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It’s Time to Celebrate!

Best Sewing Patterns - Rosita Jacket

Our Rosita Jacket sewing pattern is a winner in this year’s “Best Sewing Patterns of 2018” PatternReview.com contest.

Have you seen her lately?

Rosita jackets are being made all over the world and in beautiful, creative fabrics.

Do you know where our designer, Christine Groom’s, inspiration for the Rosita Jacket came from?

Her inspiration came from two things; a piece of kantha cloth she had been holding onto for just the right pattern, and, Rosita, a wonderful woman who owned a shop in Anchorage. Rosita’s boutique is always full of exciting garments from independent designers. Visiting the boutique is eye candy for Christine, sending her home each year with a sketchbook full of new pattern ideas. It was an easy choice to design this jacket as our first pattern, and so we honor Rosita, who is no longer with us, by giving the Rosita Jacket her name. We positively enjoy seeing everyone’s creations! Through creative design, this jacket is reversible and can be made with woven or knit fabrics.  We’ve seen her made as a silk blouse, from reversible knits, jacquards and home dec, from quilts and shearlings, and from kantha cloth, of course.  

Thank you everyone!

We want to thank everyone who voted for the Rosita Jacket as one of the best sewing patterns of 2018 and especially those who wrote reviews on PatternReview.com. Your comments and feedback mean so much and are instrumental in making our pattern design company better. We read every one and, as a result, implement change with your invaluable input. Be sure to check out our blog on how to write a review!

ZigZag Designs Patterns

We hope you find all our patterns are the best sewing patterns, like a collection of good friends. Some are flirty and some are serious, some are loose and easy-going, while others are sleek and slim. Most importantly they are all so stylish!!

You can purchase the Rosita Jacket Pattern in our Etsy shop here.

Rosita Gallery

You can find a gallery of Rositas made by people just like you with these links: Pinterest  Website  

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There are a lot of exciting things in store for ZigZag Desgins in 2019. Three new patterns are being released this year! Make sure you follow our blog and subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of tips and tricks, new patterns and special offers, so you don’t miss a thing.

Thank you!
Christine Groom

ZigZag Designs strives to create patterns for young at heart, middle-aged women, with a goal of providing designs having unique style, an easy fit and provide for a creative use of fabrics.

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Introducing…Tammy!

I am so excited to share that the Tammy Top has arrived just in time for your summer sewing!

Like Rosita, Tammy is named after a real person, a dear friend of mine who I make sure to meet up with once a month. Tammy is beautiful and brilliant. She takes excellent care of herself physically and nutritionally, and practices yoga and meditation daily. She is a breath of fresh air to everyone, as she listens intently to every word as a Life and Wellness Coach. Her kind advice and support leaves everyone feeling lighter and ready to face the world head on. So, how could I not name this sleeveless, breezy top after her?

Tammy is designed after a top I have loved and owned for many years. In fact, I have been making them for myself for the last three years now! She is my ‘go to’ summer blouse, just like Rosita is my ‘go to’ winter jacket. I most often make my Tammys out of silk, as I prefer the lightweight float of chiffons, but she is just as fun when made out of lightweight cottons and rayons, and those fabrics are easier to sew. She looks great assembled in one single fabric, or with contrast as shown on the pattern cover page.

Tammy is easy going, designed to simply pull on and off over your head.  She has a loose fit with an overall ‘A’ line shape, is multi-layered with a high/low hem, and features a stylish, flat front flounce. You will also find a hidden princess seam in the front, underneath the flounce. The upper back flounce features a 2” box pleat for extra swing and added walk-away fashion.   

We hope you give Tammy a try this summer! We know you will enjoy adding her to your collection. You can purchase her at my Etsy store.

If you’d like to see more Tammy Tops, you can do so here.

Please share this message with your friends and stay tuned! Tips and tricks are coming soon for both the Rosita and Tammy.

Happy Summer and Happy Sewing!!

Christine Groom

Owner/Designer

ZigZag Designs