Hello, fellow sewing enthusiasts and Sandy survivors!
We have power back in the warehouse now, and we have been furiously cutting and packing to catch up on the backlog. I’m on a short break right now, but I had to share something with you. As sewists, we have all experienced a LOT of frustration with commercial patterns. Just check out Phyllis‘ and My Adventures with making our dress form doubles to see adventures with slopers.
Today, I found this great thesis from North Carolina State:
It’s worth a read to anyone who wants to tear their hair out when trying to get a well-fitted garment. I certainly hope the big pattern companies read it. I’m cribbing a picture from the thesis to give you an idea of the egregiousness of the pattern companies’ bad fit:
If you want to get to the pictorial evidence, just head straight to page 96. Anyone who has ever tried sewing a well-fitting garment with Big-4 (and others, it’s not just the big guys) knows well these issues. It’s just nice to have someone independently verify them.
Well, break’s over. I have to get back to shipping out orders.
Oh, BTW – we’re extending the 15% off almost everything sale at Gorgeous Fabrics! We’re so grateful to be back up and fully operational, that we’re going to continue it through Sunday. Enjoy!!!
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