Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Pattern Probe: Introduction

Hello! I know it’s been a while, but I am back on my blog with a new topic to post about.

I have a few posts that highlight my attempt to make fashion items based on stuff I’ve seen in magazines and the Internet. I wanted to flex my crafting skills and make some things for myself that I can’t afford to buy in real life. The category is Copycat Fashion and you can go here to check it out.

Anyway, part of that activity was me buying commercial patterns to sew with. I noticed that so many luxury fashion products (clothes, jewelry, purses) have basic pattern designs that I would find in Joann’s pattern section. If I’m lucky, I can get a pattern for as little as $0.99 each.

I have about 117 patterns total, which is a LOT of patterns. They are too easy to buy, especially when they are on sale, and they have accumulated in my space. It’s time to start using them and I thought it would be neat to document my process and give a sort of review on how well I did making the garment and if the pattern is good to use.

So stay tuned for my first Pattern Probe post! 🙂