Introducing the Midtown Collection: three brand spanking new sewing patterns, inspired by folkwear, and to be sewn by you! These garments are meant for everyone who likes practical, wearable basics with room for clever embellishments, and the possibility of lots and lots of variations. Each of these garments can be made as innocent or not-so-innocent, and as casual or fancy, and as playful or serious as your daily life demands.
This mini-collection has influences from the folklore I love, and from the city that is now my home. I realize that’s a bit of a contradiction but we’re such torn creatures, aren’t we? We dream of a simpler life, with nature and summer breezes and flowers and trees everywhere. And yet we don’t want to let go of another dream either: the fascinating, exhausting, busy of cities like New York, communities that bring together in one place the big wide world and all the many different people in it.
Sewing is my respite from the rush of it. This collection places the dream of a simpler life squarely in the middle of urban living (here’s the lookbook). A little bit of Manhattan – but with flowers!
For starters, these patterns are available as PDF downloads in my Etsy store. I will be adding more sales venues in the next few days, and I will update this post when they’re done. Paper patterns will be available for preorder soon, and ready to be shipped at the end of May.
Whew! That took much longer than I wish it had, I couldn’t even keep my deadline of yesterday, given to you all here on the blog… But I’m starting to realize something important: sometimes it’s best to just keep on going, no matter how imperfectly. I hope you’ll forgive me the delay!
I will have posts about the amazing (AMAZING) pattern testers who worked with me on these three patterns. I’m incredibly grateful to every single one of them, they were kind, and patient, and I learned so much from their feedback. You guys, you sewing community: you are wonderful.
Tonight I’m off to the sewing swap meet at the Workroom Social’s Manhattan Pop-up Studio. And I think I’d like a drink now!