M&D Ep. 17 Jessica Pierce, 5 out of 4 Patterns, Part 1

Happy New Year Everybody!!!

On the first segment of this episode, I chat about what I did, what I made and what I watched on Netflix during the holidays. Here are the links:

Sugaridoo Blog: Puck the Penguin amigurimi project: https://www.sugaridoo.com/puck-the-penguin-cal-lesson-1/

Puck the Penguin Pattern by Irene of Sugaridoo

Puck the Penguin Pattern by Irene of Sugaridoo

Netflix Series you must see!

Netflix Series you must see!


Segment 2: My guest - Jessica Pierce, owner of 5 out of 4 Patterns

Jessica Pierce, Pattern Designer and owner of 5 out of 4 Patterns (with the Pierce family :)

Jessica Pierce, Pattern Designer and owner of 5 out of 4 Patterns (with the Pierce family :)

Meet Jessica Pierce, owner of 5 out of 4 Patterns. Jessica is an amazing person, and we had such a great time chatting about her, and her family and her awesome business, 5 out of 4 Patterns. We had such a good time, that we talked for an hour and a half! Haha! I split up this long conversation into 2 episodes, and I will release the part 2 episode next Thursday, January 17th (so you won’t have to wait 2 weeks for part 2).

Jessica has an extensive education in a field far far away from sewing …science, space and super technical teaching accolades that I could not begin to pretend I understand. Like I said, she is an amazing and super smart woman, oh, and did I mention she has 6 little ones…whaaaa??? Yes, she has 6 kids, and is running the world with her independent pattern company.

Here’s a super smart thing Jessica does…gets help and delegates. She has an amazing group of women who all contribute their talents to make 5 out of 4 an outstanding business. Rachelle Summers is a pattern designer and maker, Tasha Grey does pattern testing, and admin work - oh yes, and she has twins too! If you have watched the 5 out of 4 Youtube channel, you will have seen Laura O’Neal. Laura films the tutorials, tests patterns and starting to design patterns as well. Ashley is also a strong member of Jessica’s team and helps with admin.

Here are links to what we chatted about:

5 out of 4 Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5outof4PatternsGroup/?ref=bookmarks

5 out of 4 Pattern Shop: https://5outof4.com/
Jessica’s sewing machines:

Babylock Triumph replaced the Ovation model. There may still be some Ovations available at local dealers

Babylock Triumph replaced the Ovation model. There may still be some Ovations available at local dealers

Fabric Crush shop where Jessica will be teaching a swim suit class https://fabriccrush.ca/