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Okay, I know you’ve been waiting patiently, and I still haven’t given a firm date for my collection release, but I can tell you all it will be in May and it will be soon. yayyyy

I’m sorry it’s taken so long, but since this is my first season working with a manufacturer it’s a much longer testing process. I’m learning a lot! In the past I could release the second I had my patterns and samples done, but this time I need to make everything a lot clearer since multiple people will be working on the garments, and I’m being extra careful that the patterns are perfect. Right now a lot of samples are being made and I’m just making sure that everything is being made exactly the way I want it etc. Maybe I’m a perfectionist, but I want everything to be just right before releasing!

Also, I’m doing a few things differently this time. Firstly, I’m adding free shipping for US orders – I’m always so thrilled when I get free shipping that it suddenly struck me as odd that I don’t offer it myself! hehe. Do you guys like that idea?  I’m also going to do a combination of having items in stock, and made to order – to try and keep up with demand. Lastly, I’m thinking of making my release at a different time. For both Fall 2010 releases I released mid morning on a weekday and a lot of people were upset. I felt terrible about it, because I hadn’t considered that those who work full time can’t online shop during the day hehe silly me. So i’m thinking a weekend would be better this time? Maybe nighttime? I just don’t know what would be the best for the majority. thoughts?

Since I won’t have the limitations of my own free time on how much I can produce, I’m really hoping it means things won’t get sold out as quickly this time!

Also I’ll be making my website updates (or rather Chris will hahahaha) to make things easier etc, so if there is anything about the functionality or layout of my store/website that you think could be done better, or if you’ve seen something cool in another store you think I should do – please let me know! Obviously I can’t make everyone happy, but if there’s something that is driving people crazy i’d like to try and fix it!

Guys i’m so excited!!

ps. these are all photos of Chris’ Grandmothers sewing box. When we were back in Perth over Christmas, we went to visit his Grandparents old house – and I had so much fun taking photos of the pretty things we found! I just wish I’d taken photos of the outside of the box itself – because it’s quite an unusual looking one!

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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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13 years ago

I think a weekend or evening would be great! I’ve missed out on your previous collections so I’m excited to get something this time around! I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with, I’m sure it’s worth the wait!


13 years ago

I think an evening or weekend launch is a great idea! Looking forward to your new collection. :)

13 years ago

Soooo super excited to see your Spring line! If it’s anything like the Fall, it will be beautiful…hopefully I can snag something this season! I agree, free shipping is the bomb and I love that idea.

13 years ago

I am so excited that you are doing free shipping! I really can’t wait to see your entire collection, I only hope I will be able to afford some pieces! I love the skirt I ordered, I just need to figure out when to wear it! :)

Alissa Reid
Alissa Reid
13 years ago

Love the picture of Chris’ Grandmother sewing drawer. Very cool.

13 years ago

I’m so excited to hear this news! I first heard of your work just shortly after you released your fall collection and was so bummed that everything had sold out! (I still look at the pictures and get a bit of clothes lust occasionally!). Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with, I know it will be brilliant!

13 years ago

I can’t wait! An evening or a weekend would be so great!