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Curated by In the Folds

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

In the Folds is now offering 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

After a couple of months stretching our sewing muscles learning new fitting and pattern hacking skills, we thought it was time for a bit of a palate cleanser, and our new pattern, the Rennie dress, is exactly that! It may look like a fairly simple sew, but don’t be fooled - this design is full of beautiful, clean finishes that will elevate your wardrobe and your sewing skills.

The Rennie dress is a boxy style, with sleeveless or three-quarter dropped shoulder variations, and an optional tie to cinch the waist. We are confident that the Rennie dress will become a staple in your wardrobe and you’ll be reaching for it time and time again. The relaxed fit also makes it a great cross-seasonal wardrobe addition - nothing clingy or uncomfortable for warm weather, and just add layers when the weather cools down.

With the shift in focus from fit to finish, you can be sure we’ve got a bucketload of tips for how to improve your garment finishes, including French seams, mitred corners and bias binding. For our Curated members who are looking for a bit more of a muscle stretch this month, Rennie’s simplicity makes it the perfect design to hack!

Garment Details

The Rennie Dress is a boxy, relaxed fitting calf-length dress made for easy dressing. It incorporates a range of finishing techniques for a beautifully finished garment that will elevate your wardrobe and your sewing skills.

View A is sleeveless, featuring bust darts and side splits in the hem. Neck and armholes are finished with bias binding.

View B has a dropped shoulder, three-quarter length sleeves, neck facing, patch pockets and side splits in the hem. In the extended size range (drafted for a D cup sewing bust cup size) View B includes a bust dart to ensure a lovely fit.

An optional shaped belt is included in the pattern and can be used with either view to alter the silhouette.

Suggested Fabrics

The Rennie Dress is compatible with light to mid-weight fabrics with a good amount of drape such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray. For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai) or viscose (rayon). These fabrics are a little trickier to sew, so please be careful if you are a beginner.

Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here.

Notions

  • Coordinating thread

  • View A only: 2.7m (3 yds) x 32mm (1¼in) single-fold bias tape (if using pre-made binding this is 12mm (½in))

  • View B only: 0.5m (0.5yds) x light to mid-weight fusible interfacing to add structure to neck facing (optional).

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 Rennie Dress is designed to be relaxed in fit. Select a size based on your high bust measurement. There is considerable ease in the bust area of the pattern. We suggest checking the finished garment measurements for your size before choosing to do a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA).

This pattern is drafted for a height of 170cm (5’7”). Use the LENGTHEN/SHORTER 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 careful drafting and beautiful finishing techniques, 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 bias binding, sewing French seams on straight seams and curved seams (including pockets!), sewing a mitred hem, sewing a neck facing and patch pocket (View B).

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: 66 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for your size or preferred view).

Print shop version: 4 x A0 pages.

SIZE G - P

Print at home pattern: 75 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for your size or preferred view).

Print shop version: 5 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.

Thank you to the models!

Thank you to the amazing sample makers / models @studiosew_nl and @shelburyuk

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 Rennie dress pattern) 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 Rennie dress pattern is not currently available as a standalone product and is only available by signing up to Curated by ITF by August 30th, 2022. It will be released as a standalone product in 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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