when i think of maddie and her blog madalynne, i think of a spun sugar shell with crystal rock candy insides. probably a bit of sparkle on it. i believe she'd like that description. it certainly makes me grin, and i smiled all the wider this weekend when i awoke to an email announcing her first pattern. i'm happy as a kid in a candy store to spread the news here! (i'm going with the analogy. please replace kid with bigger kid and candy with liquor.)
and, along with her sweet tart style, i do believe miss maddie has the skillz to pull this new venture off beautifully, as her posts on pattern making and drafting prove. however, she wants our feedback and constructive criticism on her first offering: the amerson undies. so, the (gorgeous) pdf is a free download. now, listen, envelope gals, this is only 8 teeny pages. the perfect number to dip your toes into the dark waters of the PDF pond (i'm looking at you, rachel). the pattern ranges from a 35 to a 40 hip, which puts me right at the edge of said pond. but, as to her request for constructive critique, curvier ladies can and should raise your hand at maddie's if you fancy a pair!
i love it when bloggers take their personal style and translate it into their very own pattern. it's like your good friend with that enviable closet of goodies is letting you borrow her favorite piece, forever.