Oct 092013

I have some new and exciting news to share with you!  Various changes have been occurring behind the scenes at Lolita Patterns recently.

Lolita Patterns began out of a friendship fostered through Pattern Review and a need for more advanced, professional wear patterns. We both worked in the corporate world and wanted more fashion forward, work appropriate clothes. We worked together for months to develop some wonderful pattern ideas and packaging. The more we did, the more I realized I loved being able to do this and wanted to devote more time to it. Since then, I have stopped taking on new clients and do Lolita Patterns nearly full time! By doing this, I am able to provide more posts and more patterns! Watch for some spectacular new patterns coming soon. I want this to become my livelihood, and am excited to start this new chapter in my life.

With these new changes comes some good news and some sad news. The sad news is Nhi recently left the company. I was sad to see her go but understood that it was for the best. She makes beautiful garments and provides invaluable advice and insight. Lolita Patterns will definitely miss her.

We also have some good news! A new member is joining the Lolita Patterns team. She will be helping with blogging and social media as well as hosting the pattern sew-alongs. You all know her…help me welcome Leila from Three Dresses!

Lolita Patterns | Leila

Leila was one of the testers for Sugar Plum and made a gorgeous version of view A. You can check her post about it on her blog. We bonded over a love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Spike. Anyone who understands the wonderfulness that is BTVS and Spike is immediately my best friend!

Lolita Patterns | Sugar Plum

We have been brainstorming cool ideas and scheming fun new concepts to bring to Lolita Patterns. And it all starts soon. She will be hosting the Sugar Plum sew-along and already has some fantastic ideas and wonderful tips to share. I also want to thank everyone so much for your welcoming reception to Sugar Plum as well as the Houndstooth kit. Leila and I can’t wait to see what you all dream up during the sew-along starting October 27th!

We are so glad to have you with us and we can’t wait to show you what we are going to do next!

Don’t forget that the code to get 15% off the physical version of Sugar Plum expires tomorrow! Use code sugar15plum to save 15%!

Also the Sugar Plum themed giveaway is going on now!

amity bow | Lolita Patterns

  8 Responses to “Exciting New Changes”

  1. That’s really exciting news and I’m looking forward to the sewalong. I’ve already ordered my pattern and am hoping it will have arrived by the time I return from my holiday on your Gold Coast. Keep up the great things you are doing :)

  2. Welcome Leila!
    I can’t wait to see what comes next!
    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.com (yes, we’re moving to WordPress… now I have to go and fix all weird things popping out after moving!!)

  3. What fun! I know Leila at Steph’s site. And her own – had a look at all those amazing costumes – brilliant! Yes for Buffy and Spike! Lurve them both to bits – no wonder your clothes are so inspired :). And the news that more is coming soon is also excellent.

  4. Oh how I wish I could fit into fancy patterns like these! Maybe next spring or summer I’ll be back to rocking awesome skirts and tops!

    • Or you could attempt to make them maternity? I’d love to see that work! Maternity work wear is also hard to come by…hmmm….maybe something to consider….

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