Tuesday, July 31, 2012

patterns in waiting

so, i've had a lot of emails and facebook posts recently asking what i have been up to and what i plan to be up to in the near future. well, here is your answer.

NO good.

hehe, just kidding...maybe.

but in all seriousness, i hope to get my sew on again soon. all of my machines, fabrics, buttons, etc. that i am used to looking at day-in, day-out have been packed away in boxes since the beginning of may. enough is enough, i miss those guys. i am itching to get back to sewing and design.

and hopefully i will. soon. we are about to begin renovations on the house, so i will have a temporary spot for my sewing stuff (that will be shared with the kids as a play room/sewing room...sound like a disaster? methinks yes, but i am sort of desperate at this point). that means i can get to work on finishing up some of the patterns to publish and get some new ones out the door. 

pattern design was something that just sort of fell into my lap - mostly due to my stubborness and inability to let things go. i would think of something that i wanted to sew and not find it anywhere out there, therefore...i would draft until i cried and got it all just right. then, i sort of realized that it was more fun than i was letting on, and started to design for collections - mostly so that the BG that i brought you would be different, and me. and then i decided to take a leap of faith and publish some of those patterns since i had people asking (this was a decision that i battled for quite some time) and could not have asked for a better outcome. i never in my life realized that it would bring me such joy to encourage others to create and sew. it knocks my socks off. honestly, when i see people sewing my designs - it really just makes my heart smile - and i know that probably sounds all cliche - but i mean it. sewing is cool, i mean - i am sure i am preaching to the choir here considering who reads this blog, but it is such a cool thing and it is fabulous that i can reach people all over the world and connect on the same level. knocks off those socks peeps!!

anyways, before i get carried away in talking about how much of a dork i am and how rad sewing is...how about what you came here for. patterns in waiting...

these are just a few of the designs you have already seen that i will be taking the plunge and publishing the patterns. i cannot give you a time line as my life is crazy-fest right now, but i am thinking with louisa starting kindergarten next week (sniff, sniff) i may have more idle time on my hands. haha, famous last words.

so, look for these babes to hit my etsy store at some point:

the hattie - this dress was a HUGE accomplishment for me in the drafting arena and i heart it with everything i have! i hope you will too!


 the betsy - i debated to publish this one since i thought it was just another peasant dress pattern, but i have had numerous requests...and so i am happy to indulge everyone's inner brady bunch.


the trudy - this dress can take so many forms. add a flutter, add a pocket, add some funk to your heart's desire!


the allie oop - a dock of the bay fave that gave me fits at the drafting table!


for the boys - the clam digger shorts, i swanny i could eat that child!


bestill...the lake dress. possibly one of the few dresses that takes my breath away repeatedly.


the lazy susan top...flutter and boatneck together, yes please!


the lemonade dress - still working out kinks on this one, if a kink is categorized as personality...this one is full of it. lawsy - but she will be perfecto before she hits the shop. just trying my patience in the meantime...


the ever-requested sadie...be her a skirt or a top, including a tutorial on colorblocking the BG way.


another for the boys - the henry pant. a flat-fronted trouser with a cuff on the bottom. i am still debating on whether or not to include instructions for the suspenders as well, i heart them...but don't know if everyone will...what do you think?


so, that is what is on tap here in the near future. i've got my hands full for sure. and who knows...the creative dragon that has been laid at rest all summer may come out and blow some fire up my rear end for some new designs.

i say it again and again, and i mean it again and again...thanks for being the BEST damn customers a girl could ask for. rock on all my BG ladies!

22 comments:

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

uhm,mm. if you need a testers help working out the kinks on that adorable lemonade dress I have a 2year old girl! (who wears 2T - and I sew)

kathy said...

looking good!!!!

Kayla Ott said...

I'm not gonna lie, I got a little giddy reading this!

Niki said...

I am so excited! I can't wait for the Betsy! And my vote is a big fat YES to the suspenders on the henry pant... that is my favorite part! I think that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Christi said...

I would always be willing to be a pattern tester for 5 or 6..

Coral said...

Please please please include the suspenders!!

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Heartmade Creations said...

EEK!!! SO EXCITING!

Chasingmermaids said...

OMG my hubby may divorce me BUT your patterns are the only ones that make me feel like i can do something difficult and it actually works!!! Cannot wait go the LAKE dress!!!

Jess said...

I'm really not sure why you would ever question NOT including the suspenders...I can't think of anyone who wouldn't LOVE them!! I kinda want to make some for my 1 year old nephew right this instant. (And I've got a 3T and a 8 for girls sizes if you're looking for testers, haha!)

tricityty said...

TRUDY TRUDY TRUDY! HEE HEE HEE!!! Obviously I want to see the trudy! :) But they all are equally darling!

The Dotted Duck said...

Please Please Please at least do the suspender option!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those Henry pants!

Laurie McDonnell said...

Oh WOW!!! I love ALL of them. I agree definitely add the suspenders they are gorgeous. I too want to be a tester for All of your patterns lol I love that when I make them people think I am oh so talented to create such a beautiful piece of clothing. And the comments from complete strangers makes me swell with pride. Please keep up the amazing work BG xx

SEWphisticated Mama said...

How exciting! PLEASE make the henry pants pattern WITH the suspenders... I have a baby boy due soon and really want the suspenders!!! I'm so happy to finally see some cute BOY patterns! Please make more!! (and bigger sizes to size 6 and up) Do you plan to make any of your girl pants patterns in larger sizes? If so I would be super happy!!!

Cindy Whitaker said...

WOW!!! My granddaughter Kate looks so cute in the clothes I make using your patterns! I can't wait to show my DIL Kelli these!

Jessica said...

How am I just now finding you? I LOVE your patterns, especially can't wait for the hattie and the lake dress!

Mimi said...

definitely include them, the suspenders are darling! Love your patterns. I can test any size 5 for you. I have a grand daughter and a friend has a little boy!

sfpurvis said...

Looking forward to purchasing HENRY. So hard to find cute little boy patterns.

Miss Polkadot Designs said...

awwww those new patterns are soooo cute !! And for the suspensers.. i would looooove to see a variation with tutorial for the suspenser as well, i think that is stinking cute !!
If you need any tester for patterns let me know, would love to test...can do girls size 3-6 6-12 8 and 9 and boys size 3

xx

misspolkadot@live.nl

Kkatula said...

YES please include suspenders!!!! Cannot wait for all of these! I have twin boys size 18m & 2t as well as girls size 3 & 5 I would be happy to test for you if needed! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Shauna Thompson said...

Love love love all, but PLEASE PLEASE do us moma's with boys a favor and get that Henry pant WITH SUSPENDERS up and going!!!! lol

Melody said...

Suspender pants....yes!!! Are thry gender neutral? Love little girly suspenders!!!