The poll is all wrapped up, and the votes have been counted! Read on to see which patterns our curvy sewing community chose as its favorite patterns of 2015!
Favorite Cardigan Pattern: Colette Seamwork Oslo (WINNER)
Cozy and comfortable with a relaxed, but not oversized style, Colette’s Seamwork Oslo cardigan won this category with 41% of the vote. This pattern has been popular with our readers since its release and makes regular appearances in our monthly Flickr roundup posts. With sizing up to a 3X (54″ or 137cm bust), it’s no surprise that this pattern is a favorite of curvy sewists.
Favorite Cardigan Pattern: Muse Jenna (RUNNER-UP)
Also quite popular among our readership is the Muse Jenna cardigan. With its vintage-inspired design and bust-friendly shoulder yoke-and-ruching design, the Muse Jenna took second place with 25% of the vote in the cardigan category. The Muse Jenna is available in sizes up to a 48″ or 122cm bust.
Favorite Knit Dress Pattern: Cashmerette Appleton (WINNER)
Released only a few months ago, the Appleton dress from CSC Editor Jenny of Cashmerette has already taken the curvy sewing community by storm. With its innovative drafting for larger cup sizes and no-gape front bands, the Appleton won the Favorite Knit Dress category with 37% of the vote.
Cashmerette Appleton dresses sewn and modeled by Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow and CSC reader Libby
Favorite Knit Dress Pattern: HotPatterns Cote D’Azur (RUNNER-UP)
Released several years ago, HotPatterns’ Cote D’Azur Top, Tunic, and Dress is one of those patterns that seems to look good on everyone who makes it. The Cote D’Azur dress came in second in this category with 29% of the vote.
HotPatterns Cote d’Azur dress sewn and modeled by Michelle of HappilyCaffeinated.
Favorite Woven Dress Pattern: McCall’s M6696 Shirtdress (WINNER)
In a vote that I’m sure surprises absolutely no regular readers of the CSC, McCall’s M6696 shirtdress (aka “Mary’s shirtdress) won as favorite woven dress pattern with 35% of the vote. Lovely versions of this pattern show up in our monthly flickr roundup nearly ever month. With multi-cup pattern pieces and numerous design options, this pattern is a workhorse in many readers (and editors’) pattern arsenal.
Favorite Woven Dress Pattern: True Bias Southport Dress (RUNNER-UP)
This past summer, it seemed like everyone was sewing a True Bias Southport dress. With options for a maxi- or knee-length dress, button-up bodice, and elastic waist, the Southport is a no-brainer for a cool and breezy summer dress. The Southport just nearly missed winning this category, but instead took the runner-up spot with 33% of the vote.
Favorite Knit Top Pattern: HotPatterns Shirt-tail Tees (WINNER)
If you participate in HotPatterns Facebook group, you’d know that their Fast & Fabulous Shirt-tail tee was immensely popular there this past summer. With a relaxed fit, scoop neck, and curved hem, this pattern is a quick and fun sew for warm weather and won its category with 45% of the vote.
HotPatterns Shirt-Tail T sewn and modeled by Donna of DucknDam.
Favorite Knit Top Pattern: Sewaholic Renfrew Top (RUNNER-UP)
The Sewaholic Renfrew top is an established Tried-N-True (TNT) pattern for many CSC readers. One of the earlier releases from Sewaholic, the Renfrew maintains its popularity with its predictable fit and its variety of sleeve and neckline options. The Renfrew took second place in the Favorite Knit Top category with 28% of the vote.
Favorite Woven Top Pattern: HotPatterns Woven Tee (WINNER)
Woven t-shirt patterns and shift dresses have been quite popular in the online sewing community for the past few years. The HotPatterns Woven Tee and Dress, however, is one of the few patterns of that genre that offers a wide size range (up to a 54″/137cm bust), option of making a shift dress or a woven tee, shaping from bust darts, and larger cup sizes in the larger part of the pattern range. The HP Woven Tee won “Favorite Woven Top Pattern” with 45% of the vote.
HotPatterns Woven Tee sewn and modeled by Michelle of Happily Caffeinated.
Favorite Woven Top Pattern: Sewaholic Oakridge Blouse (RUNNER-UP)
Many curvy sewists rejoiced earlier this year when Sewaholic Patterns extended its size range up to a size 20, but also released two semi-fitted blouse patterns (the Granville and the Oakridge) drafted for the pear-shaped body that Sewaholic targets. The popular Oakridge blouse took second place in our poll with 32% of the vote.
Favorite Pants or Jeans Pattern: Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans (WINNER)
I’m sure that no one reading this post is surprised that the Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans handily won the “Favorite Pants or Jeans” category with 37% of the vote. I mean, this is THE pattern that got tons of sewists sewing their own jeans in the past year. Available in sizes up to a 48″/122cm hip and available in two different views, there’s a reason that everyone who makes Gingers love them.
Favorite Pants or Jeans Pattern: HotPatterns Boyfriend Jeans (RUNNER-UP)
A pattern that’s been in my to-sew queue forever is also our runner-up in the “favorite pants” category: HotPatterns Weekender Boyfriend Jeans, which received 27% of the vote. The buzz on this pattern from the HotPatterns Facebook group is that it’s a great pattern for women with a straighter hip curve (often apple shapes or those of us who carry our weight at the high hip), no matter what size you are. This differs from a lot of other jeans sewing patterns, which tend to draft for a traditional low hip. Plus, they’re just a cute and fun style to wear with flats in warmer weather!
Favorite Skirt Pattern: Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt (WINNER)
Like the Sewaholic Renfrew, the Sewaholic Hollyburn skirt has been around for a few years and has also stood the test of time, with regards to popularity. Although drafted for pear shaped women like other Sewaholic patterns, the Hollyburn continues to be popular with women of all shapes. This pattern was CSC readers’ favorite skirt pattern with 37% of the vote.
Favorite Skirt Pattern: HotPatterns Pull-on A-line Skirt (RUNNER-UP)
The HotPatterns Fast & Fabulous Pull-on A-line skirt is an easy-to-fit and easy-to-sew skirt that works on many body types and came in second place in the “Favorite Skirt” category with 35% of the vote. This pattern has been a bit of a sleeper in the online sewing community overall, but there are some fabulous made-up versions in the HotPatterns Facebook group.
I hope you found this round-up of winning patterns fun and maybe found a few new curvy patterns to add to your wishlist. Stay tuned, because in our next post, we’ll be revealing the pattern designers and patterns who were the overall winners of our poll!