save the date!

June 15th, 2012

I’ve been getting a lot of queries about when my store will be reopening and when Megan Nielsen patterns will be in stock again- don’t worry, we’re getting close!!

It’s taken a bit longer than I’d wanted to get things set up in Australia – but that’s okay, it’s best to do things right and not rush. Moving a business to another country turns out to be quite the epic undertaking hehe. There is a lot more redtape to set up in Perth than there was in the US, and moving our manufacturing over here has often felt like a case of one step forwards, two steps back – but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! We’re expecting our first lot of stock in the next few weeks, which means… I finally have a date for re-open! Why yes, i am over the moon! hehe

We are officially re-opening on July 16th – though if possible I’ll try and open earlier, as I know there are so many of you waiting for patterns.

Thanks so much for your patience everyone! We’ll have patterns back in the store very soon!

8 Responses

  1. Signe Marie says:

    Dear Megan,

    I received your Darling Ranges pattern yesterday, am done tracing and cutting and will sew it up this weekend. Your sewalong posts for it are extremely helpful, and I just wanted to thank you for putting so much time and effort into making your patterns. I bought it from backstitch in the UK and I can assure you, they are a wonderful stockist. delivery to Denmark was quick, and the pattern came wrapped in tissue paper with a handwritten note, thanking me for my order. All in all it has been a wonderful experience so far, I feel very lucky that I stumbled upon your designs, it was a total coincidence.

    Wish you and your family all the best!


    • Meg says:

      Signe! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! It is always so lovely to hear feedback like yours! And i’m thrilled to hear about the wonderful customer service you received from Backstitch – i will be sure to let them know!!
      Much love and happy sewing! xoxo

  2. Regena says:

    I do hope you carry that darling skirt that flashes across your page……aw2010
    Also, any tips for making the darling ranges fit a plus sized person with non plus sized arms?? I think I can make the changes but then the armholes get big too. thanks

    • Regena says:

      it’s the red skirt with the buttons and the pockets…love that!!

      • Meg says:

        Hi Regena!! I’m so glad you like that skirt – as it’s the next pattern we’re releasing! It should be out in late July/ early August!!

        With respect to making the Darling Ranges plus size – I have to admit I have very little experience with grading to plus size as of yet. Which unfortunately means I’m not really sure where to begin on grading the pattern for plus size, and leaving the armholes as is.

        My first thought would be to try and leave the armholes in the size that fits you, and then only grade from the bust point down and towards the centre front?

        HOpe that helps a bit!

        • Regena says:

          well, I know I have to do a FBA and making the waist bigger is easy. I only need about 4 inches total, so it isn’t a giant fix. will let ya know how it turns out.
          Can not wait for that red skirt and I am soooo not a skirt person!

  3. Rachel says:

    Yay!! Can’t wait! I have been searching ALL OVER for the Darling Ranges Dress and the Banksia Top pattern…. I’ll definitely be ordering as soon as they’re available again! So excited for yall to be in Australia. Spent 2 years in Sydney when I was in elementary school, and loved it! PLease have a meat pie for me…. I miss them. Can’t find them ANYWHERE in the Southern part of the States.


  4. Kat says:

    Hi Megan,
    Just wondering if you’ll have the survival materntity pack up when your new store is up and running? Can’t wait for to see your new patterns!