Thanks for dropping by!
Masheka, the illustrator behind Cake Patterns, and I put our heads together to come up with a sewing experience that will leave you with a pretty, comfy dress as painlessly as possible. We drew heavily on inspiration from Japanese craft instructions as well as my own experience and notes from teaching people to sew.
Last week in the Tiramisu Circus, I showed you a bit of the front pattern sheet, the Construction Overview:
Now, Cake Patterns Updates subscribers can take a sneak peek at the full front page! (feel free to share the link/pin/tweet/facebook if you like what you see, though!) I know this is all a little “new” and different so I’m hoping to hear what you think as we continue to work on the next two patterns due out at the beginning of the year. (Pavlova, Hummingbird)
So take a look, and leave a comment! I left the sheet as a large file, so you can click and zoom and take a look.
I’m especially pleased with the symbols- they indicate the process involved in each step of the instructions:
Each construction step indicated on the “Construction Overview” corresponds to an individually numbered construction step “cell” on the back, and the symbols show the process in each step “at a glance.”
What do you think?
The Pieces of Cake Game
Next month, I’m launching the Sewing Cake website, and to encourage exploration of the reference site I’m hiding 7 “pieces of Cake” around the pages and posts. Collect all 8 during the months of November and December for a free Cake pattern! Some pieces will be obvious, some less so and one is very much hidden. You can print the pieces and tape them together like a pdf pattern, or assemble them digitally and upload them to the gallery to redeem the offer when the time comes!
Everyone who assembles 8 “pieces of cake” will receive a free Cake pattern of their choice, and one extremely lucky entrant will “go” fabric shopping with me! Not in person- I will be their personal shopper to purchase the fabrics and all notions for their Cake pattern choice! I have access to a wide variety of beautiful knits, delicious suitings, and interesting eco-fabrics. I’ll also consult with you about your color preferences and environmental needs so your finished Cake ensemble will feel like a second skin! Estimated value: $150.
For now, I give you the first Piece of Cake! Click to download.