One of the casualties of my self-imposed working bee over the past few months has been my blog reading schedule. Less blog reading equals less discovering of new links to fabulous things in the internet and crafty world.
One bit of fabulous-ness I did manage to find (new to me, although maybe not to you) is the amazing work of Megan Nielsen. Megan is a young Aussie living in the US and has launched a pattern line based on a selection of favourites from her readymade designs.
Because 2012 is suppposed to be "The Year" of making clothes for myself, I ordered a couple of Megan's patterns just over a week ago. As you can see they arrived super-quickly from the US.
The packaging is divine and I love that the patterns have instruction booklets rather than the huge, awkward instruction sheets that tend to come with paper patterns.
I'm getting stuck into the "Darling Ranges Dress" already (I"ve made a muslin of the bodice in some of the chambray you can see in the first shot) and can't wait to try the "Banksia Top" as well.
I didn't know at the time of ordering but was happy to find out via her blog that Megan is organising a "Darling Ranges" sew-a-long over March/April. We'll be away for some of the time but I'll finish and post mine when we get back later in April.
Meanwhile, here is Megan's Pinterest page where you can see examples of Darling Ranges Dresses and lots of other inspiration.