I have a new pattern available for sale on Craftsy. It’s called “Jessica’s Alphabet.” I hope people like it as much as I do.
I did intend to post it on Etsy as well, but I’m kind of miffed. I don’t like all the fees, especially when I don’t sell enough to make it worth it in the end. On the other hand, Etsy is the only place I’ve had any success with sales. I’m at a bit of a loss for what to do here. Craftsy is nice because it is totally free, but their search is horrible. Your items get lost in a sea of others, with no way to add tags or anything to make it stand out. In fact, beyond a category, I don’t think you can conduct a keyword search through patterns on Craftsy, at least I can’t see how. Keyword searches are really simple as far as database design goes, so I’m not sure what they are thinking in not including one. Ugh. A loud, resounding, “UGH.” I guess the point of all this rambling on and on is to pose the question: Where is the best place for indie pattern designers to post their patterns for sale? I looked into Storenvy, but it doesn’t look like you can sell files on there, just items.
Enough whining. I’ve also been sewing:
I pulled this cute little skirt together in an afternoon, using a to-die-for flamingo print. No pattern, just did it.
And above is a close-up of my invisible zipper installation. I’m going to brag. It looks ace. Good job, me. I also used a blue ribbon as hem tape for a nice and light finished hem. Unfortunately, I didn’t get pics of that bit. I have fabric for another skirt, but a little gremlin (who looks like my son, no doubt) has run off with my bobbin cover plate. Whoops.