It’s no secret that while I love all body shapes, I’m most enamored with the hourglass form.
I have lots of designs coming up for fall that slip easily into any kind of wardrobe, that flatter all kinds of shapes, but this spring I was on a serious curves kick. Have you seen Caro’s Petrea (rav link)? I love my Petrea, don’t get me wrong, but my hourglass waist took a hike with the first 9+ pound baby. Caro has the shape I had in mind when I sketched Petrea in the first place, and it looks jaw-droppingly stunning on her. (Seriously, click through that link. Mrowr.)
This weekend I put the finishing touches on another springtime design that I’m calling Vignette.
This cardigan definitely also highlights and celebrates a curvy figure, but unlike Petrea it will exaggerate the curves on those of us with straighter figures, making us look more hourglass.
I’m a little stymied as to what to do with it, actually. Most of my designs for the fall will be released in two collections: One a collaboration with other fabulous designers (squee), and one of my own designs following a striped theme. And then there’s this sweet little sweater-girl cardi. Do I release it on its own? Do I save it up for some larger collection in the winter?
Thoughts? Desires? Do you prefer individual pattern releases, or the excitement of a full collection being released all at once?