Showing posts with the label Aria

See The Gorgeous Makes From Black History Month

At the beginning of last month (February), I talked about #BHMDesignerChallenge on Instagram and how I hoped to see entries use my sewing patterns. The challenge has come and gone and here are the lovely makes of SewExplicit Patterns from sewists of Instagram. There are also a couple reviews I am going to. The first is from Kiera of @islansewcialist , I had shared this before here . Her make of the Aria sewing pattern spurred many to use this same pattern for their entries as you will in this blog post.

Why I Stopped Publishing New Sewing Patterns + ARIA Pattern Review

In September of 2016, I released my first 3 sewing patterns and by August of 2017, I had published  4 more. In between, I had also released 2 sloper/block patterns. Then nothing, no new pattern till now (February of 2021).  What happened you may be wondering? Well, I started working on a clothing line in the latter part of 2017 and released a ready-to-wear clothing collection named under the brand name "Simplitude" in about May of 2018. You can view pictures of this collection on the Simplitude Instagram and Facebook accounts. This took a lot of my time, energy, and efforts so I couldn't work on releasing new sewing patterns. Also, I was not selling enough sewing patterns to make a decent income. My marketing skills, especially social media skills were not (and still not) all that.