Sunday, April 1, 2012

Robin Top

I like knowing my life is completely and totally unique.  Lots of people went out to enjoy a spring day today.  Around the world, there must have been many who stopped at a cafe for brunch.  Some looked at email on their smart-phones while waiting for the waiter to bring the bill.   I was just one of many, many people enjoying my Sunday, in a very predictable and universally enjoyable way.

And then the unexpected happened.

How many people viewed the Style Arc Newsletter, only to see that a pattern company on the other side of the world had designed and named a pattern for them?  Can you squeal like an excited little cute baby pig, because I know I can!

And how did this happen, you may wonder?  Well, it was a very simple chain of events.  I found myself hoping that Style Arc would eventually design a simple top with short sleeves.  In fact, I had something very specific in mind, based on a top I'd tried on in a shop.  Clearly, it does not fit, but that is why I sew.

The idea came to me suddenly, and without delay, I sent these photos to Chloe & team and I (politely) asked if they might design a top like this.

Boom!  Ka-boom!  Sha-BAM!

I am sure you share my glee, and for that I am so grateful.  It will be very difficult for me to explain this to PIRLWHDS (people in real life who don't sew) but, I know, I can count on you.  You get it.  This is Fun City.

In other news, I've sewn a little, but have no photos.  I've been sick with a cold and putt-putting through the day-to-day mandatory life activities.    My energy should be picking up in days to come and I'll be back with more ...

Happy Sewing!

48 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that's incredible! And what a cute design too! I like how the drawn model on the cover has your hairstyle. :D

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  2. Yeah! I was reading the newsletter this morning and the name of the top made me think of you. And it really is you! Fun. Now you had better make up a few ;))

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    1. ha ha! yes, indeed I will make up a few. My wardrobe needs this!

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  3. Oh that is so exciting for you! Congratulations!

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  4. That is totally. Freaking. Cool!!!! And it's a great top, to boot. Thank you for doing the rest of us a service and getting Chloe et al to design it!
    :)

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    1. Ha!! I hope lots of people sew it and like it!

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  5. I can't wait to see the Robin top on Robin! I have just ordered a couple more Style Arc patterns. I decided to give them another try in a smaller size. I was inspired by your cardigans so I have ordered that pattern as well as the Hepburn riding skirt. I may have to give the Robin top a try :-)

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    1. The Hepburn riding skirt, eh? Sounds good!

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  6. That really is so very kewl! So when do we see one on you....hmmmmm!?!

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    1. I just placed my order :)
      I am seeing this top with summer skirts.

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  7. Super cool! How exciting! :)

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  8. The top is really lovely--and the story is very, very kewl. Feel better--and I can't wait to see Robin's version of Robin!

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  9. Love it. Talk about great customer service! I was also looking for a top like that for a woven fabric. I may make it my first purchase from the other side of the world. How cool.

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    1. oh that would be so great if you sew one, too!
      We all need a woven top like that.

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  10. What the??? OMG no wonder you're squeeling!!!

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  11. How cool is that. I love this top and will be making it.

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    1. oh it will look nice on you!
      such a classic.

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  12. Oh, they even gave the drawing your hair style! How flattering, to have a pattern named after you. You must make it up in a thousand different fabrics, and wear one every day for three years.

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  13. I am SO impressed! This is true sewing-world famousness!

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  14. Very cool! Although, isn't this the least they can do for you after all the promotion you did for them? It is a nice pattern, maybe I'll get one. Now I start wondering what the stories behind the Linda and Cate and Abbey... are.

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    1. That is a good question - are there stories behind the names of the other patterns?
      Your point about promotion is interesting. I am an enthusiastic customer. I certainly don't feel entitled to any special treatment, that's for sure!!
      :-D

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  15. You squeal all you like - how awesome !!

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  16. Very, Very cool! I got the e-mail and was attracted to the top immediately. I even checked the site for it. Will wait till the free pattern is something I like ;)

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  17. Where is the like button??

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  18. I'll order it now, so I can be ready to sew along with you, as you make it perfect! I saw it yesterday and loved it - intrigued (and happy) it was for wovens. I've been sewing lots of knits lately, and I'm ready for a change.

    I'll have to think of a way to zip that up - I kind of like to dress myself ;) I better get back to yoga right now, too.

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  19. As soon as I get home I'm measuring myself in centimeters and ordering that pattern. It's a classic and will be wonderful if I can get it to fit...how exciting to have a pattern named after you. I hope it's a best seller!

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    1. Awesome! I know what you mean about fitting. That will take a little time & effort, but it will be worth it.

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  20. WOW! What an honor and a very cute top too. I'll definitely have to make this one.

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  21. Congrats on having a top named in your honor! I love that the pattern!!

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  22. Congratulations on your immortality!

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    1. oh, I thought you wrote "immorality". LOL.

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  23. OMG...You are a designers muse....seriously impressive!!!!

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  24. Wow! That's a great top and thanks for inspiring the pattern makers with your request.

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  25. That is so cool! Unfortunately I need hours to make style arc patterns fit me. But this might actually be worth the effort :) It's so cute!

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    1. Butterfly, it takes me a long time to adjust any bodice pattern, too.
      That's why I intend to use it over and over again!

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  26. I have just found your blog and have been loving every moment soaking it up -- and then I saw this! So cool to have Style Arc make you a pattern! (I wish I could claim that Creative Cate was me, but alas, no). Seriously, this is majorly important stuff!

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