Happy Monday! I’ve always rather liked Mondays (fresh starts and all) but if you could use something to brighten your day, I have just the thing! Judy, at Vintage4me2, and I have teamed up for a great giveaway.
Ho boy, I don’t even know where to begin! I’m so in love with this Spoonflower wrapping paper! As you know, a few weeks ago I had this nerdy idea to watch a documentary about deer and then draw a little sketch inspired by what I learned. Then I posted a bit about the process of digitizing my sketch and making it into a repeating pattern. Well, this is the end result!
Simple sewing is where it’s at for me right now, I made another dress already! This is The Staple Dress by April Rhodes. I’ve wanted to give it a try since forever, but this bout of tendinitis is what really made it a priority for me. It’s a pretty Plain Jane type of pattern but the shaping at the waist and the hi-low hem option keep it interesting.
I’ve been on a Miss Fisher kick again and recently watched Season 1 Episode 12 (where Jane dresses as Little Red Riding Hood and Arthur talks of the woodcutter), hence the name of the blog post. I really should have called it How To Dress Inappropriately For The Weather though since it was about 30 degrees out, with scattered snow showers, when William and I took these photos. FREE-ZING!
So to continue on with my previous post about some sketches I did while learning all about white-tail deer, I decided to share more of the process of how I like to digitize drawings and make repeats for Spoonflower. Because why not share, right? Besides, I want the practice and the proof of work from start to finish. I just started getting serious about pattern design and learning Illustrator about six months ago, so hopefully I’ll be able to look back at this post in a year and laugh at how far I’ve come. Ha!