WOOLFORK is a wardrobe staple designed for adaptability in sewing and wearing. The design features a set-in sleeve and bust darts for a clean fit at the chest and shoulders with a flared A-line body from the underarm to the hem for ease of movement while wearing. The pattern includes fully illustrated instructions and 3 sleeve and body options that can be worked in any combination. French seams throughout the pattern make for a clean, durable finish that can be achieved on any sewing machine.
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This pattern is named for Lisa Woolfork, sewing icon and activist academic whom I first met through community organizing in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. As the creative force behind Black Women Stitch — the sewing group where Black Lives Matter — Lisa exemplifies the power of crafting as resistance, both in the solitary act of making things for yourself and in the public act of bringing one's unique creative gifts to the work of liberation. In bearing her name, I hope this pattern inspires you to find and express your truth in sewing.
10% of all proceeds from the purchase of this individual pattern are donated to Black Women Stitch.