Butterick patterns were released. How to say this delicately--they were "dowdy". What the hell?
No offense to McCall Pattern Co., I understand that choosing designer fashions is a business decision, they must appeal to as many customers as possible and by doing that, they really are forced to narrow it's focus to which products tend to sell the most. It's unfortunate but understandable. I really do like several of the looks from the previous release. Really fashion is mostly simple shapes anyway, it's what you do with that shape that makes it interesting. I've been much happier with BurdaStyle magazines offerings lately. It feels like they're paying more attention to fashion. Or maybe the McCall Company needs a photo stylist.
I worry about the home sewing industry and it's future. I want to see more teens sewing. I always felt that having this ability was incredible. It's kept my hands and mind busy, and when I was up to no good, at least I was dressed fabulously. I know fashion is still as big an influence on society as ever and with that, you'd think people would want to perfectly craft their look. I watch Project Runway and I know a bunch of other people do as well and if fashion is so important, why aren't more people wanting to make it their own?? I mean, I window shop online as much as the next guy and I can't imagine having to buy 9 or 10 garments at $200-$300 a pop every season or every year for that matter. I've saved so much money because I sew my own outfits and have my own style. I think it's important to feel like you deserve the best. Even if you can't afford the $450 Adam dress,
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