July 24, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    Agree with suggestions for a small bust adjustment! I can never wear wrap tops because the front bodice is much too full for me. it would be great to finally learn how to fix this — and start wearing wraps! Thanks Caroline – your sewalongs are always so helpful. :)

  15. Sarah July 24, 2014 at 7:26 am #

    I love this pattern and am very excited about the Sewalong! Just need to go shopping for some fabric…!

    I would appreciate instructions for lining the dress – I almost always find the nice drapey fabrics are too sheer. I plan to make a dress that I can wear to the office, so lining is a must.

    Thanks Caroline and Tasia.

  16. Aura Oriano July 24, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Since you had such success with the Saltspring knit, if you can address whether a jersey knit Yaletown is possible I’d be over the moon!

  17. Kat July 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    This is exciting!
    And I really look forward for the upcoming series of how tos and the sewalong!
    I’m really happy that you have a wrap dress pattern now :)

  18. Erma Kelso August 6, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    What is a FBA?

  19. Frances Newcombe August 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Already made mine and I love it!
    So count me in!! Finally a dress that fits my large size bust !!! YAY Love your patterns!

  20. Tara August 15, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Hey there! SO EXCITED to work on this sew-a-long! Still going to pitch a sew-a-long for an oldie but a goody because I just can’t seem to master the sucker….can you PLEASE do a sew-a-long for the amazing Cambie Dress?? Would so appreciate!

    • Caroline Amanda August 15, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      Great suggestion Tara! That is one of our most popular patterns :)