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Curated by In the Folds

Are you ready to make clothes you will wear, love and cherish?

In the Folds offers a monthly subscription that brings together patterns, techniques and answers your specific questions, all in one place, within the In the Folds community.

Curated by ITF projects will help you learn more skills, instead of just making more clothes.

Sewing a handmade wardrobe you are proud of is about learning the skills and building on them over time. With these resources (and access to our online community group), you will build a resource and pattern library that you can refer to on your handmade journey, empowering you to sew a wardrobe that you love, one piece and one skill at a time. We are excited for you to join us.

More information about Curated by In the Folds can be found here.

Choose the right subscription for you by checking out the details below.

Skill Builder

With the Skill Builder subscription, receive first access to new projects that include new patterns, fitting resources or hack kits - resources that will help you on your sewing, pattern making and fitting journey. 

You’ll gain access to:

  • New monthly projects: You will receive your first project when you sign up and then on the first of every month, you’ll receive a new project straight to your inbox. Each project will teach you new skills and build on what we’ve been learning each month.

  • Community-centred content: Sew-alongs, tutorials and sneak peeks of upcoming patterns and projects that we’re working on for you. 

  • Access to our ITF community platform: Connect with other makers. Share ideas, inspiration and questions in our exclusive online group.

    Feel supported as you work on the same project as other makers.

  • Be part of the future vision of In the Folds: Share your opinions and answer polls discussing new designs and future content. We want to make content that you’re going to love month after month. With your support, this is how we’re going to do it!

Super Supporter

For long-time supporters of In the Folds, our Super Supporter subscription enables you to get access to all of our exclusive monthly content in the Skill Builder tier whilst supporting the creation of our free content.

Many of you have asked us how you can support us further (thank you!) and this option ensures you also get access to the patterns and community first.

You will also receive a discount code each month.

You’ll gain access to:

  • New monthly projects: You will receive your first project when you sign up and then on the first of every month, you’ll receive a new project straight to your inbox. This will teach you new skills and build on what we’ve been learning each month.

  • Community-centred content: Sew-alongs, tutorials and sneak peeks of upcoming patterns and projects that we’re working on for you. 

  • Access to our ITF community platform: Connect with other makers. Share ideas, inspiration and questions in our exclusive online group.

    Feel supported as you work on the same project as other makers.

  • Be part of the future vision of In the Folds: Share your opinions and answer polls discussing new designs and future content. We want to make content that you’re going to love month after month. With your support, this is how we’re going to do it!

  • 10% off patterns: To thank you for your support and dedication to our brand, we'd like to say thank you by offering you a 10% discount code each month that you can use on PDF and printed patterns.

Skill Sharer

You love what we do at In the Folds and you would like to share it with another maker. 

The Skill Sharer tier enables you to pay for your own subscription to the Skill Builder tier and gift one to another maker who cannot afford the subscription at the moment. 

If you’d like to sign-up to receive a gifted membership from someone in our community find more details here. 

You and another member of our community will gain access to: 

  • New monthly projects: You will receive your first project when you sign up and then on the first of every month, you’ll receive a new project straight to your inbox. This will teach you new skills and build on what we’ve been learning each month.

  • Community-centred content: Sew-alongs, tutorials and sneak peeks of upcoming patterns and projects that we’re working on for you. 

  • Access to our ITF community platform: Connect with other makers. Share ideas, inspiration and questions in our exclusive online group.

    Feel supported as you work on the same project as other makers.

  • Be part of the future vision of In the Folds: Share your opinions and answer polls discussing new designs and future content. We want to make content that you’re going to love month after month. With your support, this is how we’re going to do it!

    PLEASE NOTE: This tier allows another maker access to the subscription (which we will organise). It is not gifting to a friend. If you would prefer to gift a membership to a friend or family member, select this membership tier and provide us with their name and email address in the notes at checkout. Please be aware that at this stage, gifted memberships are a manual process (we're working on it), which means your friend or loved one will not receive the project instantly.

This Month's Project

We could all do with a bit less mind-clutter in our lives, and uniform dressing is one way to combat the daily ‘What will I wear?’ conundrum. But you don’t have to do the extreme Steve Jobs ‘black turtle-neck, jeans and trainers every single day’ to take advantage of its benefits. We want easy, not boring!

The versatile, cross-seasonal design of the Stow dress makes it a fool-proof addition to a capsule wardrobe, leaving room in your brain for more important things. For Winter, layered with a long-sleeved T, tights and boots, its cocoon-like design will have you feeling cosy and ready to get on with the day. In Summer, it's relaxed fit and effortless style makes it a simple, ‘chuck it on and get going’ option that won’t cling to all the wrong spots when the humidity hits 100%.

Garment Details

The Stow dress is a sleeveless, knee-length design, with a slight cocoon shape. A visually appealing V-neck features on both the front and back of the dress, with bust darts to create shaping.

Choose between an easy pull-over option (View A) or a centre front button placket (View B). The two views also offer a range of interchangeable finishing options and new skills to learn, including all-in-one facing or bias binding and patch or in-seam pockets.

Suggested Fabrics

The Stow dress is compatible with light to heavy-weight fabric, with the choice of fabric determining how the garment holds its shape. We recommend considering the silhouette you’re after before selecting your fabric! More structured fabrics (like heavy to mid-weight denim or corduroy) will accentuate the cocoon shape, whereas a more relaxed look can be achieved with linens, cottons or chambray.

Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here.

Notions

  • All sizes: Coordinating thread
  • Sizes A-J: View B only - 2.5m (2.8yds) x 32mm (1¼in) single-fold bias tape (if using pre-made binding, this is 12mm ( ½in))
  • Sizes G-P: View B only: 2.8m (3.1yds) x 32mm (1¼in) single-fold bias tape (if using pre-made binding, this is 12mm ( ½in))
  • All sizes: View B only - 8 x 1.2-1.5cm ( ½-⅝in) buttons


The pattern is available in both sizes A - J (drafted for a B cup sewing bust cup size) and sizes G - P (drafted for a D cup sewing bust cup size). Our size charts can be found here.

The Stow Dress is designed to be relaxed in fit. Select a size based on your high bust measurement. Check the finished garment measurements for your size before choosing to do a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA). The waist and hip also have considerable ease, so check the finished garment measurements before choosing to grade between sizes.

This pattern is drafted for a height of 170cm (5’7”). Use the LENGTHEN/SHORTEN line on the pattern to make alterations to the length.

Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here.

Pattern includes seam allowances.

Difficulty

The pattern is placed at a Level 2 on the In The Folds pattern skill scale, and has been designed for advanced beginners and beyond. Through a combination of careful drafting, beautiful finishing techniques, and the right fabric, this pattern will have you feeling very proud of both the inside and outside of your garment.

By working through this pattern you will gain confidence in:

  • Sewing for longevity and to create wardrobe staples
  • Sewing a facing using the burrito method (View A)
  • Sewing bias binding on a V neck (View B)
  • Sewing a button placket (View B)
  • Sewing pockets (patch or in-seam).

Digital product details

The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file (A0 or US 36" x 48").

SIZE A - J

Print at home pattern: 37 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for your size).

Print shop version: 3 x A0 pages.

SIZE G - P

Print at home pattern: 47 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for your size).

Print shop version: 3 x A0 pages.

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

If you have any questions please see our FAQ and Digital Product Policy.

More info

Curated by In the Folds brings you projects that empower you to become a more confident maker. Sign-up today to receive your first project (the Stow dress) and then your recurring charge will continue on the first of each month, when you receive the new month's project. Cancel your subscription or skip a month anytime.

The Stow dress is not currently available as a standalone product and is only available by signing up to Curated by ITF. It will be released as a standalone pattern in later 2023.

Pattern is available by signing up to Curated by February 28th, 2023.

Have a question?

If you have a question about Curated by ITF visit our FAQ section for more information about the subscription.

We look forward to welcoming you to the In the Folds community.

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