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Greetings from Petite Plus Patterns!


Summer in Sointula

bald eagle residentHere's one of our resident bald eagles hanging out at dockside. 

Summer time here in the Northern Gulf Islands is cool and breezy. People have lots of family and friends visiting for weekends. They love to come to Sointula and take a break from the big city hubub. 

I've often thought that Sointula would be a terrific place to offer a sewing retreat - especially nice for menopausal women who would truly appreciate the cool temperatures! 

If a sewing / fitting retreat in this northern community interests you, please drop us line

Where is Sointula?

A Fresh Take on Classic Pieces

Here’s a fresh combo for summer.

We used #108 Yoked Blouse and #604 Capri Pant.

Both pieces are made in rayon which is soft, fluid and breathable for summer. 

The Yoked Blouse can be worn winter or summer - just change the fabric. We showed it to you earlier this year in a worsted wool plaid. In this photo it's made in a cool, smooth rayon print. 

The Capri Pant features front darts, a fly-front closure, partial waist elastic,  pockets and a cute little vent over the back calf. Those who need to do seat adjustments will appreciate the handy seam down the back leg. 

The washable rayon comes to us courtesy of Island’s Fabrics. They specialize in Hawaiian prints and are located in Los Angeles. If you don't live anywhere near them, you can also shop their online store at


Want a Short Sleeve?

free pattern extenderMany of you asked if you can shorten the two-piece sleeve found in some of our top patterns. 

There is now a Pattern Extender that gives you a short sleeve pattern which will fit
#108 Yoked Blouse
Perfect Plus Blouse & Jacket, and
#203 Wrap Jacket/Blouse.

To get this FREE pattern go to the Pattern Extenders Page and download the pdf file.

You will have 6 letter size pages to print off. Each page is numbered and has hash marks so that you can accurately tape them together and cut out your short sleeve.

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Enjoy your summer!

Kathleen, Dan, Betty and Sue

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