FAQs Answered: The Bold One Sewing Patterns

See answers to commonly asked FAQs below. PLEASE read the instructions included in the download first before working with your patterns if you have made a purchase, as this solves many questions ❤️

Q: What is the difference between the Gracie Wrap Bundle, and Standard? 

A: The 'standard' simply has set customisations - Boat neck front, square neck back, long shirred sleeve, standard waist wrap. Where as the 'Bundle' has a whole library of different customisations so you can make many different variations from one pattern. For instance, multiple front necklines, waist wraps, sleeve options, back necklines, skirt length catered to your height, and a pattern for the 'Lydia Crop' which is the top version of The Gracie Wrap. 96% of customers have gone for the bundle, reviews saying for the value in it! 

Q: I bought the Bundle, but cannot see all my customisations? 
A: It is vital to read the PDF instructions that come in your download (named 'Read me first')before printing / working with your pattern. In here you will find on page 13 how to select your different customisations. 

Q: My customisations won't save, and it reverts back to the original file? 
A: Since the first release of the pattern, we have adapted slightly how you work with the file. Do not attempt to save your file with your new customisations selected as the layers will indeed revert to the original once you re open it with the free version of adobe acrobat.

For A4 and Projector files, simply select your customisations, and work or print straight from there. 

For A0, naturally you will want your customisations to be saved to send to be printed. See the following link on how to have your customisations printed for A0. I have also provided you with an email template that you will be able to edit and send through to a printer to keep the process nice and easy for you and them. For NZ customers, I have also given you the email of CHCHsews who has an incredible rate, and is very happy to select layers for you before printing.


Q: I want to sew a V back or boat neck back, but I don't understand how to connect back facing pieces #1 & #2? 
A simple video tutorial will be uploaded here within the next week (written as of 14/02/22). However, if you would rather a simple fix, simply cut out another back main bodice piece for your back facing instead (can be in another fabric as it will be on the inside). This will work just as well - the two back facing pieces are just for detail on the inside, and to frame a label if you put one in. 

Q: My Sleeve looks like it won't gather to fit into the armhole 
A: Our Sleeve notches are currently being updated, and updated files will later be emailed to you within a week (FAQ Written 14/02/22). 

In the mean time, your current sleeve files are absolutely fine to use and the notches can simply be re marked on them once printed. Please find your size in the below list, and use its corresponding measurement to remark the gathering notch on the front and back.

Measure from the side seam, towards the peak of the sleeve head (see Blue curve in image): 
Size 6 -12 15.2cm
Size 14- 16cm
Size 16- 17.6cm
Size 18- 17.2cm
Size 20- 17.8cm
Size 22- 18.4cm
Size 24 -19cm
Size 26- 19.6cm
Size 28- 20.2cm
Size 30- 20.8cm

Q: Do I fold my darts up or down when sewing the armhole? 
A: You want to have your darts folded down. This is especially important for the D+ Bra Cup Bodices as the dart cap is purposely larger to be caught in the armhole and side seam when folded down.