Have you seen Megan Nielsen's new patterns?
You probably did, since they've been out for almost three weeks, but I couldn't not feature them on my blog, because not only Megan is one of the sweetest people I've had the pleasure to exchange emails with, she's also extremely talented and she did a superb job once again.
I originally meant to have a little tete-à-tete with her and ask her to present the new patterns for us, but since she has recently been interviewed by Maddie and she did a very comprehensive series of post on her new creations, I'll just give you a quick look of the patterns and link back to her posts (click on "Read more" below).
I really recommend the read if you're interested in these patterns: these posts clearly show the amount of work that went into this release and that Megan really knows what she's doing. Also, I always enjoy reading about the inspiration of an artist.
"Full wrap skirt with graduated hem, and attractive cascades along the hemline. Aimed at a beginner level this skirt is perfect for every day wear, but also dramatic enough for a special occasion."
"A stylish wardrobe basic, this woven tank top and dress features relaxed fit, scoop neckline, and curved hem. Full of potential and ideal for casual and more formal occasions."
"Ideal for every day wear, this modern take on culottes combines the practicality of shorts with the cuteness of a circle skirt. Pattern features a fitted waistband, wonderful drape, invisible side seam zipper and hidden centre front and back pleats to create the illusion of a skirt."
"This versatile design works equally well casually, as it does for more formal occasions. Features attractive cut outs over the shoulders, loose fit from below the bust, button closures at the neckline, and a cute collar."
Now, I have good news for you.
For all my fellow Europeans seamstresses, getting these patterns directly from Megan means waiting quite a long time, and if you're considering to purchase more than one, shipping costs from Australia can add up very quickly.
So, I teamed up with Alice of Backstitch, my go-to online store for patterns (based in the UK) and she generously offered to one of my readers one pattern of your choice from Megan's new collection.
In order to win, you just need to follow Backstitch on Twitter and leave a comment below before Saturday, June 1st at 11:00pm GMT. The giveaway is open internationally.
Please leave an email address so I can get in touch with you (you need to write it in the comment, because I cannot access the address you leave in the Disqus form).
For en extra chance to win, follow the Backstitch blog and leave a separate comment.
Good luck, everyone!