About a week ago, I asked for your help with finding a name for my third pattern, which had the working title Tulipa. I received many more reactions than I could hope for, and they included some great suggestions.
‘Papillon’ was a popular suggestion which I liked a lot, but patterns with this name already turned out to exist, so that was not really an option. Nevertheless, Leentje, who was the first commenter to suggest Papillon on the blog, and Janelle, who suggested it via Facebook, will get the pattern as soon as it is ready.
Sanae suggested ‘Hana’, which means flower in Japanese. I really loved this idea (1) because a Japanese name would be a sweet reference to the fact that I used Japanese (Nani Iro) fabrics for three of the test versions and (2) flower refers to the tulip sleeves, but also to the fabric used for the version on the cover of the pattern.
On the other hand, ‘Hana’ is pretty short, and is also a rather classic girl’s name, and my second pattern (Tinny) already has such a name. I googled around a bit, and found out that ‘Hanami’ is Japanese for ‘the art of observing flowers’ – observing the famous Japanese blossoms more particularly. I instantly loved that concept, so Hanami is what I have decided to adopt as a new name. Thank you so much, Sanae! The Hanami pattern will be coming your way.