Starting in June 2021, I'll be going on maternity leave. As a one-woman operation, taking leave is difficult. I was unable to do so when I gave birth to my first child 7 years ago, and I spent the first 4 hours of my labor packing orders. When I got back from the hospital after giving birth a few days later, I shipped those orders right out! I did what I had to do to get by, but I've always known I would try to do things differently if fortunate enough to get the opportunity again.
With that in mind, I've made the decision that beginning in June the retail portion of Wiksten will be on hiatus until further notice. Neither PDF's nor printed patterns will be available on the Wiksten website at that time, and I'll no longer be answering retail emails. There's still almost a month left to make purchases and receive pattern support. If you're longing for a PDF, now's the time to get it! I'm not sure yet when they'll be back.
But don't fret! You'll still be able to purchase Wiksten printed patterns anytime from your favorite sewing shop, either locally or online. (See a list of stockists here). During my "leave" the wholesale part of the business will keep running, aided by the fulfillment center, for which I am grateful. I'll continue to be available to my wholesale accounts via email.
I'll be back again once it makes sense, but I'm playing it by ear for the time being. It's been a long road to get here, and I'm going to savor every bit of this extra time with my sweet family. Thank you for all your support!