I would be lying if I said this didn't make me feel like I was part of the cool people club, and I would also be lying if I denied that being part of the cool club has been my goal basically forever. Well, cool people club by MY definition, and the handmade community is definitely that. Seriously, what's cooler than a community of people who make things with their own hands and share ideas, tips and tricks with each other??
This really boils down to being one more way for me to share my creations with the world. The cool thing about the idea of releasing a pattern of mine is that others can take that foundation and do infinitely cool and interesting things with it that I never would have thought of. So excited.
In other news, I feel pulled in many different directions design wise. You see, I just enjoy designing too many different things. As someone who primarily sells made-to-order clothing to women, and even as someone who wants to release patterns to sewers, I feel some pressure to have a consistent aesthetic. But the reality is that I love designing fanciful dresses. I love designing more casual clothing that I want to wear at home on a Saturday. I love designing smart clothing that I can wear to work. I love it all.
So right now I'm torn between drafting a casual button up shirt, sewing up a sweetheart neckline dress in a retro floral lawn, and drafting up an empire waist maxi dress to do in knit jersey.
At night time I often feel like I have been waiting all day just to be home again where I can make things. I want so badly to capture all the free time and do something important with it, that I sometimes get "analysis paralysis." I guess this is also a good problem to have.