After working so hard on this pattern, we’re glad to finally reveal it: this is one we’re particularly proud of! For this pattern we imagined 3 very different variations. Even more, all these variations can be combined, for a total of 6 garments in 1!
After the release of our book Dressed, we wanted to balance out the basic patterns with a more advanced one, that would help you learn new techniques and enjoy the process as much as the finished product. This one’s a real treat if you like a challenge!
Passiflore is a double-breasted coat-dress with a tailor collar, which can be made into a maxi dress, a knee-length dress, a shirt, or even a light jacket! For each length, you can also choose between short sleeves with wide cuffs or long sleeves with buttoned cuffs 🙂
Given the current situation we have chosen to release Passiflore in PDF format only, but don’t worry! A paper version will be released when our printers can reopen safely.
You fell for the Passiflore dress, but you’d rather own a paper pattern than PDF? Until the stay-at-home order ends and our patterns are back in store, buying the PDF version of Passiflore will give you a discount code that will let you deduct the cost of the PDF from the paper pattern when it’s back in stock!
For Passiflore, we went back to the romantic and feminine roots of Deer and Doe and added a touch of modernity. The tailor collar and double-breasted closure, both central features of coat-dresses, are refreshed by a more relaxed fit in the waist and sleeves.
Depending of fabric choice, Passiflore can look pretty structured or full-on flowy and romantic. Each variation can also be worn as a jacket, which makes this pattern even more versatile!
Feel free to let your imagination run wild and mix and match versions to fit your style: 80s short-sleeve shirt, 40s knee-length dress with long sleeves, 70s maxi dress, 90s duster… So many possibilities!
Passiflore is a level 4 pattern (advanced): it has a few delicate steps, for instance sewing the collar and the facing. It’s a pretty long project, but taken one step at a time it would be well within an intermediate sewist’s capabilities: the perfect occasion to set yourself a new challenge!
Without being as technically complex as a coat such as Opium, Passiflore is a statement piece that you will be proud to finish and to wear!
We hope you will enjoy this new pattern. We also want to express our thanks to the whole Rascol team, who graciously sent us fabric for the samples!