making plans, making patterns

I’ve been hard at work the past 2 weeks making new plans, writing lists, sketching, sketching, sketching, drafting new patterns, testing new patterns all working towards the goal of expanding my pattern shop. I’m not quite in the home stretch yet, but I thought it might be fun to share some of the process here as I get things ready to go. In addition to the new patterns, I plan on expanding the size run on the Tiny Pocket Tank and Scout Woven Tee to 0-14 like the new patterns will be. Eventually I’ll do the Kat Dress as well, but that one is much more involved so it may not happen till a bit later. I’ve been posting some sneak peek photos on my Twitter so if you’re interested, follow me over there for those! I’ve also started an etsy shop for people who may prefer to shop there.

I also want to say another thanks to everyone who has supported me so far with pattern purchases. I really love patternmaking (I had better since it’s my profession!) and it has been so amazing to see people all over the world of all skill levels making up my patterns with success! Anyway, I’m about to get all sappy here so I’ll save that for another post. Hope everyone had a great weekend, stay tuned for more pattern progress in the coming weeks and of course regular posts as well.

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14 Responses to making plans, making patterns

  1. it’s wonderful to hear your plans on expanding & feel like we get a sneak peek into your journey. i truly love your work & aesthetic! beautiful silhouettes.

    p.s. thank you for your thoughtful comments. it always brightens up my day. 🙂

  2. Jessica says:

    I love seeing your process! (and I adore your desk, too!)

  3. Mardi says:

    I’m so glad that you’re expanding the sizes!! I was going to buy and try to expand but I have to admit I’ve been lazy! 🙁 can’t wait!!!

  4. Ginger says:

    Oh my gosh, you’re so organized! Looking forward to seeing your new patterns!

    • jen | grainline says:

      Haha I’m not that organized, I just am obsessed with lists and have a REALLY tiny studio so I have to keep it neat or it’s SO stressful and unusable!

  5. whitney says:

    sooo exciting! love seeing what you come up with next 🙂

  6. Carolyn says:

    Seriously looking forward to that cape you are working on becoming a pattern!

  7. Really glad to hear about the pattern expansions, will you be sending an email with the extra sizes to those who have already bought the patterns?

  8. Sophie says:

    Just made the tiny pocket tank, soon to be posted on my blog with a link to yours of course and I cannot wait to see what patterns are next!

  9. Sky Turtle says:

    It’s great to see how other people work, how they plan, their to do list before starting to sew a garment. Your patterns are awesome and I am happy they are on etsy as well!

  10. jen | grainline says:

    Thanks everyone, I’m pretty excited!

  11. Amy says:

    Jen, I LOVE your blog! It’s inspiring and pretty freaking awesome =) Keep it up — I also love pattern making and stuff, but I’m still at school so not much time… gahh! xoxo from Australia

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