I’ve been blogging for a little over a year now and I feel I might have come to a small fork in the road. The ride up to now has been exhilarating!
I have “met” strong, inspiring, and genuine friends along the way… these friends have pushed me to learn, to grow, to be fearless. They’ve taught me to test my limits and go beyond. But most importantly, and on a daily basis, they are teaching me to be myself (which you’d think at the ripe old age of 41, would be an easy thing to do… but strangely, it’s not….).
And I love all the sewing that this last year has brought me… I have adored being asked to test patterns or to participate in blog tours. I have been thrilled to see some of my creations featured on other blogs.
And I am sensing that a new desire is growing inside of me… the desire to create my own patterns. I have already toyed around with a few existing patterns and morphed them into something different.
And, although loosely based on an existing bodice block, I had a first “Natalie” creation come to life… this one here…
Sooooo… I’ve set my sights on my next challenge: to design, draft, digitize, grade, and sell a first pattern!
And I’ve taken the first step… I’ve signed up for an e-course on pattern making… I’m a third of the way through already and I’m loving it!!!
It’s the brainchild of Lauren Dahl we knows her shit when it comes to using programs such as Illustrator and InDesign. The course is amazingly detailed and covers every. single. aspect. of the pattern making process.
I am insanely impressed so far and if that isn’t enough, by purchasing the workshop, I have access to Ms. Dahl herself on (pratically!) a 24 hour basis… I am kidding… I think she sleeps at times but trust me, she gets by on very little (and looks damn fine despite!).
So I’ll let you know how things progress but the goal is to have a little pattern out by the end of the year…
Wish me luck! 🙂
P.S. Lauren operates an affiliate program for students… so if you sign up for her course via the button above, I get a little something out of it.