I don't remember "pattern maker" being on the list of career options when I was at school. I guess I wasn't living in one of the fashion capitals at the time. Not that I am now. I think it is something I would like to do. For the last couple of years "give pattern making a good, proper go" has been on my list of New Years' Resolutions. Still, I've been a bit cautious, just dipping my toe in the water, never quite finishing what I start. Well, a few weeks ago, I decided to do what I could do, rather than reach for the stars.
Today I am launching my first pattern. It is not an Oscar-worthy gown. It will not put you on any of the best-dressed lists. But it is streamlined and chic, in its own way. It is practical. It doesn't take much fabric; "scrap bustin'" even comes to mind. It can be completed in less than half an hour. So go on. Try my Boys Trunks Pattern. Although, around here, we don't like to call them Boys' Trunks. Oh no, we like to call them "Man-Jocks".
I am pretty excited by this pattern launch. Sure, humble beginnings and all, but who knows where it could lead? In the meantime, though, I still want this blog to be all about me, me, me. So I have decided to start a new blog for my patterns. You will have to go to the Strawberry Milk Run to get my pattern.
There are 3 posts over there, all ready for you. Sometimes we don't want to drag these things out over days and days, do we? So here are the different links;
For the Boys Trunks Pattern
For the tutorial to go with the pattern
For fitting changes (because even though the pattern is pretty fabulous, how you like to wear your undies is personal)
So go on, 'ave a go! And if you do, I'd love some feedback, either here or over there.