The most questions I get by mail and e-mail are about my pattern sizing for
I've discovered that you're so used to the BIG pattern companies, and all of the things you do so naturally to get them to fit, that you have a hard time accepting that my patterns will work without as much intense effort on your part. That was the idea. I do know that there are some smaller pattern company's patterns that are clearly a problem...a pants pattern designed for "an average 5'8" consumer" when the average American woman is 5'4" tall and 144 pounds and it lists one yard of 60" fabric for all sizes, 4-18...yeah, sure. Another sewing educator has you completely fuse the pants fabric with interfacing--$1,000.00 to anyone who can show me this method on a pair of Armani, Chanel, or Donna Karan pants. So I can now understand why you may be skeptical. So let me hopefully enlighten those of you who need this, and reassure the rest of you that things will turn out just fine. My patterns have been reprinted and sold thousands of each style, without advertising. Word of mouth and enthusiastic seamstresses everywhere have responded to these innovative classics.
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