Hummingbird Separates - 4 distinct and interchangeable styles inspired by vintage and modern couture, and translated into wearable separates:
Knit Top with horseshoe neckline, cap or elbow length sleeves and a seamles four-leaf-clover-shaped peplum. Optional mid-century sewing challenge: dickey and bias cuffs from woven shirting fabric.
Woven Skirt with no-gape panel pockets, back zipper and simple bound waistline (~1" below natural waist). Optional back tailfeather flounce.
Fabric: (See Back Envelope for 60" 152cm wide Requirements)
Skirt is suitable for a wide range of woven fabrics- Orange View skirt is shorter and simpler, a workhorse wardrobe staple in denims, corduroy, canvases or twill. Pink View Skirt is a little fancier and suitable for non-bulky bottom weight fabrics with some drape.
Peplum Top is suited to a wide range of jersey fabrics with moderate stretch. View Green - light to medium weight jerseys or t-shirting type fabric. View Blue medium to heavy weight jerseys. Fabric requirements for the Top are calibrated and tested for a maximum 24" Front Waist length, shorter waists will require less fabric.
Sizing: (See Back Envelope)
Choose the Hummingbird Top by nearest full bust measurement. If a closer fit is preferred, go down a size. Go up a size for a more relaxed fit. Top is calibrated for 0" ease at the full bust.
Choose the Hummingbird Skirt by nearest full hip measurement. 2.5"-3" ease is built into the skirt, which is designed for size and ease customization at the side seams. Fit-check guidelines included in pattern.
Waist customization printed on pattern for both Top and Skirt for 20 waist measurements.
Cake Patterns sewing instructions are different- focused on providing a clear and stress-free sewing experience with detailed diagrams for visual learners. Sewingcake.com is the online companion to the pattern, with printed links to tutorials to simplify the sewing for less experienced sewists.
More experienced sewists will appreciate the easy-to-skim instructions format including a Construction Overview and technique symbols!
This is a paper sewing pattern, printed on translucent pattern paper that's a little heftier than printer paper. Pattern comes neatly folded in a sturdy envelope with full instructions.