I never thought the day would come, when I release a pattern, but it has. I remember emailing back and forth with Rochelle over a year ago and sharing with her my goal to eventually make and sell patterns. I also remembering emailing with Amy, Dixie, and Kristiann about my questions regarding making a packaged pattern. You see, I have plenty of experience with patterns but my experience is in the “industry.” The home sewing world is completely different and it took me a long time to figure out how you, the home (but very skilled) sewist, works with patterns. Include a measurement chart? I hadn’t used a home patterns in years; I forgot what was included in them. But today, I can finally say that I have a pattern for you, Amerson.
About eight months ago, I shifted my sewing focus to lingerie. Prior to lingerie, most of my projects were dresses, skirts, or other fancy, over the top garments. But lingerie presented a new challenge both in sewing and patterning that interested me. Plus, lingerie is super feminine. Since I got into this category of sewing, I have made many bras and undies and over Christmas, Valerie, Brandy, Becky, and I collaborated with a photo shoot. One of the undies features was a star printed pair of ruched undies. This is Amerson.
Yes, I plan to release the remainder of the patterns from the shoot but for my first pattern, I chose the simplest garment. I wanted to focus and to perfect the process of creating a PDF pattern and not overwhelm myself with the actual pattern. So hang around a little while and you’ll get the other patterns. I promise.
Because this is my first pattern and because it is such a simple pair of undies, I’m offering the pattern for free. Yes, I’m generous but there’s another reason Amerson is free of charge. I’m a huge believer in constructive criticism. It’s a great way to grow and to get stronger, faster, and more efficient. With Amerson, I want you to critique me. Tell me what you like, what you don’t like, what I missed, and what I accomplished best. I may have created the pattern correctly and I may created the pattern incorrectly. You tell me.
If you’re not interested in making a pair of Amerson undies but want to see the construction details, click here for a technical sketch.
Also, Melissa of Fehr Trade published several posts about her undie makings and even offered a few patterns for free last week, which means you have two undie patterns at your disposal just in times for Love Day (Valentine’s Day) this Thursday.
Lastly, thank you to Anto for creating the beautiful illustrations of Amerson.