A New Skill and New Pattern

 I bought this book last year, after reading this post over at MADE.  All the sewing patterns I've made up to now, I've done in Powerpoint.  It works well for straight lines and some curves, but it's not ideal.  So, I've been meaning to sit down and learn Illustrator....for almost a year now!  Guess what, I finally did!  It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and having this book on hand is really helpful.
 This book is really great.  It's small (7x7, 154 pages) so it's not overwhelming in size or information, but it's just enough.  It definitely takes practice, and I'm by no means a pro.  But, I was able to figure out how to make my very first, multi-page pattern.  This feels like a HUGE accomplishment for me.
 I've purchased quite a few PDF patterns that require assembly.  Some come together better than others, and now I understand why.  It's a little hard to get all those pages to line up perfectly.  I think my first one came together pretty well.
 It's not perfect, but it works.  And, since it's my first and I'd love to get some feedback, I'm going to post this with instructions for free!!  Coming soon....
PS - I couldn't find the book listed on the Nicole's Classes website, so  I sent a message to see if it's still available.  I'll post more info when I find out.


  1. very cool! And, will definitely try out the legging pattern as this is the season for them!

  2. My daughter just asked me for capri leggings. She is a size 8. I can not wait to try this out.