Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My First Pattern

I have thought about making patterns of my designs for a long time, but like everything else, it took me a while to get around to actually doing it. I have decided to make patterns of outfits that were popular, but I never want to make again. When I make a new outfit I usually try to cut out as many outfits as I can out of my fabric, or up to about 8 outfits. Whatever comes first. That is usually all my patience can stand.

I realized after I started, that there is a lot to think about when making a pattern. Writing out the instructions was hard. I can't draw, so I decided to MAKE THE OUTFIT AGAIN, even though I really didn't want to. I must say though, that making only one instead of ten wasn't too bad. I tested the fit of the pattern, wrote down all my steps, and even took pictures as I sewed. I think from now on when I am making a new design, I will take notes and photograph my steps in case I decide to sell the pattern later.

This pattern is now for sale on my For Sale Blog.


Lauren said...

What a great idea! Congrats on your first pattern release! It's added to my wish list :)

Belladonna said...

Books you may be interested in:

Rennells, L.

2. The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s and Our World Since Then
(ISBN: 1882747003 / 1-882747-00-3 )
Hunt, Marsha

I usually find bargain books at www.abebooks.com.

Diane said...


I love the Marsha Hunt book! I will have to check out the hairstyling book. Thanks