Tag Archives: sewing patterns

“Which pattern is this?”

There is a big difference between: Industrial patterns designed for the garment industry Commercial patterns designed for the home-sewing market …and it goes way beyond the topic of my last post about notches. Before I worked in the apparel industry, I … Continue reading

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Fashion Design versus Technical Design

Recently a job posting surfaced online for the position of Fashion Designer at an independent pattern-making small-business geared towards the home sewing market.  Applicants were encouraged to respond quickly whether “this is your dream job” on the one hand, or “you’ve … Continue reading

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PDF Patterns: Tested?….or just “Reviewed”

(completely random photos from my studio: this precious little ceramic pot was hand-made by my daughter’s dear friend , artist Olivia Shea) In my last post about pdf pattern REVIEWS ,  I mentioned that tester reviews are in a special category, … Continue reading

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