Here we go, I'm finally getting around to debuting some of my patterns! After I started getting "yoo hoo" and "echo echo" comments and emails I figured I'd better hurry up and get to it. :) I haven't been slacking, honest. Pulling together a project this huge by yourself is not easy or quick. But very fun and totally worth it.
After Dustin got off work yesterday, we all took a trip up into the mountains for a big photo shoot and now I am finally ready to start sharing! This first line is made up of six patterns, each holding multiple options. I will share them one at a time, right up to the debut of my website where you will be able to place retail and wholesale orders. I am accepting wholesale orders right now, please email me for info. Wholesale orderers must have a resale license. (All this will be on the website, but I'm trying to answer a few questions right now that I feel will probably come up!)
On to the fun stuff!
Ruffle Pants! The first of what I'm calling Boutique Basics. I'll put out one of these basics patterns every six months until I feel I've got 'em covered. The very first had to be ruffle pants! Is there anything more boutique-y? Four options in this pattern to play with.
From left to right: Double Ruffle Pants, Triple Ruffle Pants, Ruffle Pants (one big ruffle!), Ruffle Capri's (one big ruffle!).
Beginners should start with the single ruffle pants and Capri's and then move on to multi ruffles.
All of my garment patterns will retail for 15.95 and include 3-5 options in each. They will be shipping the end of June, and hopefully our website will be up and running in about 2 weeks and you will be able to pre-order.
I have this thing with patterns. I am a visual person and every time I would buy a pattern, I would be all excited by the cover and come home to sew and be utterly un-inspired by the blah inside. So I am printing my patterns booklet-style (each will be 6.5 by 9.5) with 24 pages of glorious color. Pictures along with the instructions instead of hard to understand (at least to me) illustrations. Each booklet also has an inspiration section with beautiful pictures showing what you can really do with the pattern.
My copyright info: I'm happy to allow my patterns to be made by home sewers for sale. It just has to be made in your home, no mass producing. This is how I got started and I am excited to see what all you boutique girls do with these patterns to further your businesses. And all the people sewing just for pleasure-have fun with them! I'll have a flickr group up and running when they are available for purchase. (Two weeks, fingers crossed, again they will ship end June.)
Next up: Gracie
PS-here is the *official* logo. :) You are welcome to post it as you please to help promote your sales of the patterns!