Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Greetings from Muncie!

Hey there all - almost halfway through my consulting time here at Ball State, but wanted to announce a few new things.

It's funny when you have been designing for a short while, because you have sold/written/finished a bunch of patterns, but they aren't published yet so you don't have much to show for the time you have put in. Then all of a sudden it seems, your work shows up all over the place at once. I guess it's sort of like an actor that has been plugging away for a while, then gets a role that garners a lot of attention, and suddenly she is an "overnight success". People don't realize that overnight was several years in the making.

Anyway - here is a look at my newest pattern, The Flirty 30s Tank, in the current issue of Interweave Crochet. I love how it looks on the model, but I do want to point out that I am not a petite little flower, and I wear the top too - in fact I was wearing mine when Kim Werker spotted it and asked if it was available for the magazine. I have gotten several emails asking why the size range is so small, but it isn't - the measurements you might be looking at are for the area under the arms where the top band goes. The pattern goes up to a 52" bust, and it has more than 6" of ease for a drapey fit, so please don't think you have to be a size 2 to wear it!

The other thing I want to direct you to in a totally self serving way is a fun book of belts put together by myself and a gang of my friends. Check out Straight from Today's Designers for a downloadable book of belt patterns from all sorts of great folks, including yours truly, Robyn Chachula (who by the way was great on Getting Loopy! last night) Doris Chan, Amy O'Neil Houck, and many many others. Please go check it out!

I have to go back to work now -


Nichole said...

Its beautious!

Trillian42 said...

OMG! How did I not notice that was yours? I flipped through my IC, but I haven't really looked closely at it - I like that design! Yay!

the_lazymilliner said...

Mary Beth, this is goooorgeous. Great job. Mary Beth

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh my gosh do I feel like the dork now...lol I get that magazine and did NOT put 2 an 2 together...lol
Brain Dork here...lol Love the top, may have to try that one! That really is beautiful and looks comfy!

Norma said...

That is just the CUTEST THING! Congratulations, MBT!