I’m so excited to announce I’ll be co-hosting my first blog tour along with Holli from Hello Holli and Saskia from the Wolf and the Tree. We have 24 amazing bloggers who will be sewing holiday looks using a combination of our three patterns: the Fishtail Kimono, the Blue Ridge Dress & the Abby Footed Tights.
So a little bit about me. I started my pattern making career in a small custom shop in the bay area. Making special occasion dresses, suits and ready to wear clothes. All designing and pattern making was done in-house in a small shop. I worked for the most talented designer, Leona Guidace, and she quickly became a close friend and mentor. I still think back to working at DeCre with the fondest memories. After that, I went to work at Fox Racing, working as a product developer. I worked with designers and pattern makers to oversee production, mostly working on men’s outerwear and board shorts. As a product developer it was also my job to visit our production in China which was such a great experience. Both of these opportunities were so different but gave me a varied perspective on the apparel industry. In 2008 I had my first child and made the decision to stay home full time. During the past 7 years I’ve continued to stay home full time with my three kids but I’ve also taken freelance pattern making jobs and worked on other creative projects. In early 2015 I enrolled in Lauren Dahl’s Pattern Workshop Class. I was so excited to translate my traditional pattern making skills to creating digital pdf pattens to share with you. My goal is to offer patterns with simple but detailed instructions, offer designs that are fashionable and unique, while creating a welcoming community around my business. I hope you enjoy my first release, the Fishtail Kimono. This week we will see some amazing looks during the Holiday Debut Blog Tour. Check out this fantastic line up.
Monday, Dec 7th: Willow & Stitch | East & Eden | In a manner of sewing | Climbing the Willow
Tuesday, Dec 8th: Kaleidothought | Feathers Flights | Connected by a Thread | Call Ajaire
Wednesday, Dec 9th: Rebel & Malice | Free Notion | The Whole Sh-Bang | House of Estrela
Thursday, Dec 10th: Candice Ayala | Cindy Parrett | Hi and Hello | Made by Toya
Friday, Dec 11th: Just Add Fabric | Conversas de Hermanas | Glitter+Wit | Sew Starly
Saturday, Dec 12th: Paisley Roots | Petit a Petit + family | Life With Zeke | Made by Sara
Thanks to our generous sponsors we have a large prize valued at over $300, including fabric gift certificates and patterns. Cali Fabrics has also offered to sponsor a $50 gift certificate for one of our bloggers, chosen at random.
Fabric Shops Gift Certificates:
$50 BWD Fabrics & Supplies | $50 Imagine Gnats | 20 EU Girl Charlee UK
Hello Holli-Blue Ridge Dress | The Wolf and the Tree-choice of pattern | Chalk and Notch-Fishtail Kimono | Baste+Gather-Copy of all patterns | True Bias-Men’s Hudson Pants | Jennuine Design-choice of pattern | Sew Sweetness-choice of pattern | Radiant Home Studios-Highland House Pattern | Paisley Roots- copy of all patterns | Atelier Louise-Silver Sans Sandal pattern | Tinman Pattern-choice of pattern | Pattern Pieces-Fun Tee Pattern | Lorelei Jayne-Tech Pouch pattern | Designs by Call Ajaire-choice of pattern | The Ruffled Stitch-Flower Stripe Top/Dress pattern | Petit a Petit Family-choice of 2 patterns
$25 Sew Very Rachel
Make sure to visit the posts throughout the tour to enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win this great prize! In addition to the giveaway, I’ll be giving away copies of my pattern via Instagram throughout the week, be sure to follow me on Instagram and follow Holli and Saskia for more chances to win, too! Use the hashtag #holidaydebutblogtour to see some sneak peeks and follow what everyone is sharing!