I just wanted to do a quick update on direction and whatnot with the Wearing History patterns.
First up, I’ve got two I’m working on that are really cute- one mid 30s and one later 30s. I think you’ll love them!
But really, the purpose of this post is to let you know a change. It’s been quite an interesting journey into pattern making this last year (or two?) and I really appreciate you all being so supportive of my little endeavor. It just started in fun to share some of my pattern stash, and I’m really thankful to everyone’s encouragement and support as I’ve stretched my wings a bit and challenged myself to get a better product out there- from originally hand tracing single size patterns, to now doing multi-size with photos and a new site. It’s fun to see how it’s progressed!
In the course of striving for more, I think I’ve been a little too ambitious at times and have recently had to step back and had to look realistically at what works for for me best time-wise to make sure I am doing the best I can with what I can and in a way that is worth the time and effort, but not running myself ragged in the process 😉
In looking objectively in what I’ve been doing, and with the help of my husband, I have made a very hard decision to not re-work future patterns but to only do reproductions on future releases- which means not changing the fit or reworking the original instructions (though you may still see tips in there from me). Although I’ve very thrilled at the response from the Smooth Sailing trousers especially, which I worked quite hard at to make sure they had the vintage look but with an updated fit that still have the look and feel of vintage trousers, the amount of time that I spend behind the scenes making the updated patterns and new instructions is quite significant and unfortunately I have come to the conclusion that I will in the future only be doing straight reproductions, but still in multi-size and with photographs of a finished product.
I do still have my pet dreams (which are non-pattern related), and if I can make them happen down the line I want to put the energy previously spent in reworking patterns into future endeavors.
Finally, I have a non-repro but still pattern related question. Would you like to see actual vintage patterns listed on the website with the reproduction patterns or would you rather all future vintage pattern listings stay on Etsy?
Thanks again for your time reading and your support!