Monday, August 16, 2010

PATTERNS by FIGGY's Interview at Crafty Mamas

A fun and practical line of patterns for kids. We recently interviewed the two  designers ( in blue) to find out exactly who Patterns by  Figgy's is and a little more about their super cute on!

CM:Who  is " Patterns by Figgy's"? Tell us about you!

Patterns by Figgy’s is the creation of two seamsters, Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage, who met online (flickr) through a shared love of sewing.  We both started sewing at an early age, and we have had the opportunity to practice a lot, considering that I have two 2 boys and Karen has 4 kids.

Karen also owns her own clothing line "One Girl Circus" and I am a sewing teacher for Modern Domestic, a sewing studio in Portland, specializing in teaching children how to sew.  We are complete opposites in all the right ways and completely the same in all the others.

CM:How long have you been producing your pattern range?

PBF has been around since 2008 in the baby stage but  I can honestly say that PBF wasn't PBF until Karen became my partner in late 2009.  We released our first line as partners in February 2010.  

CM:Describe "Patterns by Figgy’s" in 3 words.

Karen:  Stylish, Versatile, and FUN!  I'll ditto that.  

CM:Where do you get the inspiration for your gorgeous patterns, and their cool names?

We get the inspiration from so many wonderful things; online photo journals, our children, vintage patterns, FABRIC....really the list can go on.

The patterns that have an actual name are named after Karens' daughter & my niece.  The other names come to us as we design the pattern and the pattern chooses their name.  It's like naming your baby after you get to know him/her.  We find that each pattern has their own little story and we try to include this in the front of each instruction booklet.   

CM:What can we expect next from "Patterns by Figgy's?"

 Next up, we will be expanding our size range to include tweens and teens in response to popular demand.  We will have two lines a year for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.  Each line will include 4-5 patterns.  We also plan to be around for years to come and always have an open door policy!


Thank YOU!


Anonymous said...

what a great prize, drolling here.

Claire said...

Oh this is such a simple, but pretty pattern!

About Me

Crafty Mamas SHOP blog. Aussie agent for Farbenmix, Studio Tantrum, Stenzo fabric, Ottobre design. Stocking Hilco fabric, Mamu design and other cool stuff!