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It’s Time to Celebrate!

Best Sewing Patterns - Rosita Jacket

Our Rosita Jacket sewing pattern is a winner in this year’s “Best Sewing Patterns of 2018” PatternReview.com contest.

Have you seen her lately?

Rosita jackets are being made all over the world and in beautiful, creative fabrics.

Do you know where our designer, Christine Groom’s, inspiration for the Rosita Jacket came from?

Her inspiration came from two things; a piece of kantha cloth she had been holding onto for just the right pattern, and, Rosita, a wonderful woman who owned a shop in Anchorage. Rosita’s boutique is always full of exciting garments from independent designers. Visiting the boutique is eye candy for Christine, sending her home each year with a sketchbook full of new pattern ideas. It was an easy choice to design this jacket as our first pattern, and so we honor Rosita, who is no longer with us, by giving the Rosita Jacket her name. We positively enjoy seeing everyone’s creations! Through creative design, this jacket is reversible and can be made with woven or knit fabrics.  We’ve seen her made as a silk blouse, from reversible knits, jacquards and home dec, from quilts and shearlings, and from kantha cloth, of course.  

Thank you everyone!

We want to thank everyone who voted for the Rosita Jacket as one of the best sewing patterns of 2018 and especially those who wrote reviews on PatternReview.com. Your comments and feedback mean so much and are instrumental in making our pattern design company better. We read every one and, as a result, implement change with your invaluable input. Be sure to check out our blog on how to write a review!

ZigZag Designs Patterns

We hope you find all our patterns are the best sewing patterns, like a collection of good friends. Some are flirty and some are serious, some are loose and easy-going, while others are sleek and slim. Most importantly they are all so stylish!!

You can purchase the Rosita Jacket Pattern in our Etsy shop here.

Rosita Gallery

You can find a gallery of Rositas made by people just like you with these links: Pinterest  Website  

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There are a lot of exciting things in store for ZigZag Desgins in 2019. Three new patterns are being released this year! Make sure you follow our blog and subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of tips and tricks, new patterns and special offers, so you don’t miss a thing.

Thank you!
Christine Groom

ZigZag Designs strives to create patterns for young at heart, middle-aged women, with a goal of providing designs having unique style, an easy fit and provide for a creative use of fabrics.

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Meet ZigZag Designs Owner/Designer, Christine Groom at Artistry in Fashion!

We are very excited to announce that ZigZag Designs is a proud vendor at this year’s Artistry in Fashion on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

This fabulous event is held only once a year at Canada College: 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA. Over 60 independent designers will be showcasing and selling their fashions, jewelry, and accessories in the amphitheater and common area of the college. It is a fantastic venue!

You will find ZigZag Designs inside the theater building, Building #3, just outside the fashion department. We will be selling pre-printed copies of both the Rosita Jacket and Tammy Top patterns at a special discount during this event. Christine has just finished prototyping our next pattern and promises to have a surprise offer for those who are interested in a challenge!

Please come, bring a friend (or 2 or 3!), shop, have some lunch from one of the delicious gourmet food trucks, and certainly come by our table and say “Hello”. We would love to meet you!

Purchase the Tammy Top pattern at Artistry in Fashion for only $15.
Offer valid 9/29/18-10/6/18 with show code.

 

Purchase the Rosita Jacket pattern at Artistry in Fashion for only $20.
Offer valid 9/29/18-10/6/18 with show code.

 

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Introducing…Rosita!

Hello to my dear customers, friends, family, and new readers! 2018 is going to be an exciting year for ZigZag Designs. As many of you know, it has been a lifelong dream of mine to design fashions and create patterns. In December 2017, my dream became reality when I released my first pattern, the Rosita Jacket, for sale to home sewers.

I have been designing patterns for myself for years, and in the back of my mind I often thought that other home sewers might appreciate my patterns as well. I wondered what it would be like to test the market and put my pattern designs up for sale. So, a few months ago, I opened my Etsy shop and did just that!

It was about two years ago when I decided the Rosita Jacket would be the first of my patterns that I’d like to sell. And, since coming on the market, the response has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am so grateful to each person who has purchased and sewn her! But, what many of you don’t know is how I came to name this beautiful jacket. So, I’d like to tell you Rosita’s unique and special story.

Rosita was an actual person, a vibrant owner of a women’s fashion boutique in Anchorage, Alaska, in fact! Annually, my husband and I travel to Anchorage, and we always made a point to stop inside Rosita’s shop while in town. Her presence always filled the room with such an exciting energy, and her store was abundant with so many unique, wearable items.

Rosita was the ultimate sales woman, and we always left her boutique with a good time had, a heart full of laughter, and a few items to take home. Sadly, Rosita passed away a few years ago. Her son continues to run the shop, but she is greatly missed.

When I designed the Rosita Jacket, I designed it as an improved version of a jacket I had purchased from Rosita in Anchorage before she passed. Each time I describe the Rosita Jacket, I think of her, and as a result I have since come to refer to all of my patterns as “she” or “her”.

My patterns are like a collection of good friends. Some are flirty and some are serious, some are loose and easy-going, and others are sleek and slim, but they are all so stylish!!

If you’d like to see more of the Rosita Jacket, you can do so here. I do hope you give this jacket a try, she is a lot of fun!

There are a lot of exciting things in store for ZigZag Designs this year. Please stay tuned for some Rosita “tips and tricks”, photos, videos and more!

And, make sure to follow my blog and sign up for my newsletter.

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I look forward to connecting with you!
Christine