I get a lot of questions about what I do. One of the really common questions is "how do you draft your patterns?" Then there are usually a lot of fancy schmancy phrases thrown out about CAD programs and slopers and drafters and which do I recommend...
I sooo have you all fooled.
While I have used professional drafters (which I loved working with) and fancy CAD programs (which gave me a headache) and done the whole bells and whistles bit, I find that I like kicking it old school with a pencil, scissors, and a few sheets of newspaper. I test out the pattern that way until it is right, and then scan it and trace it in illustrator. I've found this gives me much better results and takes WAY less time. Which allows me to properly test the pattern and put time into the illustrations, which are the areas I would prefer to allocate my pattern-creation time.
It's just one of the things I've learned along the way in this journey of being in business for yourself.
We'll have new patterns in the fall, just in case you missed that in a previous post. Took all the patterns down to give myself time to write this book, contemplated it endlessly, told myself it was ok and not a step back, now know it was absolutely the right decision. So excited to offer new patterns though, armed with all I've learned since releasing the first wave of them.
Ok, back to it.
OH, but first, I promised pictures of those ginormous poppies. They're the size of my hands. Which might not mean a lot to you, but I've never met another female with larger hands than me. It's my fingers - they're super long. One of my pinkies even has an extra crease mark. That bit of Sandi info was totally random, yes I know. And maybe a bit weird, to be talking about body parts on my blog? Hmm. Oh well.
Look! Pretty flowers!