Just about a year ago I received a message from a delightful lady, Miss Mari Miller. To be honest, I can't remember which came first, but I think I showcased her blog on The Wednesday Showcase and then in turn, she had me do a post for a series she did on the types of sewing we do, i.e. cake type sewing. We finally met each other in February. There was a wonderful coupon offered to an incredible fabric warehouse. We both bought the coupon, met, shopped for fabric and had lunch. I instantly liked Mari...a lot!
While we were having lunch, Mari shared that she wanted to start her own pattern line. Not much more was said about it at that time.
A few months ago, she was just about ready to launch her first pattern and asked me to test it for her. It was The Avocado Hoodie.
Initially, the hoodie was meant to have pockets not only in the front, but in the back as well. Take a look at the picture below. Very cute idea, especially when you have someone that you can't keep your hands off of!!!!!!
Well, Miss Mari is not allowing any grass to grow under her feet. She has her second pattern just about ready to go. It's a very cute and versatile wrap skirt.
In the above picture you can see my hand in a pocket. When I looked at the pattern, I immediately thought that a pocket would be a great addition. There is not one in the pattern, so I drafted one for Mari and it will be available as a free download once the wrap skirt pattern is available
As soon as the skirt pattern is available, I will let you know. In the meantime, you just might want to head on over to her shop and pick up one of the Avocado Hoodie patterns. Once you pay, you can instantly download the pattern. Wow, what a concept!!!
Also, Velosewer did a wonderful interview with Mari. You can find that article here, http://www.cleverthinking99.com/2013/06/meet-mari-miller.html.
Hope you're having a great Friday!!