Thursday, August 23, 2012
My New Pattern Line with Butterick!
Holy cow, readers. What a day. My book is making its way into your homes, and now another big arrival: the first two designs in my new pattern line with Butterick! I haven't uttered a peep about this, and it's been quite difficult.
I became friends with the folks at Butterick/Mccalls/Vogue earlier this year after they featured my blog in Vogue Patterns Magazine. Ever since doing the patterns for my book, I wanted to do more designs and Butterick was totally game, signing me up for two designs a season. And now the first two are out!
The first is B5814, and I'm so excited that it made the cover of the pattern catalog! I presented this design as a "draped wiggle dress." It has tiny raglan sleeves, a surplice boned bodice, and a double drape on the sarong-style skirt.
Didn't they do an amazing job on the styling and photography?
The second design, B5824, is a New Look inspired coat.
It has a dramatic shawl collar, slim kimono sleeves, and a gored circle skirt.
The cool part was that I got to draft the patterns and make the samples myself. (Well, actually I had a LOT of help from my friend Fleur.) And my friend and illustrator of my book, Sun Young Park, made me a little logo. Then everything went to Butterick, where it was made into a beautiful product by the pros there. Thank you to all the many, many people who made this happen!
The great news is that both patterns are on sale for $2.88 until tomorrow. I hope you love them! I'm hard at work on the next season now; more to come on that.