Aug 102013

We wanted to update you on the status of Sugar Plum and its release date. We were hoping it would be ready by now but it is not quite there yet and we want to explain why. The physical patterns are here! The physical instructions are here! Everything should be ready to go right?  Not quite. We hit a snafu in our packaging. We have been working with a special packaging company since January to produce the exact perfect packaging for our patterns. Extremely durable yet cute and cost effective. We can’t wait to share it with you! Unfortunately, we have hit some scheduling delays with the packaging company that is preventing us from being able to ship out the pattern and instructions that are sitting in boxes waiting!  As soon as the packaging issue works itself out, we will definitely be putting the physical pattern up for sale.

In the meantime, we were wondering, would you all prefer to have the PDF pattern for sale until the paper pattern is fully ready? If you all are interested in getting the PDF or print shop version of the pattern now, we could certainly put it up for sale. Our original intent was to put them all up at once. What do you all think?

Lolita Patterns | PDF Pattern

pdf pattern sneak peek

Rest assured, we have so many exciting things in the works! Nhi and I spent an entire day running all over the hot garment district carrying humongous bolts of fabric and supplies so we could put together the cutest kits for Sugar Plum for you all. You should have seen us wandering around carrying bolts of fabric. Both Nhi and I are very tiny! All these chivalrous men kept offering us help. How sweet! Also coming up— we have already got three more patterns in the works!

Lolita Patterns | Fabric Swatches

sample fabric swatches

The good news is that we won’t have this packaging snafu ever again in the future. The set up and sample parts are all behind us so in the future, we won’t have this delay. So I hope this update helps explain a little more about what it is like to start an independent sewing pattern company. We will be doing a post specifically on the packaging where we can explain how we went about finding a packaging company, designing it, working with manufacturers and printers and the final outcome.

Please let us know what you think about offering PDF and print shop versions before the paper patterns. We are always interested in hearing what you think! If you think it is a good idea, we do too!

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  9 Responses to “Sugar Plum Update”

  1. Hola yo aunque prefiero el patrón físico creo que seria buena idea poner a la venta ya los PDF para los que estén interesadas

  2. I usually buy paper patterns and hate to wait but I wouldn’t want to hold up the .PDF version from other sewists. I say offer the .PDF now.

    • It looks like packaging might only be delayed another week or two weeks. We may just wait since everyone who has spoken up wants the paper version. We can’t wait for you all to see it!

  3. I agree with Jeri. I prefer paper patterns but wouldn’t wait on the packages to start selling .pdf’s. Maybe you can start a pre-order list for the paper version.

  4. I enjoy using both paper and pdf patterns. However, since using pdf’s on a regular basis lately, they are becoming a great way to quench my desire to “sew it now” feeling. I run a group called, “Adult Size PDF Patterns Community” and would love to be able to add your patterns to our growing list of suppliers. You can find our group here: . You would be allowed to advertise your patterns there and at present we have a little over 650 members who use pdf’s on a regular basis. Some even prefer pdf’s over paper. Your previous skirt pattern is listed there as well. Looking forward to your new releases!

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