Sunday, 21 September 2014

Maya pattern release soon!

For those of you who don't know, I have been working on a dress making pattern for the last few months. I can't tell you how excited I am about this. Well actually it's a mixture of excitement and nerves really, but no pain no gain and all that!

It has been my wish to design in some capacity for a while now, but I have struggled with finding a suitable outlet or path to channel this ambition. I graduated from a fashion and textiles degree several years ago now (ok, more than several) and kind of got caught up with needing to pay bills and not being able to explore working in a creative field and it's not until now that I am open to the possibilty that this could happen. So that's what I am doing. I really want to produce dress patterns that I would be happy wearing and that I would return back to again and again. Basically, I am designing clothes that I would be happy to have in my wardrobe!

Here is a taster of how this pattern looks made up!

I have called this pattern Maya referring back to my Central American heritage. My mum and her family are from Belize and my great grandmother was a Mayan Indian, so there you go! The style also has alot in common with traditional central American dress, as like the Huipil it is wide and loose. It has a kimono cap sleeve with a wide neck and a load of variations in lengths and plain or button front. If you want a basic, easy woven tee or a basic dress that can be dressy or casual then this is the pattern for you!

I shall explain more about the pattern and provide a few more pics when it is released in a couple of weeks time. I am aiming to have it released on Monday the 6th October. I would have released it sooner, but I am away the week before, so figure that would be the worst idea ever!

Anyway, I'm not sure what to expect from this, but I'm hoping that if I like it then someone else will! If it's a slow grower then that's fine and if it's a mega success then brilliant, but if it's a massive flop then at least I tried!