But I still have at least 30 unpublished patterns in my workroom and have to fend off the desire to make a new one every day....
As I build up a catalogue of pdf patterns I'm not sure if I should plan to offer a variety of styles - dresses, separates, pants, jackets, coats, etc...? I'm aware as a designer I have a strong personal preference for dresses and tunics. I find trousers the least exciting thing to design.
So considering what to choose for the next pattern to publish I'm torn between what I'm drawn to and the theory of keeping a "balanced variety" of designs in the catalogue.....
Here's pictures of a top (Emerald) and a tunic (Scarlet) which are the designs I'd like to start working on...
|"Emerald" top front on the left side falls to a point|
|Emerald back, nicely draping to each side|
|Emerald top, showing that looping drape on the right side|
Or how about this tunic called "Scarlet" - this example made in one of textile designs
|Scarlet, the front|
|Scarlet, from the side, the back is a block colour|
What I think I should do for "balance" in the catalogue is this skirt called "Ellice". There is only this one sample at the moment and this isn't a great picture for showing the fabulous way it drapes...
|The "Ellice" skirt|
So do people look for a wide variety of styles in designer catalogues? Do you go to your favourite indie designers wanting a wide variety of styles? Would readers like to encourage me to do any of the designs above for the next publication?
I took these pictures in front of "Stone and Co" which is a marvellous shop just one door away from my shop studio on the New England Highway. It is chock full of glorious vintage homewares and beautifully restored furniture, www.stoneandco.com.au