Comments on: Figgy’s Patterns http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:08:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Andrera http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-457462 Andrera Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:37:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-457462 Thanks for the link, Shelly!

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By: mandi@herbanhomestead http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-453597 mandi@herbanhomestead Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:34:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-453597 I see others have already mentioned my favorite, Olive + S. But Figgy is another on the top of my list!
I didn’t start sewing until I was 27. My mom bought me a cheaper model for Christmas, and I taught myself by reading through the manual. It wasn’t until 5 years later that I used my first pattern! I had to really understand clothes making before I could use patterns- that’s just how it worked for me. Now, I love to sew. Making clothes, toys, quilts, curtains, what have you. It is one of my most favorite indoor activities! Don’t let being a grown up stop you! Get to sewing, girl!

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-452314 Lauren Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:24:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-452314 I taught myself to sew when I was 25 and now sewing is my full time job! I think it’s never too late to pick up a new skill and running my shop- http://www.lperkin.com- is like a dream come true!

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By: Margo http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451878 Margo Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:47:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451878 Professionally I knock off & create patterns for children’s wear. I enjoy doing this for friends, family and whomever may ask . Love creating pieces for my cute grand-daughter and now creating pieces for her baby brother

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By: Joya http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451703 Joya Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:08:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451703 Thanks!

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By: heather http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451667 heather Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:25:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451667 I started sewing at 28. Love Ottobre!

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By: Andrea http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451456 Andrea Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:50:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451456 The last one is a knee length, long sleeve, high neck dress. I’m definitely not getting how this is inappropriate. And that little girl is a cutie. It’s super cute! Love the pockets.

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By: Corina http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451445 Corina Wed, 03 Apr 2013 03:08:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451445 I was taught by my mother as a pre teen, and have improved my skills by following patterns and making lots of mistakes!! We did do some basic dressmaking in high school but I already knew the basics by then. Finding out how to do things is so much easier now with the WWW you can get advice, tutorials and videos so easily. Start with cushions and work your way up! You might like to check out ElsieMarley and her sewing for kids weeks… there is one coming up very soon for spring/summer sewing. Check out the Flikr pool, Pintrest board and past years blog entries for inspiration. I have no doubt that you could whip up simple gathered skirts with elastic waists for your girls, very quickly.

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By: Darci http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451436 Darci Wed, 03 Apr 2013 02:18:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451436 The second dress and the last dress are the same pattern. I have this one and I love it , it’s so cute. Not too difficult to make and my kids love the pockets. this dress can have so many looks depending on fabric choices.

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By: Dee http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451423 Dee Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:26:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451423 Yes, I started machine sewing as an adult. I bought a basic machine which included lessons. I sewed dresses, tops and pants for my kids but haven’t made anything in years. Another Oliver + S fan here. Those Figgy patterns are great!

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By: Fiona http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451340 Fiona Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:01:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451340 O e other fun thing – Figgy is my nickname, I’ll have to check out their patterns.

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By: Fiona http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451339 Fiona Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:00:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451339 Yes you can pick up sewing later in life. My mother has always been an excellent seamstress, and makes many of her clothes. It was absolutely a part of our childhood, waiting for the Burda pattern magazine to come out, paging through and choosing outfits for her to make and doing homework to the sound of the sewing machine. So this Christmas I finally got my own machine, at 35, it was prompted by the desire to put together a really simple Halloween costume for my 6 yr old and being frustrated by the time consuming nature of hand sewing. Once I had the machine I figured I had to buy a pattern and actually try to learn something new. My mother was always a perfectionist in h technique, so using all he tips I ordered the Oliver + s boys pyjama (I think I read about them here, or maybe it was the inchmark blog, which then led me here….) they turned out great and I feel so happy when I see my son in them. The only thing I have been sad to discover is that it is not the cheapest option if you want the coolest patterns and fabrics ( but maybe I appreciate the cost of quality clothes more )

Also looking at all the comments as I want to find simple to sew ladies clothes.

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By: shelly http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451338 shelly Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:52:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451338 Thank you so much for posting about the pattern line! It is such a fun job being able to create & dress kids in fashion forward fun garments. As Susan Lee mentioned above I also teach children how to sew and they have had a lot of influence in my next line. I also agree that Oliver & S is great line to use, very reliable and great for beginners too.

We have a free pattern the site right now for anyone that would like to try a simple circle skirt: http://figgyspatterns.com/patterns/flutter-skirt-e-pattern/

Victory Patterns is a great sewing line for adults and of course classic Collette!
This is one of my favorite patterns right now for the girls in my sewing class:http://gotopatterns.com/products/go-to-signature-dress-for-girls-pdf-pattern/

Thanks for all the comments too!! Couldn’t do this without your love & support.

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By: Cornelia http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451329 Cornelia Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:52:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451329 http://www.made-by-rae.com/patterns/
This is another source for patterns. Someone asked about patterns for adults. Rae has a pattern for the Washi Dress, which looks really cute. Oliver+S also has adult patterns – http://oliverands.com/SFNT.html

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By: Tulisa http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451318 Tulisa Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:26:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451318 I love the last pic the cut and pattern is awesome, thanks for a great idea for my daughters next outfit. Now all I need to do is find some fabric with a similar pattern and earthly colors. Awesome!

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By: lyann http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451307 lyann Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:51:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451307 I love Citronille french patterns. http://citronille.fr
Japanese patterns are great, no translation needed. The patterns are pretty basic and there are loads of pictures to go by.
Hope this helps.
Lyann

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By: lyann http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451304 lyann Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:45:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451304 My favorite sewing pattern for my little one! I highly recommend these patterns for beginners. If you are stuck Figgy blog has the answer!
I’ve been sewing for little one for years now, it’s much better than sewing for me. It’s easy to fit a 7 year old than trying to figure out the natural waist line for a women size.

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By: Joya http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451294 Joya Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:18:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451294 I was going to ask- does anyone know of any French patterns? Or I’ve heard Japanese patterns are wonderful, although I would need an English translation. I did buy a vintage (reworked) pattern from a Norwegian seamstress off Etsy that turned out great.
-joya

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By: Rachel http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451264 Rachel Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:31:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451264 IN LOVE with these clothes.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/figgys-patterns/comment-page-1/#comment-451262 Design Mom Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:29:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33311#comment-451262 Another vote for Oliver+S! I first learned about them way back in 2008 – here’s the post – and it’s been wonderful to watch them grow and thrive.

And I’m so glad to know about Figgys, too!

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