Friday, July 7, 2017

Nore for women and teens with a twist

Two months ago, Compagnie M* released the Nore for kids* and I made two garments during testing. Last week, Compagnie M released The Nore in bigger sizes*. Now mothers, or our bigger kids can also enjoy the pattern. To make the new release extra fun, the pattern actually includes an extra option compared to the kid version. The other option is one with a waistband, and I have a hard time deciding which option I like better.

During testing I made two Nore dresses, but they are slightly different from how you will see them on other blogs or in the pattern listing and instructions. The normal fit of the Nore is generous in size, which makes it possible to make the pattern both in jersey and in woven! I went a different direction and sized down a few sizes. I put one of my favorite store bought dresses on the pattern and used it to determine the size. In my case I ended up using the smallest size supplied. I did not change anything, and I love it! This busy fabric asked for a very simple dress, so I made the most basic option.

The second Nore that I made is the waistband option. I again used the sized down bodice, but now I went to my normal size for the waistband and skirt. I had used the fabric before to make these leggings. The leftover piece was a little bit too small, but that extra seam on the back of the skirt does not really show, right? Both fabrics, the knit print and musterd origami print were bought at Joyfits.

At the listing* of the pattern you can read all about how many different options this pattern has, there are three necklines, color block options, two ways to finish the short sleeeves, long sleeves etc. People tend to do other things during the summer. I feel it myself as well. Although I have things to blog, I find it hard to put my time into blogging. Marte probably therefore decided to have the 10% release discount on the Nore for women* the entire month of July with the code 10offnore! .

Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. Allebei leuk, idd moeilijk om te kiezen, allebei super!

  2. Twee hele mooie jurkjes. Ideaal een chique en een sportief!

  3. Waaaw ze zijn allebei prachtig!! De eerste is mijn favoriet! Klassejurk!

  4. Ik dacht neen, dit blijft er eentje alleen voor de dochter. Jij doet me nu echt twijfelen om het patroon toch nog voor mezelf te proberen.
    Prachtige jurken. Ik ben fan van de tweede, maar dat ligt dan misschien meer aan mijn liefde voor oker dan aan de jurk op zich, want ze zitten allebei geweldig.

  5. allebei superleuk! Ik ben vooral fan van de optie B, die ik net ook zelf heb gemaakt trouwens :-) Leuke stofjes ook!