Now, I know we all just hung out here yesterday, talking about bras, as people with breasts often do. But I’m back here today because there’s something important that I want to share with you all! That important thing is my first ever hand embroidery pattern, and it’s here for you to download for FREE because it’s about a topic I feel strongly about.
For a while, I’ve toyed with designing embroidery patterns someday as a ~side hustle~. I’ve been working on designs and looking into Etsy stuff for a few months now. A real shop is still a ways off, but yesterday something inspired me to design a pattern. After I read about Senator Elizabeth Warren being denied her time on the Senate floor protesting the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to Attorney General, I was pissed. But I was so excited to see that Senator Mitch McConnell’s quote about Warren being cut off has become yet another rallying cry for people disgusted by this administration.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
Like millions of women before her, Senator Warren was denied an opportunity to speak on a topic important to her. She was prevented from doing her job properly. And this all happened at the hands of a male-dominated entity. Still, Senator Warren continued to protest the appointment of a racist man to one of the most powerful positions in the country.
As soon as I saw that quote, I knew I wanted to turn it into an embroidery pattern to share with you. It’s free and relatively quick to sew up, making it a great project for the weekend. Like I said earlier, it’s my first ever pattern, so please don’t expect toooooo much. Still, I’m pretty proud of this pattern, and I can’t wait for you all to see it.
Anyways, I’ve rambled enough — here’s the “Nevertheless, She Persisted” pattern! It has the design as well as thread recommendations, as well as nerdy things like why I chose specific flowers. There’s some legal stuff in there too, like how you can reproduce it. After a million copyright classes in library school, ya learn a thing or two… I hope you like the pattern. If you make it, I’d love to see! You can tag me in the photo on Instagram or use the hashtag #maddiemadethis, or email it to me at hello @ maddiemadethis.com. Happy stitching, friends!