Last year, we introduced our New Leaves stencil in Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. When we began experimenting with scale in design and in patterns, New Leaves was a natural choice to reduce and expand in size because the graphic interest evolved and changed focus as the stencil grew larger or smaller.
You can see the versatility of the stencil when you look at how the pattern was used in our DIY Kit collection. Each of the garments is stylistically similar but has a different perspective, depending on which design element is most in focus. When we changed the context of the design entirely and used it to decorate the street outside 116 E. Mobile, we expanded the whole stencil rather than focusing on one or two individual elements. The effect was impactful in a different way, again showing how diverse the stencil really is.
We currently offer the classic New Leaves stencil for download in our Resources section. In an effort to allow you to experiment with scale in your own designs, we are making the stencil available in a smaller and a larger version, as well. The XS New Leaves is 49% the size of the original stencil, and the artwork measures 25.3” x 40.4”; the Medium New Leaves version is 184% the size of the original, with the artwork measuring 30.2” x 51.9”. The stencil artwork is available for download here and here. The pre-cut Mylar stencils are available from our online store here and here. The Mylar stencils will begin shipping out next week, but you can place your order now. Look for new experimentations and additions to the DIY Kit collection utilizing these newly scaled stencils soon.