Happy new year! Two weeks into 2020 and it’s already been an eventful year for us: we announced a new size range for Cashmerette and have been so thrilled to see the positive reactions to this improvement to our patterns.
Amidst getting ready for our first release of 2020 (coming in a couple of weeks!), we’re also getting serious about a pattern we’re developing for late this year: a blazer. Yup, you read that right! We announced towards the end of 2019 that we were starting to work on a blazer pattern, and there was So. Much. Excitement. Which didn’t come as a total shock to us—since the dawn of Cashmerette, every time we’ve released a new pattern, we immediately get asked if it’s a blazer. You all love your blazers!
But blazers are notoriously tricky to fit when you have curves. And we want to do a thorough job designing, testing, and preparing the blazer pattern before it’s ready for you. Combine that with our usual pattern development schedule and that’s why we’re now looking at a release in late 2020. But man, does that feel far away! So we thought it would be nice for you to come along with us as we go through our development process for this blazer, to keep us all excited and informed about the pattern that’s to come. Enter, our Blazer Bound blog series!
It’s always interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at a how a pattern is developed, and we think it’ll be even more interesting to see it happen in real time. As we go through each stage of the process—ideation, initial muslins, revisions, pattern testing, preparing for distribution—we’ll give you an inside look into how the pattern is coming together. And because it’s happening in real time, we don’t even know how it’s going to work out. (Heck, it could even not work out at all for all we know—that’s happened before.) So it might be a bit of a rollercoaster, but you’ll be able to go on that ride along with us.
We’ll be checking in regularly on how the pattern development unfolds, starting with our first post later this week where we’ll talk all about how we’re approaching this particular pattern and what challenges we expect to encounter. We’d of course love your feedback the whole way, and look forward to engaging discussions in the comments of each post.
Just think, by this time next year, we’ll all be sporting gorgeous, me-made blazers designed specifically with our curves in mind. Are we excited or what?! If you have specific things you’d like to see throughout this process, let us know in the comments below—and also let us know if you’d like to see more behind-the-scenes stuff like this from Cashmerette!