As I began my adventure in designing baby dresses, I intended on only making newborn size. I quickly learne that - though that size is great - Everyone wants a variety of sizes to go with each option. Jumping to the task at hand, I was able to create instructions for 4 sizes ranging from newborn - 12 months. 4 testers, 6 patterns in 4 sizes plus the 4 dresses I made to work with the testers was actually smooth sailing in order to release my first pattern pack of dresses.
On to the next task - Toddler sizes for the same 6 patterns. Luckily the sizing of the infant dresses was an easy fix. If it had not been, I may have stopped there! Honestly - The toddler sizing has KICKED MY BUTT!!! I should have taken pictures of the tragedies I came up with. (really, the dresses didn't look bad, but the sizing was just not right) I would work 8 rows of the pattern to find out that it was to wide or not wide enough and have to start over...not once, not twice, but at Least a dozen times. Grrrr!
Alas, I think my trials for the toddler dresses are coming to a close :) I have made the tops to an 18mo, 2T, 3T, & 4T. Now, to work on the instructions for the 6 different skirt options and get it all out to the fantastic ladies who test for me.
Once the toddler patterns are released, I will hopefully be able to figure out instructions for 1 more size to the Emerald City dress (which has not been released yet). I have also had requests for different sizing of the Angelique dress - That will be an interesting task, but I shall give it a try.
I also have an option for the butterfly pattern on the arms. I can't decide if I should type it up and offer it as a freebie option for those who have purchased the basic patterns, or if I should create a new skirt and release it as a new dress. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Have a safe and relaxing weekend and if you can, take a minute and notice all the beautiful flowers that are popping up everywhere and the birds chirping :)