Couture sewing patterns
Everyday magic from your sewing room. Because your clothes should fit you - not the other way around.
We made thisA lot of people are involved in the making of ELiQU sewing patterns. Signe and Isabella are the main power-women behind the sewing patterns. Signe is a tailor and the boss-lady. Isabella is her tailoring apprentice. We also get help from Josephine, who devolp embroideries for future designs, Ninna, who pulls the stings to keep the webshop running smoothly, Bibi, who takes the wonderfull pictures and Sabine, who tells us when we're off course and guides us back into our magical ELiQU universe.
Made in DenmarkELiQU sewing is based in Denmark in the 2nd largest town, Aarhus. It's woth a visit, if your're in Denmark, and we'd love to send you in the direction of some of the amazing fabric shops in the neighbourhood.
Well designed scandinavian vibesWe can't help but being inspired by the colour tones and the shapes and silhuettes in the scandinavian nature, and we try to capture the nordic vibe in our designs. We also can't help to be raised with clothes having to be practical and to be able to dress for any weather (especially rain and wind). So we have done our best to make sewing patterns for clothes, our inner divas would wear and our moms approve. In short: well designed favorite clothes.
The nameThe name ELiQU comes from the latin word Eliquare. It means to "refine (an industrial product)". We had done just that, as we had updated the basic women slopers to a more modern and better fit. So we thought Eliquare to be a nice name for our new sewing patterns, that are built upon those refined slopers. But it's not an easy word to say. So we came up with the shorter version ELiQU and liked it right away.
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How ELiQU came to be…
ELiQU Sewing Patterns is founded by danish tailor and patternmaker Signe Eriksen. Signe graduated in 2006 and after 5 years in the danish fashion industry, she started her own company in 2011, where she teaches sewing and patternmaking. With the company came the website and the sewing blog www.skaberlyst.dk. The Skaberlyst blog has won prices for best craft/diy blog in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in Denmark.
One day Signe asked for models to come and test her newly developed sewing patterns for one of her online classes. A lot of wonderfull women of all sizes came to help fill the clothes with real bodies (and not just mannequins).
Isabella was one of those wonderfull women. When she had tried on the clothes, and assured there was nothing else needed from her, she asked if she could be a tailoring apprentice.
As in any fairytale there were obstacles and witches on the way. In this case a lot of cracy administrating of silly rules and politics, that we are not gonna bore you with today.
In august 2018 Isabella had her first day in the sewing studio, and we started the work to build ELiQU sewing patterns.
This is not easy
ELiQU sewing patterns for skilled sewers
We design mainly for woven fabrics, although knittet fabrics might pop up from time to time.