Hello all, and Happy Humpday! We write to you today humbly asking for your help - now that Kim is safely in the arms of the printers and we're sat here twiddling our thumbs with nothing to do getting stuck right into a new batch of future patterns, we have suddenly found ourselves at a standstill...
So. As it stands we have three new gals waiting in the wings... The designs have been sampled, finalised and graded. But we can't decide which pattern to finish up and release first! Unfortunately, we can't throw caution to the wind and print all three in one fell swoop due to the terrifying upfront costs associated with creating a product. And, in the interest of getting the most out of our lovely pattern testers, and giving each design the spotlight we feel they deserve, we do like to stagger each pattern's release. So seeing as we're having such trouble playing favourites, we thought we'd turn to the keen and critical eyes of our trusty board of advisers - you guys!
The process is simple - below you will find a technical sketch and description of each design, followed by a little box allowing you to vote for the pattern you'd like to see released first. Without further ado, let the games begin...
The Sophia Dress
Inspired by filmmaker, and old-time pal of Charlotte's, Sophia Goulandris, the Sophia Dress features a closely fitted bodice with uniquely angled darts and armholes, and an optional wide sailor collar. Skirt variations include a hip-skimming straight midi skirt with a sexy centre front split and darts to mirror those on the bodice, or a forever feminine full skirt with bias cut godet panels.
The Zeena Dress
Heard that name before?? I'm sure lots of you will already be familiar with Zeena Shah and her bright and happy Scandinavian inspired textiles and homewares, or have even attended one of her delightful screen printing workshops. The Zeena Dress finds her inspiration in the dreamy luxe dresses of the 70s with her billowing raglan sleeves, plunging yoked neckline and floor-sweeping pleated skirt. Zeena also includes a second, simpler A-line skirt option and a shorter turned up sleeve.
The Orsola Dress
Named after and inspired by my wonderous and beautiful Mum, and sustainable fashion pioneer, Orsola is a deceptively simple dress with super clean lines. An elegantly fitted sheath dress with a contemporary scallop to the hem, this dress's alternative variation features a modern twist on the classic wrap dress plus no fiddly fastenings!
Time to cast your vote!