I know it’s been pretty quiet around these parts recently, but I hope you’ll forgive me when I tell you why. I have some exciting news! Next week, I plan to offer a digital pattern of my own design. Verity will be the first pattern from Moxie Patterns.
This is one of the secret projects–referenced in my beginning of the year goals post–that I’ve been working on this year. This summer I’ve made several variations of my favorite self-drafted design, some of which I have yet to share. You’ve seen so many variations of this pattern (see this post for other variations that I’ve made over the years) because I’ve been testing and tweaking it. I’m finishing up a combination dress-shirt pattern, with several different neckline and sleeve options. I tried to hold out until the pattern was completed to make this announcement, but I just can’t hold it in anymore. I was hoping to have it ready to release on my birthday (this past Thursday), but I didn’t quite finish in time. I plan to release the digital pattern in PDF and copy shop versions within the next week or two.
The first release of the pattern will include sizes XXS-L. However, I am working on adding more sizes (XL-8X), which will be available very soon after. Moxie patterns are graded from two sample sizes (S and 4X) for a better fit, which is why I’m still working on XL-8X. In the future, I plan to make the full size range available at first release.
I have several other patterns in the works, as well as plans for paper patterns cut to measurements by next year. Since I know some of you will be wondering, if you are interested in pattern testing for future patterns, you can send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also started a Facebook page for announcements about Moxie Patterns until I can get a Website up and running.