Thankful, Grateful, Blessed – for Jessica DeWit of Gracious Threads

I have always wanted to be able to design my own patterns for children’s clothing. As PDF Patterns became more popular, I began to believe that this might be a dream that I could achieve. So, in the spring of 2014, I decided it was time to prepare. I wanted to understand all the facets of designing a pattern and I knew that pattern testing would not only hone my skills but also be an invaluable lesson to me. I was right. Jessica DeWit of Gracious Threads was the first designer that I tested for. She was testing the Starfish Shorts and I thought that this would be a great place to start! No only did I learn a lot from testing with Jessica over the next few years, I also gained a friend! We would randomly talk about cows and kids, clothing, and stress. I was able to watch her develop her aesthetic and her business. She is a kind woman and a talented designer. She has created many patterns since we met and has also managed to create a beautiful new baby!

She is a rock star and today I am Thankful for her!!!
I am grateful that she allowed me to test for her.

 

I am blessed to be able to call her my friend!

This month all metallic prints are on sale in our SHOP. When Jessica showed me one of her newest patterns, The Éclair Blouse, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! I knew that I wanted to use the Eclair to create a something casual but beautiful for my daughter with it. I plan to use Michael Miller Glimmer Glitz Dots and Glitz Chevron for this look. I am so excited to use these metallic prints for a casual shirt pattern. I think that it will elevate it and make my daughter feel as beautiful as she is.You will have to come back next week to see the results and to get a sneak peek at Jessica’s
newest pattern!

I am Thankful, Grateful, & Blessed for meeting Jessica!

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