*This pattern has been rereleased with updates, including improved packaging, a larger size range (0-24 from 0-18), improvements to pattern markings, and more detailed cutting layouts*
The Helmi pattern includes two variations with details you can mix and match! The straight-cut blouse has elements from the classic trench coat, such as the cape and sleeve straps. The rounded collar and slightly curved hem with slits add a touch of soft femininity. The more streamlined tunic variation is also straight-cut and has a simple stand-up collar, half sleeves, and a curved hem. Both variations have a discreet and elegant hidden button placket.
For both variations, choose a light weight or medium weight non-stretch shirting. Your fabric can either be drapey, such as rayon or crepe, or a bit sturdier, such as linen. If your fabric is coarse, choose a light and slippery lining fabric to line the cape with.
Materials & supplies
- Blouse: Fusible interfacing, 95 cm (1 yd)
- Blouse: Small buttons, 7 pcs
- Blouse: 3 cm (1 1/8”) D-rings, 4 pcs
- Dress: Fusible interfacing, 10 cm (1/8 yd)
- Dress: Small buttons, 6 pcs