I can’t believe it, but my first pattern is finished and printed! What an adventure this has been. From a fashion designer perspective, I typically design a garment and have it made in a range of sizes … meaning I don’t have to supply directions with illustrations :). Knowing I can’t be in your sewing room, I wanted to guide you through every step in sewing a professional looking garment with a tutorial booklet. So, I decided to ask my worst critic to review the new pattern format since he seems to be the one always sitting on my laptop keyboard, sewing machine, and papers.
This is what Tyler has to say about the first pattern AW1123 The Ruched-T
He loves the spiral bound direction booklet that accompanies every pattern, great to chew on … I chose this layout because it’s perfect to sit next to your sewing machine to follow along and take notes.
Tyler analyzed the directions and is happy to see detailed illustrations and designer sewing tips, now anyone can have a professional looking knit top in less than an hour with these easy to follow directions. If you’re a beginner sewer there are extra sewing tips just for you. If you are an advanced sewer, the booklet is laid out in a fashion that you can quickly skip ahead to the directions that you need. Another great feature that will be available for all the patterns (coming in November) is a special area on the website for fitting with video’s and tutorials to help guide you through step by step.
This particular pattern has many design options including three sleeve lengths, ruching options, and various collars. Sizing for the Angela Wolf Pattern Collection is based on the ready-to-wear clothing line so make sure to check the body measurements, this top is currently available in Misses size XXS – XL (women’s sizes will be out in January). Checkout the website for more details.
Last, but not least, is the quality of paper the pattern is printed on. I can’t tell you how many of my tissue patterns Tyler has shredded into pieces so I had to find an alternative. These patterns are printed on quality paper so not only will they not shred, they hardly wrinkle … you can even write on them and keep notes for fitting. Because the patterns are printed on one continuous sheet, you can even request that the pattern be shipped in a tube, then you won’t even have fold creases.
“Love the patterns and the fit is awesome, so the big question is how many more patterns are coming? This took forever and you are neglecting my brushing not to mention we haven’t played fetch in ages!” … Tyler
Did I mention my cat fetches a ball, rolls over, and begs for food – totally not normal! Well, the jean patterns are almost finished, followed by the skirts, and then onto the jackets …
Enjoy and Cheers! Angela