Otome no Sewing Vol. 15

It’s here!!

Some thoughts: I went over this issue on stream, and I wondered about a – perhaps – late Halloween angle they might have been going for. Some of these look a bit “costumey”.

And the orange outfit. It looks like a pumpkin. I’m sure the base can be modified (perhaps a lot) to look a little better. My question is why they decided to place that single line of applique (for one) and why it’s placed higher than expressed on the initial illustration.

Anyway, take a look at this issue. As of this post date, it is currently available to purchase from Amazon.co.jp and CDJapan. So until this issue has run its course, please do not ask for scans at this time. I highly encourage you to purchase a copy directly from the publisher, so that we can show our continued interest in this publication.

That said, it does mention at the end to expect Vol. 16 next year in 2021.

Patterns! All the patterns!

So, contrary to popular belief, I have been busy. Yes, I had weird things happen with my car and the pandemic isn’t helping with job prospects or . . . well . . . anything. Keeping creative is more important than ever, for all of us. So bringing you patterns from all these magazines is great for all of us!

I made a first draft sample of the Claudia Blouse to start, so you can see what it looks like in real life. Now, I should tell you that the sleeves are different because it was a design choice. LIES! I ran out of mint fabric, and had to improvise. Eh, it worked, I think. It’s pretty, and I matched the buttons to the creamy lace sleeves.

This is the size 12.

I will be making another sample, this time making sure I have enough fabric for the sleeves. I think it was mostly a spreading error, in that I didn’t conserve my fabric with the way I lay my pattern. I think I only had about 2 yards of fabric, and this pattern calls for 2.5 yards. I’m planning a demo of the second iteration of the Claudia Blouse on Twitch, and hopefully will get footage for cut into a YouTube tutorial as well.

Claudia Blouse Pattern Demo!

Starting on Monday, October 19th, I’ll be streaming the Claudia Blouse demo to all platforms – Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. Stream starts at 12:30pm MST.

Pattern giveaway!

At the end of the week, I’ll be giving away a copy of the printed Claudia Blouse pattern (size 12-20) on Twitch. So if you want to be part of the giveaway, be sure to enter in your name while watching on Twitch. I’ll be sure to inform all viewers of this during the demo as well.

Copies of the pattern (digital and printed) are also still for sale on my new square shop. Currently it’s the only one I have ready, but here’s a peek at what I’ve been working on for pattern releases. See you next week!