drawings for sewing patterns

Posted on June 9th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

Earlier this spring I did some illustration work for Meg McElwee. She is a sewing pattern designer and the creative mastermind behind the Sew Liberated blog and pattern shop.  After doing the instructional drawings and outer envelope line drawings for a couple of her patterns, I’m excited to see that they are now printed and in the shop!

I’ve sewn some of Meg’s other patterns as well and I would definitely recommend them. They are clear, well written and easy to follow – besides being stylish and downright cute!

Some of her patterns are for babies and children, although the ones I recently worked on are both women’s tops. They are the Aurelia Cardigan (shown in these drawings) and the Mariposa Tee. I also did the envelope drawings for the Bohemian Carpet Bag.

I really had fun doing this project. My part included a mix of sewing and illustration and I thoroughly enjoyed each part. I look forward to doing more patterns for Meg in the fall  – it is very cool to have a job that combines two of my favorite activities. 🙂

Please hop over to Meg’s website and take a peek if you get a chance, and check out her blog as well!

One Response to “drawings for sewing patterns”

  1. mimi says on :


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