Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Whimsy Couture Interview and Giveaway!
This week we are happy to introduce you to a wonderfully talented new PDF pattern designer, Denise Knapp, owner of Whimsy Couture! We are carrying 30 e-patterns from Denise at SewBaby. Denise was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself and offer a giveaway of 3 of her patterns of your choice!
I was born and raised in Germany and moved to the States over 10 years ago. I live in the outskirts of Washington D.C. with my husband, two kids and a dog.
I learned sewing in school when I was 12 and loved it ever since. Years ago when my little boy was born I discovered how fun it was to make baby clothes and slowly went into drafting patterns. My own pattern line started around Summer of 2009 with only 2 girls dresses. I went to a pattern making class and got the hang of it. Then more and more patterns came out. My goal is it to offer patterns for everyone, kids, adults, pets etc.
It's very important no matter what pattern you buy but beginners want to read the entire pattern and instructions before beginning. Most questions can be eliminated by understanding it beforehand. Then, my next advice would be "practice, make mistakes and learn"
I offer downloadable patterns which on most sites will be emailed. The customer can sewing start right away. I try to keep my patterns as much "handmade" as possible so the commercialization will be at a minimum. Although a commercially produced or printed pattern looks more professional but I like it more handmade and personal. I also offer great customer service with help and advice for newbies.
Thank you, Denise, for sharing your creative skills with all of us. You are a great inspiration for beginning and advanced sewists alike!
Posted by Ann Brodsky