We’re Ali & Courtney. We met 7 years ago, and bonded over a love of sewing, wine, and giggling at bad reality TV. We design our own bag patterns and we hope that you will enjoy making them as much as we enjoy designing them!
Those of you who follow us on Instagram already saw some of our shenanigans from last weekend, but we wanted to make sure that all of our readers are privileged to the same suuuuuper relevant information we posted there.
So once a year, we go to Ali’s stupendous house on the river for our Wives of Whitewood retreat where we talk about our goals and plans for the year. Without our spouses, dogs, or children. It’s clearly the best part of our year.
After we enjoyed the amazing scenery, we made lists. We love lists. We may have even added things to the list just to check them off. Yeah, I’m looking at you, “7. make lists.”
In general, things were going really well. Courtney made Ali cut fabric for her since she’s still *VERY* blade-shy since cutting off part of her finger last year. #bestfriendscutfabricforfriends
But then we found the drink helmets. Enough said. (Also, who knew that drink helmets came with situational advice?!?)
And since Ali shouldn’t be the only one with embarrassing pictures, Courtney’s offering up proof of her new readers. She turned forty LESS THAN A MONTH AGO. So there’s that.
Beyond our crazy behavior, we truly do hope you’re interested in what Wives of Whitewood has in store for the coming year. We’re excited to let you know that we will release (1) a new paid pattern based upon our most popular pattern, (2) a new free pattern, and (3) a new add-on to an existing pattern. Here’s to an amazing 2019!
Well folks, we’ve had a good run. After five years of writing patterns, an astute customer let us know that we ain’t all that. Whomp whomp.
It turns out we majorly screwed up some of the Pellon yardage requirements for our Applejack laptop / tablet case pattern, which we know is extremely frustrating. We can’t count how many times that has happened to us over the years, and it always makes us shake our fists in anger. So please, shake those mighty fists at us right now.
(By the way, she is definitely our new spirit animal.)
So we are now adding this as our first post to “The Bad” section of our Morning After page so we can let you know what we needed to change.
If you already purchased this pattern digitally through Craftsy, the site will automatically send you the revised version, or digitally through Etsy, we have already convo’ed you to make sure you receive the new version. If you already purchased this as a paper pattern through your local quilt shop, please contact us and we will be happy to send you a reprint of the necessary pages.
For your reference, here is what the corrected fabric requirements for the Applejack pattern now look like:
We sincerely apologize for the oversight, and we ALWAYS appreciate when our customers let us know what they think about our patterns – the good and the bad!
If you don’t believe me, here’s a sneak peak of the rest of the issue. (Which is the July 2018 issue of British Patchwork & Quilting by the way.)
So I don’t know about you, but we’re going to be spending all weekend driving around Richmond trying to find hard copies to buy. #realdealpublication #webefamous
In all seriousness though (and you know how we hate to be serious), we couldn’t be more honored to be included in their publication. When we started on this adventure in our kitchens years ago, we never thought we’d see our company’s name in print. So, go, follow your dreams. Well, really only the good ones. Much love – the now famous Ali & Courtney