|I know that it is really difficult to think of warm weather clothing when snow and the ice are pelting a large part of the country. If not that then torrential rain and mudslides. I need to think of something else! Join me? This all started when I read a post by The Charming Shams of Communing with Fabric. Several months ago she posted a piece on her difficulties with commercial patterns. At the time she was one of several who clearly stated deficiencies and deficits. The difference? She wrote a letter to The McCalls Pattern Company. McCalls publishes all the big four and prints just about every other pattern out there except for a few independents. Lo and behold she was contacted by The McCalls Pattern company and offered a one day meet and greet at the Puyallup Sewing Expo! A lady on a mission she was prepared and had many questions answered about the current state of paper patterns, sizing and many other issues. The executives there respectfully spent much time with her and provided information that I think appeals to all Sewists. Please click on the link to read the full article and see some insider views of the state of pattern design and preparation in the current market.|
Quite frankly it reminds me of the impeccable styling of independent pattern designer Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio. In any case, I think this shows a positive trend. Just wanted to add my 2 cents!