Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Projects in Stitch with Style 2013

I was going to spend this entire post talking about the progress I've made on my Mother's Day project [spoiler alert: not much] but then I read Sara's post about the release of the Stitch with Style 2013 projects...

And I have several projects in the magazine! I'd like to introduce you to:

the Transitional Dress

and the Retro Restyled Blouse

I have another smaller hair clip project in the magazine as well. And phew, I'm so glad that I can finally own up to these projects. Because OHMYGOSH it was so stressful. This was all done over the holidays, and I was working on like 204+ projects all at once.

And this dress was easily the hardest project I've ever tackled. In fact, deep in the midst of it I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew. I had a really hard time grading the pattern myself, only to turn it in and find out that I didn't even need to because they started offering pattern grading on project submissions. I almost wanted to cry when the editor told me that. I also made up two versions, since they wanted to see some changes to the neckline. I think the version above was first. Maybe? It all runs together.

Anyways, I'm really proud of myself for submitting the sketch of the dress and seeing my idea to the finish. I'm a little wary of going through the process again, because I sure got torn down a lot before I built myself back up. But it's still exciting to see it all shake out in the magazine :)


  1. Congrats!! The dress is gorgeous . . . the blouse is too! I think all the tearing your hair out over them was totally worth it :)

  2. Congrats!! LOVE them both. Your hard work paid off :) You've inspired me to finally start submitting sketches to magazines myself!

  3. Wow, the publications are raining down upon you! Great job! I love the dress--very cute and creative.


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