Threadora Gowns

Half-scale dress patterns for sewing mavens who want to better their skills and dream of creating fantastical high-fashion gowns.

Britney
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$1,878
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Project Description

Create fantastical, high-fashion gowns with half-scale sewing patterns. Practise and perfect your dressmaking skills in a way that is affordable, convenient and allows for creativity.

 

If you've ever tried to make an evening gown you know full well it takes an excessive amount of time, effort and cost in materials.

Also, there is a lack of home sewing patterns teaching high-fashion designs to seamstresses serious about the craft. Ones that are available are geared to the beginner or hobby sewer. Designs are simplified and lack speciality. Threadora will offer a modern couture-inspired approach to the home sewing pattern.

 

By using a half-scale design method it reduces all aspects of the construction process by, well, half! Patterns are easier to work with, less material is used and wasted, and you have more time to spend on your creative avocation. Because it's proportional, you are still able to witness how they fabric drapes as if it were full scale. Any level of sewing skill will benefit from practising using this method.

 

Your pre-order purchase and support will help with the cost of:

  • creating the original and digital patterns
  • developing garment samples
  • hiring professionals to create stunning final dress photos
  • making the instructions, graphics, sketches etc. that are included with each pattern.
  • creating a new website with a content delivery system built-in.
  • update video software and technology to create better instructional videos.

Our goal is to release 12 patterns in batches of 3 throughout the year. Depending on the response and amount of funding we receive here we can increase that number of designs exponentially.

 

Britney King is the owner and designer of Threadora Gowns. She began her career designing custom bridal, bridesmaid dresses and evening wear. In recent years her Youtube channel on sewing, vintage and fashion has gained popularity because of her insightful instruction of dressmaking techniques.

 

THANK YOU!

Thank you for your interest in this campaign. For some makers, it's incredibly daunting to put their work out there for the world to see. Your support will be helping them gain confidence in their skill and enjoy their passion to the fullest.

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will I receive my pattern/patterns?

Our tentative launch date for the first set of patterns is January 2020. Pre-Ordering will give you early access by at least a month, so you can test, try and love the patterns before anyone else.

 

How many patterns will come out in a year?

We are planning to release patterns quarterly (every three months) with at least three dress designs per set. This schedule gives you choice and enough time to complete your dress before the next release. It will also allow us time in between to prepare the next collection.

 

Why Half-scale and not full-sized patterns we can wear?

It's simple. The purpose of these patterns is for practising your sewing technique. Half-scale will take you less time and less material while still experiencing the dressmaking steps of a full-sized dress.

 

What can I expect in terms of sewing instructions?

Each pattern will include your digital pattern, which is easy to print at home. Illustrated instructions step-by-step, and access to a video walkthrough series so you can see the process first-hand. You also will have access to a private Facebook group, acting as your 24/7 support from myself and others making the same project.

 

What do I do with the dress afterwards?

That's completely up to you! Keep it for display or reference, so when you ask yourself how did I do that fell-stitch on the lining? You'll be able to have a visual reference. You'll also have forever access to the video lesson as well. We are also planning regular contests for submitting creative photos of your final product.

Monique Casimiro
11/14/2019
The Dressmaker
$100
Asia
11/14/2019
Supporter
$10
Seablush Handbags
11/14/2019
Sew In The Mood
$40
Trudy Mooiweer
11/14/2019
Pre-Oder Purchase
$20
Lisa Mueksch
11/12/2019
Monetary Contribution
$10
Melissa Puckett
11/07/2019
Pattern Yearly Pass
$200
Alexey
11/02/2019
Monetary Contribution
$9
Sally Wang
11/01/2019
Pre-Oder Purchase
$20
Ashley
11/01/2019
Pre-Oder Purchase
$20
Debra Wertman
10/30/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

12 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Supporter

For your general support you will receive a handwritten, personal "Thank You" postcard, plus a 50% coupon to our store upon launch!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Pre-Oder Purchase
  • Early Access to One Digital Pattern of your choice.
  • Name on site as early supporter
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Magic Tote

Not gonna say this tote is magical per se, but it certainly can hold your fabric, supplies and anything else you wish to conjure up!

PLUS

  • Name on website as early supporter
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
Sew In The Mood

**Exclusive Limited Reward**

Let a breathtaking scent set the mood with a candle by Aurora Candle Co. A scent specifically chosen to suit the theme of the collection. Sew along and enjoy the experience.

Includes:

  • 8 oz. candle (candle pictured is just a representation, not actual product)
  • One digital pattern
  • Raffle entry to win one women's fashion sketching portfolio from Fashionary.
  • Name on website as early supporter
6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$45
Bits & Bobbins Bundle

Hold all your small sewing essentials in the charming accessory pouch! It's even inscribed with the Creative Energy Totem for extra good vibes. 

PLUS

  • 1 digital pattern pre-order
  • Name on website as early supporter
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Bundle Pre-Oder

Receive exclusive early access to the first Digital Pattern Bundle, which includes all 3 dress designs.

PLUS

  • Name on website as early supporter
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Pattern Yearly Pass

Receive the entire year's worth of patterns with this subscription! An amazingly creative year is in store for you!

PLUS

  • Bits & Bobbins Accessory Pouch
  • Name on website as special Passholder Supporter

 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Put a Pin On It

Includes:

  • One gilded bracelet pincushion (choice of 8 colours)
  • One digital pattern
  • Name on website as early supporter
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
The Dressmaker

You've got the passion and now choose one half-scale pattern to be graded into your full standard size. We'll help you along the way to create the dress of your dreams!

PLUS

  • Magic Tote
  • Gilded Wrist Pincushion 
  • Name on website as VIP supporter
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,500
Commission

This is an amazing opportunity to have one chosen design, in your size, made just for you by Britney (minus the cost of fabric & materials).

PLUS

  • Preview themes & designs before they are released throughout the year, until you settle on your perfect dress.
  • Name on website as VIP Dream Supporter.
  • Dress will be featured in "making of" video.
1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

12 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Supporter

For your general support you will receive a handwritten, personal "Thank You" postcard, plus a 50% coupon to our store upon launch!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
Pre-Oder Purchase
  • Early Access to One Digital Pattern of your choice.
  • Name on site as early supporter
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Magic Tote

Not gonna say this tote is magical per se, but it certainly can hold your fabric, supplies and anything else you wish to conjure up!

PLUS

  • Name on website as early supporter
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
Sew In The Mood

**Exclusive Limited Reward**

Let a breathtaking scent set the mood with a candle by Aurora Candle Co. A scent specifically chosen to suit the theme of the collection. Sew along and enjoy the experience.

Includes:

  • 8 oz. candle (candle pictured is just a representation, not actual product)
  • One digital pattern
  • Raffle entry to win one women's fashion sketching portfolio from Fashionary.
  • Name on website as early supporter
6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$45
Bits & Bobbins Bundle

Hold all your small sewing essentials in the charming accessory pouch! It's even inscribed with the Creative Energy Totem for extra good vibes. 

PLUS

  • 1 digital pattern pre-order
  • Name on website as early supporter
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Bundle Pre-Oder

Receive exclusive early access to the first Digital Pattern Bundle, which includes all 3 dress designs.

PLUS

  • Name on website as early supporter
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Pattern Yearly Pass

Receive the entire year's worth of patterns with this subscription! An amazingly creative year is in store for you!

PLUS

  • Bits & Bobbins Accessory Pouch
  • Name on website as special Passholder Supporter

 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Put a Pin On It

Includes:

  • One gilded bracelet pincushion (choice of 8 colours)
  • One digital pattern
  • Name on website as early supporter
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
The Dressmaker

You've got the passion and now choose one half-scale pattern to be graded into your full standard size. We'll help you along the way to create the dress of your dreams!

PLUS

  • Magic Tote
  • Gilded Wrist Pincushion 
  • Name on website as VIP supporter
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,500
Commission

This is an amazing opportunity to have one chosen design, in your size, made just for you by Britney (minus the cost of fabric & materials).

PLUS

  • Preview themes & designs before they are released throughout the year, until you settle on your perfect dress.
  • Name on website as VIP Dream Supporter.
  • Dress will be featured in "making of" video.
1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward