Monday, February 11, 2013

maddie's got a brand new bag


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.

13 comments:

  1. I loooove Maddie's styling!! I'm totally making a pair!

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  2. i downloaded my version first thing this morning, can't wait to try it out :)

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  3. Ooooh amazing!! Been waiting for this - Maddie's tutorials always hit the spot. And what a perfect analogy on your part, about indie sewing patterns being like borrowing someones style forever - so perfectly put!!

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    1. i was pretty pleased with myself on that sentence... thanks for letting me borrow your HAWT dress, girl.

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  4. I also loved the star spangled fabric she used for hers - serious Wonder Woman underoo action!

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  5. Thank you so much! I completely agree with the description you gave me - it fits me perfectly. I've been receiving a lot of constructive criticism that has been so great. A lot of things I wouldn't/didn't think about are coming up, which only means that I'm going to get an A+ on my next pattern.

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  6. So cute. I can't wait until all of her the other lingerie items she's been previewing are available!

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  7. I can't wait to make these, they are so adorable!

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  8. Adorable. The narrow hip range does give me the sads.

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    1. it seems it's a range... just less ruching on bigger sizes. i wonder what's the outside hip measurement...

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  9. Pattern downloaded. Opsss I should be on my offline holiday

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  10. Oona, thank you for this post. I never saw Maddie's blog before. I just love finding a new sewing blogger. The undies are really cute but I think I will need a larger size. :)But, the pattern is downloaded and I can't wait to get started....

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