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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm....

Have you ever been really disappointed with a pattern?  I had really high hopes for a darling dress pattern and it just did not turn out well.  The under arm fit was much too small, causing it to bunch up and pull across M's chest...unwearable.  She was not a happy model!

I don't have high expectations for free online tutorials because they are FREE.  When I'm purchasing a pattern, I expect it to fit well.  The more I pay, the more I expect.  Am I sounding totally unreasonable here? 

I have a group of PDF pattern makers that I adore.  Even a few who trust me enough to let me be a pattern tester.  When in doubt, designers, please have your patterns tested in all sizes so a blogger doesn't write a ranting post about it :) 

Thankfully, I was able to add an oval patch under each arm to widen and lengthen the poor fit.  I don't have a picture of the "fix", but it looks good now.  I feel better now.  Sorry for the complaining...I think I'm extra hormonal today.  While I'm feeling b#@!*y, do you know of patterns to avoid?  Misery loves company.

1 comment:

Cole's Corner said...

I agree... some of the PDF pattern designers are great...some.... I don't even think they know how to sew AT ALL.

It's like they cut up a garment they have at home to make a pattern and try to grade it up themselves... pitiful.

It's happened to me. A lot.
But thankfully, only as a tester.
I mostly purchase the big company patterns- you just can't beat the price!