I have been pattern testing handbags for a few years now and love it. I have learned so many new techniques an for some reason, I really enjoy the editing and the process of how patterns are written. So can somebody tell me why I am struggling so much with writing my own pattern!?!?! I have a ton of ideas and samples in my studio, but getting through this first one is proving difficult.
I have pattern pieces done and have one solid prototype made (My IG feed has a few more shots – I’d love for you to follow me!) But getting down to the actual steps and writing it out in more detail is slow going! Too much detail? Not enough? For now I am writing out just about everything, so I’ll fine-tune it on the second prototype I’m working on today. Crossing my fingers.
I have also been working on the Kumiko Fujita 318 Patchwork Quilt-a-long as well. I finished my first pattern (a house) yesterday in between bouts of pattern frustration, and am starting another one hopefully today. I have hand pieced the smaller parts of the pattern, but use my Featherweight to do the rest. Hand sewing is a lot more therapeutic than I thought. I plan on redoing this one as the poor trees got chopped off!, but for a first go-round it’s not too bad.
Tomorrow I am finally able to share the cutest new pattern I just tested. This one is unique and has many sizes to choose from so stay tuned! Hope your weekend has been nice and relaxing.