Everyday Elegance (UPDATE) by Patterns for Pirates

Jul 13, 2017

After a few more website issues than we’d anticipated, we are happy to announce that we are officially re-releasing the Everyday Elegance, which is one of the earlier Patterns for Pirates designs out there.  AND, it’s the first official release for our “Summer of Wovens”!!

The Everyday Elegance is a fantastic beginner’s pattern, especially when you’re just getting into woven, non-stretch fabrics.  It’s meant for fabrics that have drape to them, so keep your quilting cottons for another project…because you want this to have flow.  And it’s a super forgiving silhouette, so you can pair it with skinnies or use the optional belt and pull it into your waist for a little more of an accentuate waistline.

The update includes drafting it out to our full size ranges (XXS – 3PlusX), as well as adding a ton of new features!  There are now three sleeve lengths, two hems with the dress and tunic lengths, two options for neck finishes, and an optional belt.  It also has a back yoke with a pleated back bodice that makes for some sweet little details.

Not going to lie, before I made these I thought I’d hate it without a belt on me.  But I actually really like it.  The EE is different than any top I have in my closet and it feels a little “dressier” and I’ve worn it to the office a bunch already.

This is yet another case of Judy being right and me being wrong.  Happens all the time.

With the update to the pattern, Judy added a short sleeved version.  I love it.  The little gathering at the cap of the sleeve is super sweet.  And I love the vneck opening.  No fussing with buttons or closures.  It’s pretty quick and easy to put together!

The original version of the EE was in a tunic length only.  After some heckling from her Pirate Crew, Judy lengthened the hem to a dress length as well.  I love curved hems on dresses now!  After the Favorite Tee, it’s just such a fun little, super simple feature.

My dress is made from a woven crepe fabric.  Which is seriously so bright, cheerful and very “me”.  I was actually afraid I would drown in this print but I’m glad I chose to make it.  It’s so freaking fun!  This fabric was a little on the heavier side and didn’t have quite as much drape as my top that I’d first made, so I do prefer this cutie with the belt around it.

I totally cheated and used the length in the pattern for the belt, but subbed it out for some lace trim.  It works, right?

If you’re new to apparel wovens, Judy did a live video in our Facebook group HERE where she explained a ton of woven fabrics and gave visuals of what we are talking about when we talk about drape.

And now for some links!!

Pattern: Everyday Elegance by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: “Belle” from Sincerely Rylee | “Floral Bouquet Menagerie” from Sew Vagabond

Disclosure: As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.  Purchasing from my links does not alter the pricing in any way for you, it simply helps feed my sewing, creating and blogging habits.  Thank you for your support!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Poe’s BB-8 Sweater :: FREE Lego Star Wars Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

I have been OBSESSED with making this top for myself for over a year now.  The day has finally come and I'm now moving my obsession to the finished item.  I freaking love it so much. Maybe I should fill you in on why I'm so excited about this new top of...

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

RECENT POSTS

Fabric for Pirates :: May 2022 Reveal

It's the best kind of day because it's reveal day!  The 15th of each month means I get to share what I made with my monthly fabric shipment -- and watch all of the photos roll in from all of...

May the 4th:: 2022

Happy May the 4th, friends!  Next to Halloween, I think it's safe to say that this is my favorite holiday.  I mean.....everyone celebrating Star Wars in one unified front?  Sign me up! As per my usual antics, I made a new outfit for the day.  I know, I know.  I didn't...

Fabric for Pirates :: April 2022 Reveal

Happy reveal day!  I always look forward to the mid-way point each month so we can see what everyone has made with our fabric shipment! Here's what I created with mine: a [eafl id="252959"...

A Surreal Sewing Moment :: The Sugar Maple Skirt!

It's a pattern release day at Patterns for Pirates, y'all!  And this one is EXTRA SUPER DUPER SPECIAL because the pattern is mine!  It's my first ::official:: pattern launch under the P4P name and I am full of all the feels.  ALL of them.  I'm teary eyed, shaking,...

AFFILIATES