Run Jump Hop Skip Pattern Release and Tour Announcement

Today is the day!  I am pleased to announce the release of the Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants Pattern!  Virtual streamers, whistle blowing and corks popping - Yay!  Run on over to the Stitch it Now Etsy Shop to grab your copy.

Click the link above to purchase your own copy from the Stitch it Now Etsy Shop

Click the link above to purchase your own copy from the Stitch it Now Etsy Shop

If you've been following the Stitch it Now Blog at all, then you'll know I've been offering this pattern as a pre-cut pack for nearly six months now.  This pattern has been in development since November 2013.  When I first started the pre-cut packs I decided to make my own patterns, I wanted them to be the way my boys and I liked them, there wasn't much use selling something we didn't love.

I've been sewing since I can remember (thanks Mum) and had started drafting my own patterns since my two little boys arrived in the world, when I became enthused for sewing again.  The whole grading process had me worried!  Then, how to sell my pattern??  I chose a digital PDF version, instant gratification and none of those additional postage costs!  Which meant I had to learn a bit about that too!  Luckily for me I found some wonderful professional people to help me along my journey and this pattern wouldn't be here today without them.  Although this pattern was fully drafted and mostly digitised by the time I came across Pattern Workshop, I have to thank Lauren Dahl and all the ladies that make up that wonderful community - without their knowledge and know-how I wouldn't have known where to start with my testing and marketing process!  And now thanks to Lauren's fabulous Pattern Workshop, any future patterns I make, I can fully make myself - can't wait to do that!  If you are interested in making your own digital patterns for pleasure or business, I highly recommend visiting Pattern Workshop.  It will change your life :-)

On to the pattern. I have sewn up many versions of this over the last months and in many sizes.  Unfortunately I haven't taken a lot of photos of the sizes, other than those that fit my boys! Speaking of my boys, they are currently 6 and 7, and wearing sizes 4 and 8, respectively.  There are a tonne of photos on the Stitch it Now blog like here and here and here too.  Oh and you can buy some of my versions as a pre-cut pack in the Stitch it Now Etsy Shop, if you are interested.

So, I decided to do a test and see what feedback I would get about the Run Jump Hop Skip Pattern.  I had ladies sign up from all over the world, of all varying sewing skills and professional backgrounds.  They had a week to sew it up and share their feedback.  The feedback was invaluable and together we have polished this pattern.  A number of the ladies have signed up for a Tour of the Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants Pattern and it will run from 24 June - 5 July 2014.  Stick around to hear what they have to say about this pattern over the next two weeks.

These are just some of the instructions you'll find in the Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants Pattern.

These are just some of the instructions you'll find in the Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants Pattern.

So without further ado, you can head over to the Stitch it Now Etsy Shop to grab your very own Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants pattern.  Your kids will love you!  And if you have any questions about the pattern, make sure you send me a message prior.

Before I go though let me tell you about the Run Jump Hop Skip Tour and the giveaway, of course there's a giveaway!!  Wouldn't be a party without presents!

First off the lovely ladies who are on the Run Jump Hop Skip Tour:

And now the Giveaway!

What would a new pattern release and Tour be without one?  There will be three randomly drawn prizes. The giveaway will be open from today until the end of the Run Jump Hop Skip Pattern Tour, closing on midnight Saturday, 5 July (AEST).  Please enter the giveaway by commenting on this post.  Tell me what your favourite fabric would be to make your child their very own pair of Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants.  One entry only please and remember, if you are commenting anonymously be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you post the random draw should you be a lucky winner, goodluck!

First Prize:  A copy of the Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants Pattern and a $25 FabricWorm Gift Card so you can go purchase some gorgeous fabric to make up your own pair of shorts or pants.

Second Prize:  A copy of the Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants Pattern and one (1) metre of your choice of one (1) of the Etsuko Furuya Echino Fabrics shown below to suit either a boy or girl, so you can make up a unique pair of the shorts/pants for a child in your life.

Third Prize:  A copy of the Run Jump Hop Skip Shorts/Pants Pattern of your very own to inspire you to use up your stash (I know you have one!).

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Happy Sewing!








9 Comments

Deb Cameron

I am a stay at home Mum (SAHM). I have two beautiful boys who are now both at school. This crazy idea has been rattling around in my head since my boys were babes and I learnt all about the power and pleasure of 'nap time'. Oh the things I achieved during those two, sometime three, hour afternoon naps. This is my time to share a dream I have with you and maybe make your nap time a creative powerhouse too! A place where it is handmade with love and unique by you - Welcome!