Happy Birthday, Pattern and Branch!


Today is the first birthday of the Pattern and Branch blog!  I can’t believe it’s been a year of blogging already!  Here’s a look back at the very first post.


Pattern and Branch turns one year old

Anyone remember this dress?

This was the first project I posted:  a Mary Adams/Alabama Chanin style party dress made from thrifted sheets.  What a fun project and what a fun year it’s been.  Thanks to everyone who has been a reader from the beginning and who has joined us along the way.  I look forward to starting another year with you of creating and discovering new, fun, and funny things.  Cheers!


6 responses »

  1. Congrats Lisa! Looks like your blogging experiment was a success. 🙂 Oh, and I finally got a chance to check out the Alabama Chanin books that you had mentioned in July, and wow, that stuff is amazing! Lots of inspiration.


    • Thanks! I’m so glad you got to check out the books. I keep thinking about what you said about sewing more slowly and, therefore, with a higher level of quality. I aspire to it. I’m getting there a little at a time. I also think I need to find those favorite patterns like you do and tweak them until they are just right and mass produce. Some of the Alabama Chanin patterns are that way for me, although with the forgiving nature of knit fabric I haven’t had to tweak yet. Maybe some of the necklines could do with a little adjustment, though.


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