Dec 092013

I am so excited to finally be launching Spearmint! This is our last pattern of the year, and has been such a fun project. Spearmint is perfect for this time of year!

Lolita Patterns | Spearmint Envelope Front Spearmint line drawing

Spearmint is a beautiful coat with a romantic lolita twist. Spearmint is a stunning option when fashionable outwear is needed. A gorgeous oversized flounce collar cascades around the neck while one statement button holds the coat closed. The coat is fully lined with princess seams that provide shaping and in seam pockets to keep your hands warm. View A is designed to hit at the knee. View B is a longer winter version and hems at mid calf.

This coat works best as a transitional/topcoat. I wear it over dresses for a night out or over a blouse. If you want to wear layers to add warmth for very cold weather, you will definitely want to size up as this is designed as a topcoat. We will make sure and cover all that during the sew-along. This coat is perfect for the weather right now, and will be great to transition into Spring.

Lolita Patterns | Leila's Spearmint

Leila’s Zebra Print View B

Spearmint is available now for pre-sale!  The physical pattern will ship one week from today, on Monday, December 16th, 2013. This is the same day that the PDF version will be available. For this week, while Spearmint is on pre-sale, it will be 15% off the regular price. After the pre-sale is over, the only way to save on Spearmint is to get it as part of the Limited Edition Three Pack Set for the holidays.

Lolita Patterns | Limited Edition Three Pack Set

The Three Pack Set has the physical versions of Sugar Plum, Gunmetal, and Spearmint bundled together for $52 which is more than 15% off the full price!  This deal is only around for the holidays so snap it up quick.

Lolita Patterns | Leila's Spearmint

Both views of Spearmint require 1 1/4 yard of fusible hair canvas. Fusible hair canvas can sometimes be difficult to source so we have provided the fusible hair canvas at a great price so you can get what you need in one order.  The hair canvas is sold here if you want to grab some for your Spearmint!

Lolita Patterns | Leila's Spearmint

Let’s talk details!  The sew-along will begin on Monday, February 3rd, 2014. We will cover every question you might have about making this coat. Spearmint uses an awesome technique to bag the lining completely by machine. No hand sewing required! Every step will be covered in detail with plenty of photos. We will even have a video to show you for better clarity!  This is an excellent pattern to use if you have never sewn a coat before. The factory style finish means the entire coat it sewn only by machine. You can use this technique on future lined garments for a great, quick finish.

Lolita Patterns | Leila's Spearmint

close-up of flounce collar

We had some wonderful testers who really helped perfect and refine the pattern before it went to print. You will see their versions popping up around the web during the next week. This coat looks truly fantastic on every single tester. It isn’t often you see something that really looks great on everyone who wears it but I swear this pattern does!

Lolita Patterns | Leila's Spearmint

These last three patterns were released quickly, with one right after the other. Now that these three are out, we will be changing back to a more regular (i.e. sane) pace. We have some gorgeous patterns planned for the new year. Things work so far ahead of schedule–we already have a pattern being released next August being drafted right now!

A quick summary: Spearmint is beautiful and available for pre-sale now at 15% off! This sale price only lasts until next Monday when the patterns ship.

amity bow | Lolita Patterns

  7 Responses to “Debuting Spearmint!”

  1. It’s BEE-you-tiful! I can’t wait to see the final pictures from the testers!

  2. Very pretty. I can see this coat being nice for fall in my area. I want to a make a steampunk-y version on view B!

  3. ooooohhh, aaaaah, I may need to make the longer version of this.

  4. […] only, you can get 15% off Spearmint, since it’s in pre-sale mode right now! Check out the Spearmint release post Amity put up, too! I’m gonna go enjoy me some more coat […]

  5. […] Back in October, I was a pattern tester for Lolita Patterns and got to test the pattern for the new Spearmint coat. […]

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