Monday, 17 September 2012

Currently, on Suzy Patterns!

Not much, I'm afraid. Back in June I had a fantastic plan in place for Suzy Patterns. I knew what I was doing and I knew when. But then... I got married!
Fear not, Suzy Patterns has not been abandoned, my head is still full of ideas and my drafting pad full of (awfully drawn) sketches. But I'm out of capital and without that I can draft as many patterns as I want but they will not make it to you. Grading, digitising, printing, packaging all costs and at this stage I simply cannot afford it. You might notice I say printing and yes, whilst the Antoinette Dress Pattern is available as a PDF it was always my desire and plan to move quickly to printed patterns. I, for one, don't really like pdfs (even though I admit they have many qualities) so keen to make my patterns available in good old paper.
So, being more realistic than ever, it might be another year or so until a design from Suzy Patterns comes out. Disappointing, but on the positive side, it will give me a chance to improve my skills and come out with a better product.

I thought it might be interesting to have a small weekly feature in my blog to share with you all the process of working towards Suzy Patterns and towards improving my skills. Kind of like a diary, sharing with you the good bits and the bad bits, my skills and my lack of! What do you think?
PS: I have disabled the annoying Captcha on my posts!


  1. It's best not to rush these things, but take your time and I know great things will happen for Suzy Patterns in the future. I would to follow your inspiring journey via a weekly feature, so I say go for it ;o)

  2. Updates on the progress towards the next Suzy Pattern would be great - the sneak preview pics for the next garment looked really interesting, so I'd look forward to seeing how it all comes together.

  3. Sounds like a great idea. Getting a business up and running takes time. It's a good idea to think it through

  4. There's a real interesting article on Megan Nielsen's blog about the real cost of starting a pattern business. Good luck!



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