25 April 2014

Behind the Scenes... Patterns Be Printing!


Ooh what's that...



Looks familiar...


Something's a-cookin'...


Aha! It's a Tilly and the Buttons sewing guide...



Not my hands, no...



Off they go...

Miette and Mathilde are with the printers! You'll soon be able to get your own copy of the sewing patterns in the same super snazzy format as the crazy popular Coco pattern - printed on durable paper (no boring tracing), in 8 different sizes (sizing chart here), accompanied by a gorgeous photo guide booklet showing you each step in glorious colour, all sitting neatly in a spacious gusset envelope. Gusset. Every element of the pattern is printed in the UK, and the envelopes are made by hand - pretty cool, non?

It's such a joy to see these pictures, as getting Miette and Mathilde to the printers has been a lesson for me in how life sometimes gets in the way of the best laid plans. I'm the kind of person who likes to have a detailed strategy for pretty much everything I do (read: "control freak"!), but unfortunately I had to push those plans aside for a few weeks because of an unexpected health set back. Very frustrating that some projects have taken more time than I'd hoped, others have had to be abandoned, but the important thing is that I'm totally mended now - hooray! Sometimes you just have to go with the flow, even if it's a slow flow, bro', you know?

The new plan is to have the printed versions of Miette and Mathilde available by the time my book is out... ie. very soon! That way you can order the patterns and a signed copy of my book from my shop at the same time if you want to save on shipping costs. Alternatively, you can still download the PDF versions of Miette and Mathilde to print at home whenever you like. If you're subscribed to my newsletter (occasional news, no spam), you'll be the first to hear when you can order them.

Can't wait to share the goodies with you!

22 comments:

  1. Wow! That must be super exciting to watch your own patterns being printed! Conrgats!

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  2. Congratulations. By any chance, for those of us who have bought your Mathilde or Miette patterns online in the past, can we order a copy of the printed instruction booklet? It would be so nice to have the lovely booklet without having to pay for a second copy of the pattern.

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    1. Ooh that's an interesting idea, Katie. Hmm... unfortunately it's not something I can offer though as I've printed just enough booklets for the patterns.

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  3. So excited! I have my fabric for the Miette, but haven't got the downloadable pattern as I have to use the printer at work (not very reliable...) Will definitely be buying this as soon as it's available! And hopefully have it made to wear at the Make Good Festival!!

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    1. Great! So excited you're coming to Makegood!

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  4. Congratulations! You must be bouncing up and down from the excitement! I know I would :)

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  5. I've had lots of things printed (for work, nothing exciting) but never actually been to the press before, what a fab insight :)

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  6. Just wanted to say how much I love your blog, and congratulations on your upcoming book, and your patterns being printed. Will Amazon be carrying your book for all of us who follow you in the US? I hope your patterns will ship to the US.

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    1. The book will be published in the US in October so I assume it will be added to US Amazon then. In the meantime, I will ship books and patterns to the US from my shop!

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  7. Hi clever clogs!
    Hope nothing serious was wrong. I assume from your post that these patterns won't feature in your book then!

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  8. Wow so nice to see them in print.. they look lovely. It must be really exciting to watch them getting printed and to have it in hand.

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  9. That's super cool. Good for you!

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  10. Yay! What great pictures of the printing process. I am excited to get the print version!

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  11. Hurrah and hip hip etc!!!
    AND....I just made my first coco and linked to you too on my blog
    ....bestest Daisy j mwah mwah x

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  12. Thanks for the behind the scenes peek! I love seeing how things work, and it's so cool that you got visit the printers. And, I'm so glad you're better!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't actually visit the printers but convinced the printer to take the photos - he's done a good job, non?

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  13. Congratulations, Tilly - SUCH an achievement! Glad you're well now but equally glad they weren't your hands! :) I was wondering where the blue nail polish was!

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  14. Morning Tilly glad to hear that everything is now as it should be - sometimes life is a funny old business and when we think we are completely in charge of what we are doing it gives us a little kick to say 'hey, I'm in charge!' - lovely to see all your patterns coming off the press, exciting. Have a wonderful weekend. Big hugs and loves
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  15. How exciting! The patterns sound lovely, with the special envelopes and the instruction booklet... makes them sound more inviting than a typical paper pattern.

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  16. They look amazing...can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Mathilde!

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  17. No joke, I'm buying them a second time. PDFs v printed: printed wins in my book. ;)

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