New Patterns and Pieces

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Aside from the Sew Along, I've been busy drafting new patterns for a new collection of pieces, more 40's and 40's inspired, more utilitarian and less ruffled. I'll still have some ruffles, but just a little less. These pieces will have lots of stretch mesh, interesting lines, appliquéd lace bows and hearts, and will involve classic prints like polka dot, leopard print, and some unique, large florals. It is pretty different from my ruffle bloomers... and I hope people will like it!

I've been obsessing over Pinterest lately, and have created a board almost entirely of vintage lingerie and swim suits. I've been drawing a lot of inspiration from the stitching lines used in retro lingerie, as well as the insertion lace & appliqués, and bubble hip bathing suits of the '50s. The flounce top with the scalloped edge is going to have insertion sequin mesh, if I can figure out how to make it look just right. For now, I've just pinned on the rough design I'd like to use.

I have also been toying with the idea of selling patterns, but I don't know whether I would be shooting myself in the foot, or if people would even be interested!


  1. This sounds amazing! I can't wait to see how they look when you're done.

  2. I'm pretty sure people would be interested in your patterns :) I know *I* am!

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    I would love to see what your patterns look like! I think your pieces are darling, and I would totally be interested in buying a pattern. I hope you do decide to make them available. :)

    bonita of Depict This!
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    1. Massive yes please for the patterns, the 40s inspired stuff looks lovely!

  4. I'm loving these new designs!!! So beautiful! I understand your concerns about making patterns available, but I think there's a great market out there for them...myself included! There's still tons of people out there who can't sew and have no interest in sewing who would want to buy your actual creations, so you'd hopefull be reaching a wider market by selling patterns too. Just a thought!

  5. If the patterns would be similar to the pictures in this post - then yes! I've only just ventured into lingerie sewing with the Ohh La La sew along - but I'm so enjoying it and think it would be great to do more. If you had a sew along to accompany your patterns I am sure there would be even more interest.

  6. Unless you plan on carrying plus sized pieces, sewing my own is my only option. Your designs are lovely!

  7. Patterns would be amazing, especially for peices like you're showing! (: Such wonderful designs. <3

  8. I would be very interested in buying patterns. but possibly also the pieces

  9. pleas make this patter i'm in love :)


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