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Over The Horizon

Yesterday was the Fall release… and that kind of thing gets me all contemplative.  It got me thinking about everything that’s happened for me this year. And I’m kind of blown away, and incredibly grateful at the same time. I remember launching my line back in Jan/Feb and wondering if it would go anywhere. I was so nervous and unsure of myself. What if no-one liked my designs? What if no-one ordered anything? I guess that was silly in retrospect… Spring did so well, that here I am on my second collection.  And after yesterday,  I feel really really good about how this collection has been received.

I’m just so thrilled. I feel successful, even though my brand is still small, and I know if I compared myself to bigger designers I probably wouldn’t feel quite so good anymore, but for me this is everything I’d hoped for! I can’t even put into words how happy it makes me to know that there are people out there wearing and enjoying my designs. Really, I couldn’t ask for more than that. I guess I have an unusual definition of success!

So it makes me ask myself: What’s over the horizon? What’s next? And honestly, I don’t really know how far my little brand will go – but I feel really good about it, whatever the case. I feel like if I stopped tomorrow (which I’m not planning on by the way), I’d feel really good about everything that’s happened. I feel really optimistic, and excited, and grateful for all of my wonderful customers and friends. And to all of you, my readers and friends who’ve been with me from the start – thank you for all the support and encouragement… because without all of you, none of this could have happened. 

Dress: Megan Nielsen
Scarf: Vintage, via my MIL
Shoes: Ninewest

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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what would a nerd wear
13 years ago

hurrah, friend! i was so glad to see all your pieces selling out yesterday. you’re a winner and your clothes are breathtaking!!
i think this is only the start of big success for you :)

13 years ago

You should feel great Megan! Your clothing is absolutely gorgeous!

Linda W
13 years ago

You are amazingly talented. Congrats on making your dreams come true and being a big success.

Annelise Nielsen
Annelise Nielsen
13 years ago

You’re clothes are selling out already!!

Next stop, House of Nielsen! :D

Dancing with Poodles
13 years ago

I think your definition of success is just right :) Not everyone can be Coco Chanel, but you’ve found such a wonderful way to share your creativity with the world. I’ve only ever designed clothing for myself, and you’re such an inspiration to me!


13 years ago

Wow I love those colours in the outfit!
It’s been such a good year for you, hope things continue to grow and get better & better! :)

13 years ago

I love the scarf with this dress. You look beautiful!

13 years ago

You did a great job–you should feel proud! Also I think that you’re your own best model. :)