Monday, February 24, 2014

Aspiring Designers Challenge!

Hi!  I am April—half of the creative duo over at Dandelionsn' Dungarees.  I am here blogging today as part of the Aspiring Designers Challenge.   My first pattern was the DarlingDungarees, and now, after several months' hiatus, I am ready for my second go!

When my older children were small, I sewed a lot for my twin sons.  Anyone with boys knows it can be hard to find creative patterns to sew for them.  I now have a 6-year-old son and he is always so sad because I sew for Big Sister and not for him.  Finally, inspiration struck.  I remembered the baseball shirts my older sons wore when they were 6 years old (17 years ago) and the Old Tyme Baseball Shirt was born.

I started working on this pattern last fall.  Then as happens with everyone, LIFE took over.  The pattern sat in my unfinished pile for several months.  One day, I was chatting with a fellow designer for whom I was testing a pattern.  She told me I should sign up for the Aspiring Designers Challenge and get this pattern into production already.  Having a concrete deadline was just the motivation I needed to get moving!

The Old Tyme Baseball Shirt is a loose-fitting shirt that can easily be layered over a long sleeve T-shirt for cooler weather.  It features a snap or button front and a piped placket and cuffs.  The simple design makes it perfect for embellishing with your favorite fabrics, embroidery, or appliqué.  It is definitely a design any boy or girl would love.

The Old Tyme Baseball Shirt is available in 3 size groups, NB to 18 months, 2T to 7, and 8 to 16, so your children of any age can be matchers!  You can get your copies in our Craftsy shop.  The best part?  This pattern is on sale today and tomorrow (2/24 and 2/25), one size range for $5, two size ranges for $9, and all 3 size ranges for only $13.  You can also win a copy through Pattern Revolution, after all, who doesn’t like to be a winner?  

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Make sure you follow along with our other Aspiring Designers this week and enter their giveaways!  You could be the GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of the week!

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