You can now make your own kuspuk using the very same pattern that the kuspuks in our shop are made from!
A kuspuk is a hooded overshirt designed by Alaskan Natives. It's style varies across the state in reflection of the diverse people and cultures. Traditionally kuspuks were made by measuring fabric against the body and tearing the fabric to the right size. Finished garments are frequently adorned with ric racs and trims.
This sewing pattern is inspired by a traditional kuspuk but has been designed to include raglan sleeves, a crossover hood, and an extra full skirt. The instructions are easy to follow with full color pictures. Even a beginner can complete this project with a basic sewing machine. There is also further support and instructional videos available here: facebook.com/briarandboonesewing
About the pattern designer:
Shelby learned to sew at a young age from her mother. She grew up watching her mom quilt and make the occasional dress (including her prom dress!). When she had her own children, she began sewing for them and her hobby blossomed into a full time business. She designed this pattern in 2018 and has made hundreds of kuspuks using it since. Her passion for sharing the joy of sewing led her to create this pattern and instructions so it could be shared with others. You can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in carrying this pattern in your shop? Email email@example.com for wholesale purchases.