Finished 2 more samples today for the prospective “hat making book”. I guess I have 7 finished patterns/samples now. I need to finish a few more samples, then I need to grade the patterns, take photos, write prospectus and send this thing out to publishers. Making these patterns has been so time consuming. Each pattern is drafted, tested in muslin, corrected, then tested in muslin AGAIN. After all of that I can make the sample from the final fabric while writing down every single step it takes to make the hat.
I am definitely feeling some relief at seeing the little collection of finished patterns and samples here. Of course next is the tricky writing part. Writing introductions and descriptions may take as long as the patterns took!