Well, I am going to give you a BIG sneak peak which I promised myself I would wait closer to the release date but I just cannot!! I printed off the fabric (Sandi Hendersen's MeadowSweet) that I will use for the cover and drew up these little designs for you. This gives you a pretty good idea of the look but it surely does not show the details as well as the real thing! This also gives you a look into some of the steps I take to get to an actual outfit! I am really seeing the knee socks and all with this pattern! What do you think?
This will be offered first as a downloadable BUT the good news for this year I will have BONUS patterns with the physical. I have been asked to only do certain patterns for physical and certain patterns for physical and I have considered this but I believe the bonus pattern idea may be more fun and beneficial for all! So starting in 2010 all new designs will be both downloadable and physical EXCEPT the physical patterns will have a couple bonus patterns! I believe everybody will be happy with this! The pattern above is a 1920's inspiration. I will say that the waist band and pleated skirt will be a little lower to create more of a drop waist. There will be a scalloped accent on the front with fabric covered buttons on each scallop. The buttons are for accent only. There are NO BUTTON HOLES! I will also make one with flower accents on each scallop to give it a different look. This pattern, as all my patterns, is designed with the beginner in mind. I was able to make the size 5,6 this morning and it fit Rose very well. So now I have pattern pieces for sizes 3,4,5,6 done and need to make sizes 6m, 9m, 1, 2. I have created this pattern with simple lines and simple directions. It comes together very well!
Fabric side note: Hip Fabric is having a 20% off entire order for New Year!
And please go welcome my friend, Hays from Haysie-Doodle, to the blogging world!!!!!