Well, the launch of the Italian Lady's Wardrobe pattern was amazing. I really thought that most people who were interested had, like you, backed the Kickstarter package. This... Read more
About the Doublet Pattern
Hi everyone, I crunched the numbers today and have found that I will be able to send a paper copy, not a download, of the doublet pattern to everyone who... Read more
The Zimmara Pattern
Now that the Italian Lady's Wardrobe Pattern has shipped, it's time to talk about what's next.
As some of you may remember, I added the Zimmara pattern as a stretch... Read more
On the Way!
The letter carrier just left my house with 157 packages. These were the domestic (In the USA) ones. We're processing International orders right now and they will ship tomorrow. ... Read more
The patterns are assembled and packaged, the labels are printed, and they'll be going in the mail on Monday!
Thank you all very very much for your patience. I hope... Read more
200 pattern bags with their covers and tissues. They're still waiting for us to finish printing, collating, and shrink wrapping all those instruction manuals, but we should be shipping within... Read more
We're Good to Go!
Hi everyone! Well, it looks like we'll be spending the weekend printing manuals and stuffing patterns into bags, and shipping should commence next week! I'll let you all know as... Read more
Addresses and Phone Numbers
Hi everyone! We're almost there, so it's time for you all to do a final check to make sure I have your correct current address. If you're in any doubt,... Read more
Yardages for the Italian Lady's Wardrobe Pattern
I've finished the yardage tables for the Italian Lady's Wardrobe pattern, and as promised, am sharing them with you so you can start shopping now. I hope that they're fairly... Read more
Update on Shipping
It seems I was a bit over optimistic about things getting done over the holidays. I was hoping to ship this week but it now looks like it'll... Read more
We have a Delivery Date!
I got the printed pattern sheet proofs back from the printers, and have been poring over them for the last week. I made lots of little corrections,... Read more
Unanswered Comments on Kickstarter
I have just realized, to my horror, that Kickstarter does NOT notify me when comments are left here. Since I hadn't gotten any emails, I assumed there were no comments.... Read more
BIG News about the Italian Lady's Wardrobe package!
Hello Everyone! The Italian lady's Wardrobe pattern sheets are finished and will go to the printers this week! Depending on the printers' schedules, we should be ready to begin shipping... Read more
Progress report, and a request for help
I apologize for not communicating in so long. I tend to think the world is on Facebook, and is following my updates there, so I've been remiss in... Read more
Setbacks, and a change
Hi everyone! This is to answer your questions about when the Italian Wardrobe and Zimmara patterns will be shipping. Unfortunately, it will be a while longer, due to some health... Read more
The Techniques Manual Is Done!
The Techniques Manual is finished and has been uploaded. This was tax week, and since my husband handles both the website and the taxes, he didn't have time to make... Read more
Important Announcement: The Techniques Manual
If you are familiar with our previous patterns, you’ll note that the usual Sewing Techniques section is missing from the Italian Renaissance Lady's Underpinnings Manual.
After creating seven patterns with... Read more
The Underpinnings Patterns are Shipping!
Whoo Hoo! Most of the Underpinnings patterns are packaged, labeled, postage paid and ready for the letter carrier to pick up. If your order is among this batch, you will... Read more
If you got an email notice that your order shipped today, please ignore it. We were struggling with new shipping software, tried a practice run, and didn't realize that it... Read more
Delivery Date, Redux
So, the printer I thought was fixed wasn't. It took another week of twiddling around with it to figure out the problem and get the replacement parts needed. While I... Read more
Have You Moved?
As you know, we're about to start shipping the Italian Underpinnings patterns. If you've moved since April 18, we'll need your new address to be sure you get your package... Read more
The Italian Underpinnings tissues are finally here!
We're running the printers nonstop and our work area is crammed with boxes of patterns, plastic bags, paper, and mailing envelopes. The assembly... Read more
Delivery Date! (approximate)
Hi everyone! Thanks for your patience. We had some problems with the proof sheets for the Underpinnings pattern that ate up considerable time fixing them, but I'm happy to say... Read more
Hi everyone! As you've probably guessed, I'm not going to make the hoped for deadline of shipping the Italian Underpinnings pattern by April. It appears that the printers are in... Read more
Kickstarter Project Completed!
Thank you one and all for your generous contributions to the Italian Lady's patterns! I asked you for $7500 and the final number was over $20,000! I'm overwhelmed.
Watch your... Read more
Confusion on new Reward pricing?
There seems to be confusion on the pricing for the "Your face on the pattern cover" Rewards. The prices of $200 for the Lady's Wardrobe, and $225 for the Zimmara,... Read more
Lower price on the "Your Face on the Pattern" Reward!
Hi everyone! Since no one's pledged for the "Your face on the Italian Wardrobe Pattern" Reward, I've decided to lower the pledge amount to $200!
This reward also includes the... Read more
I'm adding another pattern!
Once again, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity and support! I wish everyone in the world could have a day like I had... Read more
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
I was sure this was going to be 38 days of nail biting tension. Instead, we reached goal in 15 hours. For the very first time, I'm going to be... Read more