The fact that I decided to go to FIT to study fashion still surprises me to this day. The truth is, it was sort of out of left field. And I was really pushing myself to apply as I was not at all qualified (in fact, the first time I applied, I wasn’t accepted). The fact that I kept pushing and learning and trying harder is a true testament of my deep love for creating clothing. The reason it surprises me is because I discovered this love a little late in life. But honestly, I’ve always been a late bloomer.
One thing I quickly learned in fashion school is that I was far more interested in creating clothing than I was designing it. It was around this time I discovered the growing indie sewing community and knew I had found my niche. Somewhere around 2011 I decided that one day I would be designing and selling sewing patterns, even though I had no idea how I would make it happen.
Fast forward to 2017 and I am so excited to debut my first pattern. Growing with the amazing online sewing community has been such a blessing, and I couldn’t be happier to be able to provide that community with quality, unique patterns drafted with a petite frame in mind. The handmade movement is one that I hold dear to my heart, and I look forward to contributing my unique design and construction style.
Amy Nicole Patterns are for gals of small stature with big personalities. My aesthetic is playful, vibrant, and quirky while keeping comfort in mind. You will not find your basic t-shirt and pants patterns here! Not petite? No worries! Each Amy Nicole Pattern can be easily adjusted for taller frames and includes ample instruction and guidelines for doing so.
My instruction style is as unique as my design. I teach in the same way I sew, a method I call the “assembly line”. This technique will help you make less trips back and forth to from your machine to your iron, and hopefully help you to be come a faster, more efficient sewist.
I can’t wait for you to sew along with me as I grow my pattern line to offer a whole wardrobe full of fun yet comfortable clothing.