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Thursday, March 25, 2010

grading patterns

sneak peek.

took a break.

I've been grading patterns mostly. I'm allllmost done with this dress pattern (and blouse/tunic as well). There's just a lot of work that goes into pattern making. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but it's very tedious. You have to test test test and there's a lot of numbers and things involved. (I'm not exactly what you'd call a math whiz...) Sometimes you just have to take a break from it all (hello chocolate chip cookie). :) But it's been fun! I'm excited to finally have some garments to sell from my own designs! They should be available soonish. I can't say when exactly, but once I have the patterns all wrapped up, I can start sewing! I'll keep you guys updated.

On a side note, I won't be selling the actual patterns at this time. There's so much work involved that I'd rather hold onto my designs for now. Perhaps someday when I have loads of time on my hands I will write directions and sell some of my patterns. Thanks for understanding!

P.S. Those sandals are still available if anyone is interested!

11 comments :

  1. Oh man, I am so excited about this. I am currently too pregnant to wear any cute dresses (being unwilling to buy maternity gear, I have been living in the same pair of pants for months!) but I sure as heck look forward to it...

    Hope you are good. Did you find a banjo yet? I think about you sometimes when I scratch on the fiddle...

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  2. Congratulations on the pattern progress! I'm so impressed. Hope all of your designs sell well! That chocolate chip cookie picture is making me want to go and make some...hmmm...:)

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  3. That dress is absolutely darling! It must be so nice to be able to envision a piece of clothing and then make it from scratch. Right now I still have trouble making alterations to patterns I've bought, but hopefully someday I'll get to that stage!

    Congratulations on the pattern grading progress. I can't wait to see the designs for sale!

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  4. I'm way jealous of your pattern-making skills. Do you have any other pictures of the sandals? That show the part around the heel and if they have some sort of clasp or buckle?

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  5. heather, you're so sweet! thank you. :) i often think of you too...i still haven't picked up the banjo..YET! but there has been a lot on my plate lately. i'm planning to move in the summer so there's a lot to pay for, so i might have to put that on hold until i get a little more settled. le sigh.

    rachel marie, here is the link to the sandals i purchased on etsy. there's a few more pictures up if you care to take a look! :) http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=25740089

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  6. I have to say I am loving the look of your cookies!

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  7. The dress is beyond lovely! I love the textured look of the gray fabric and the contrast of the wooden buttons. It's perfect.

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  8. This is so cute - I love the fabric. I am an avid sewer, but I couldn't make a pattern to save my life, so I really admire this.
    Will it come in a range of sizes?

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  9. yep, i'm working on size xs to large. actually, i'm working on them as i type (okay, well, i will be...i'm taking a break.) i will be soooo happy when i'm done testing these patterns and they're ready! they're almost there, though!

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  10. Well I'd love one ~ I'll check back to see when they hit the store.

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  11. gray dress. want!
    so lovely.

    -lauren
    http://www.deargolden.com

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