Someone else must be inhabiting my body.
I love patterns. I have storage boxes full of them. I love to pore over every design line, dream about the precisely right fabric for each garment, and imagine a closet full of new clothes every season. New patterns are new beginnings. Getting every detail exactly right. When looking at a fresh pattern collection, I never think about ripping or correcting fitting problems. I only dream about the possible.
Odd then, that I am very “meh” about the new fall collections from Vogue, McCalls, and Butterick. Maybe I have finally reached my pattern collection limit, or possibly I have collected every design line ever drawn. It looks to me like this fall I will be sewing some of my TNTs (tried and true), or adding a few more independent pattern designers to my collection. Maybe the true innovation is happening with some of the smaller pattern companies, just like in other areas of business. Style Arc? Sewaholic? Oliver & S?
What are you excited about sewing this season? Any new patterns you love? How about fabrics? Tell me about what dreams you have for your wardrobe right now!