Sunday, 1 June 2014

At last! Launching new pattern tutorials

Having given myself a sore back with all the sitting at my desk tweaking and spelchecking and typing and uploading... my first two patterns are now available in my Etsy store.

I have a new section for pattern tutorials here

I am selling these more as tutorials than basic patterns.  They are pattern pieces along with tutorial PDF's stuffed with close-up pictures and clear instructions.   It's all PDF with an option to buy hard copies of the actual pattern pieces themselves - so I hope that's a good option for my potential customers.

Here's the tee:



And the pants:



I'll be doing the denim jacket with the coat next, maybe all in one pattern, it depends on how long the tutorial gets!   The one for the jeans with pockets is 33 pages long. O.o   I feel optimistic that people would prefer to pay less for smaller tutorials than pay more for two items, when chances are the buyer might only like one of the garments.


Anyway, fingers crossed.  Thanks to you gals who have been commenting here, on Facebook and Flickr, and encouraging me. It really does help.  <3

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6 comments :

  1. Well done on all the hard work and good luck with the launch! :)

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    1. Thank you :) At the moment I'm more pleased that they're finished than I am hopeful that they'll sell.

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  2. Well done you!! If I had a doll they'd fit I'd give it a go... but we're all girlies here lol!!!

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    1. Oh, no worries. I'm really not expecting to sell many boy doll patterns at all, I just needed the confidence to get something down on the hard drive. Most dolly types like to dress their girls more. I just have these phases, lulz.

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  3. so proud that you took the giant leap.. I to wished I had a gut to dress.. hoping I'll get a 17" guy some day.. looking forward to the Ellowyne and friends pattern you got locked up in that head of yours.. :)

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    1. You've been really supportive, so thank you. It's truly appreciated. I have a couple of 17" BJD guys myself, and they're great fun. The girl patterns will happen, each one takes so long, and i need to get a couple of simple and basic ones out as soon as I can. I have a couple of large bills coming up. Yikes.

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