Let’s get to know Jenny Rushmore and Cashmerette!
We are now stocking Cashmerette Patterns and I invited Founder and Creative Director Jenny Rushmore to join us for a quick Q&A so you could find out what they are all about! Jenny is a curvy sewist based in Boston who launched Cashmerette to fill the gap in the market for home sewing patterns that fit curvy women with style!
Tell us about Cashmerette!
Cashmerette Patterns designs elegant sewing patterns for modern, curvy women. Our team works with professional pattern-makers to create fashion-forward designs, in sizes 12-28 and bust sizes C-H. Created by a plus size seamstress, Cashmerette Patterns is revolutionizing the pattern industry, proving that gorgeous, well-fitting clothes are meant for every woman. Your dress size doesn’t limit your creativity, so why should it limit your wardrobe? Wherever your sewing adventures take you, our designs will compliment both your curves and your style.
Describe the style of your garments in three words: modern, elegant, wearable
Tell us about the woman you design for:
My patterns are designed specifically with curvy women in mind! I have a really wide age range of women who I design for (from under 18 to over 75) but what unifies us is we’re looking for garments that skim and hug in the right places, and make a curvy figure look great. Cashmerette Patterns are really versatile, and can be suitable for work, weekends or evening events depending on which fabrics you choose to use.
What body shapes work best with your patterns?
My patterns come in sizes 12 – 28 US (equivalent to 16 – 32 UK) and cups C – H, so they’re aimed at curvy women with a larger bust.
What should home dressmakers know about using your patterns?
Each Cashmerette Pattern comes with comprehensive instructions, and has three cup sizes: C/D, E/F and G/H. That means you can make your size straight from the pattern, with no need for an FBA in 99% of cases! There are photographic sewalongs on my blog, along with tips and hacks – for instance, how to transform the Appleton Dress into a top, or the Concord T-Shirt into a dress.