I found some camo knit fabric at girlcharlee.com that I knew Seth would love so I bought a few yards. I made a t-shirt out of it for him with my t-shirt pattern. I changed the pocket to be small and square, like in his last t-shirt.
Then, I made Owen a polo out of the camo fabric. Again, I used my t-shirt pattern, but I used a polo collar instead of a t-shirt collar and I added a placket.
This is the first polo I’ve made for Owen out of my own pattern, so there were some things wrong with it that I will fix for next time. The biggest issue is that I made the collar too narrow. I will definitely add about an inch to the width of my collar piece for next time.
|With his binky collection.|
But I am happy that it turned out wearable and I like it in spite of its flaws. One of my goals is to get the polo made into a children’s pattern over the next few months.
Speaking of my goals, I have thought a lot over the past several months about what I want to do with my itty bitty pattern shop. At first I was overwhelmed and decided I wouldn’t make any more patterns. But then I realized that duh, I can make it as overwhelming or not overwhelming as I want. Last year I tried to make too many patterns too fast and it consumed all of my free time.
So I have decided that I definitely want to make more patterns, but at a more doable pace for me and my family. After I decided that, I decided to change the name of my business because it definitely needed a change.
When I was deciding on a name last year, I really wanted my name in the business name. I saw other pattern shops that were named after the designer and I thought it was awesome. So I went ahead and did that.
But soon, I realized that my name is a terrible business name. It is hard to remember and it has no flow. I wanted to change it but I was worried about all the work it would involve. I finally decided that it’s better to change it now than to try and change it later.
So Jon and I are in the process of changing this blog and everything else over to our new website, which is called sweetshopsewing.com.