8.16.2010

patterns, patterns, patterns





Oh my gosh, people, oh my gosh.  I sold 100 sewing patterns!  I was not even close to prepared for that kind of volume, which is why if you ordered a pattern from me it probably took you about 100 years to get it.  I've been doing nothing for the past few weeks except eating, breathing, and sleeping sewing patterns.  Phew.  Madness.  Which explains why you haven't see me around here much.  

These patterns were such a labor of love.  I worked hard!  I drew and graded the original patterns by hand, and the instructions contain my own illustrations and photos.  I folded each and every pattern, stamped each glassine envelope, and made every sticker.  (Okay, my intern did a few too, but I did most.)  I almost thought I would never finish them all.

I noticed last night that I have a few patterns left over, so I'm selling them in my shop here.  After these are gone, there won't be any more.  My patterns for sale are limited edition only, which is something I'm doing to keep myself sane.

Thank you for your orders!!

37 comments:

corrie said...

Got mine this weekend, you really did such a beautiful job! I made a 2nd dress after your class ended and have been wearing both nonstop. (Still need to post them on the blog!) I plan to make a top as well when I find some more fabric.

If you ever release any other patterns, I'll definitely jump on them.

Jennifer said...

Will totally be worth the wait!
I love that you put so much work into them. It is definitely one of the reasons why so many people love your work...you can tell a lot of thought, planning, and skillful execution goes into every piece you create.
xo

Jess said...

wow, that's amazing you sold so many! I am hoping mine will be waiting for me when I get home from work - I can't wait, seeing this post has made me so excited to go home and sew!

I hope you sell other patterns in the future!

Amy Lou said...

I've just snapped one up too... I'm hoping the postman doesn't take too long. I'm on the hunt now for some suitable fabric.

xx

laugh & scream said...

That really is amazing!

I just missed the last one in size XS-M. More luck next time:)

zit... said...

wow! they look amazing! what a cute work.
there are 100 happy people smiling and sewing in their homes, congratulations!

:D

needleandstring said...

Whoo hoo! I can't wait to get mine! Thanks for the update :)

Maggie said...

I'm crossing my fingers that my pattern will be waiting at my door when I get home this afternoon...this sneak peek has made me even more excited to receive it and start working! Your attention to detail and the level of quality that's apparent in all of your Wiksten goods is what convinced me to buy a pattern online unseen...thanks so much for putting in all the time and hard work!

elena gold said...

hi! received my pattern Saturday and it's perfect, so clear and nice! i'm so happy i ordered it. sounds like a ton of work for you, but if you decide to keep selling patterns, count me in! x, elena
ps doesn't surprise me at ALL you got 100 orders. :)

Laura said...

yay! congrats-- it's so nice to see how well your patterns were received~ :) i'd snag one if i wasn't so hopeless with sewing..

NxtDrGrrl said...

I'm so excited to receive mine - thanks so much for offering your pattern for sale. I'm a huge fan of your work, but am never fast enough for your shop!

Catherine said...

Wow! Congratulations on all the selling! I wish I was good enough to sew your patterns.. ah one day. :)

Jennifer said...

Received mine today! Lovely as expected. And, hello? A hand-written note from you inside? I am veryimpressed you found the time for that!
Can't wait to try it out.

kate / tinywarbler said...

yay! i can't wait to receive mine. i was going to try to figure out sewing a tank top on my own, but this will be so much better.
i appreciate all of your hard work, they look so special.
thanks jenny!

kristen said...

oh my gosh those are so gorgeous and so cool. and so neat. just love it.

caroline said...

jenny, these are gorgeous! such great packaging and drawings.

Arlie said...

Congrats! I am even more excited to receive mine now that I've seen these photographs. Thank you so much for helping all of us create!

erica said...

those are the nicest patterns i've ever seen. again, wish i knew how to sew!

wsake said...

oh no! i missed out on them! you did such a good job and the packaging is amazing! now i´m hoping you feel sane enough sometime to do an other for-sale-pattern...

janice said...

rats! how did i miss this??? i also hope you'll do more patterns in the future -- they're so lovely! xo

sunkentreasure said...

wauw, great job Jenny!

M said...

Rats! Took too long deciding and missed out :(

no2pesnel said...

Just got mine last night! Can't wait to whip some up. Fabric store here I come!

STEPHANIE said...

aw, i'm so disappointed i missed out on this! please consider doing more in the future! i can help with the folding, cutting, and stamping! ;)

Amanda said...

This is so awesome. How did I miss out on this? Please keep up the good work. I will for sure purchase a pattern from you. That is to say, if I can get my hands on one. I'm so excited for you. Go Jenny, go Jenny.

Allison Dobson said...

Can you please please please please please sell your Tova dress/shirt pattern? Please? Pretty please? I love it so much!

amber said...

thanks jenny, i recieved mine on monday. the pattern and intructions look very detail oriented and therefore easy to follow. i can't wait to get started!

Kristien said...

Jenny, I received the pattern the other day! You really did such a beautiful job. I especially enjoyed the step by step pocket tutorial. I recently made a blouse with a pocket, and my mom walked me through each step, and it was much more involved than I could have ever imagined. I appreciate having it all set down in words. I am really excited to get going on the tank! And of course will be standing in line if you ever decide to sell more patterns! Thanks so much.

Tiffany said...

i look forward to the next edition. really nice!

Nadia said...

I was so pleased to receive my pattern and see the love you put into writing and packaging it :) I'd definitely buy more patterns in the future if you choose to sell them!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Oh no!

I wish I'd realised they were going to be limited edition - I just ran over there to buy one and they were all gone......pewp!

I really hope you do more patterns in the future, Jenny - I've made your tulip skirt from Stitch magazine so many times now, and I love the finished skirt so much....

Leah xxx

nancy : The Sway Report said...

All sold out. Your patterns are a work of heart to be sure. My boyfriend and I were admiring your handwriting, his is very similar to yours!

best of luck with all other shop things!
nancy

Ana said...

Oh, I had not been able to check your blog in a couple of weeks cause I had so much work. Congrats!! best of luck, hope I can get some in the store or with the next badge. I love your style, and living in Mexico it would be impossible to go to your classes, so I am dying for a pattern!

needleandstring said...

I'm finishing up my 2nd tank top in a week :) I had one question, any tips for sewing the hem? I've had a lot of trouble, sewing the curved hem without it puckering. Thanks!

Susan Johnson said...

To-va! To-va! To-va! :)

8thWardNeedles said...

Oh please make more!

M said...

praying every day that this pattern is reissued