I am being a lazy cross-poster today. Part One of my co-written article on CAD can be found at Fashion-Incubator (part two should be published January 19th). My co-writer is Angela from Eve and Ellie. Check out Angela's website - it is beautiful! Kathleen did a great job pairing us up. Not only was Angela great to work with, but we both work with girl's special occassion clothing. My current special occassion work can be seen at One Small Child. Most of my work is technical design, but you can see some of my designs in the mix.
If there is interest, I can expand on some of my CAD drafting, grading techniques, pattern naming, organization, etc. In the mean time I am working on the back-end of my store, which is taking a lot of my time. I have been reading up on CSS, PHP web design and database management (for coding geeks only!). I decided that to truly get the website I want, I need to switch my store manager to something new. This is all behind the scenes and is in the building and testing stages. My current store countinues to work and is secure. The new store will be 100% more powerful!
So my grading projects and boys' shirt pattern revision is still in the works, just slowed down. I have my base pattern graded up to my needed size 24M. And guess what! The neck measures a little over 12"! Now it is only a matter of applying that neck to the shirt pattern.
In other news, the consumer product safety commission has issued recalls on more children's jewerly, rattles, teethers, and magnetic toys. Be sure to read this page!