At the beginning of the New Year I decided I needed a change in my Etsy shop and the direction I was going. I have always had so many ideas for things to make and never enough time. I have made a lot of things and never put them in my Etsy shop either because of time. I have always enjoyed the design part of sewing the very best. My first pattern I made when I first started sewing, I followed perfectly and didn't make any revisions at all. My second pattern I made, which was this peasant dress when my daughter was a wee baby, was Simplicity's #5695 Peasant Dress (I have the pattern # memorized because I have made it over a dozen times) and I altered it countless times. I have always loved altering, changing existing patterns but then I just stopped buying patterns at all about a year ago and made my first pattern, the Ooh La La Ruffled skirt for my daughter and Etsy shop.
I was hooked! I loved making a pattern up from scratch and having an idea and executing it into a finished product. It so fulfilling and rewarding. So January 1st, I sat down and over the period of three weeks drafted the Ooh La La Ruffled Skirt into a pattern through a lot of hard work and perserverance. I had many 12pm to 8am shifts since I am a work at home mom of 2 kids. The crazy thing was that I would go get the kiddos out of bed after working all night and I was not even tired because I was so passionate and in love with what I was doing that I didn't need much sleep. I also have a fabulous editor, my husband!! He has been very supportive and I am so grateful to have him!
So this is how I got here in a nutshell. I absolutely love patterndrafting and designing! I have 6 pair of completely different ruffled pants for babies and toddlers I am working on next (including the Oh My Oh My pants which were my bestselling pant in my shop).
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