Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pattern Peeves

 Don’t get me wrong, I love how the pattern companies are issuing some patterns now with pattern pieces for different bust sizes. I love that. I  really do. But it seems like they are only doing the easy ones. The ones I could do myself in my sleep. So we get this one with the bust sizes done for us, 

but not this one,

which I am sure you’ll agree, is more of a puzzler.
In the interests of attracting more sewists to our beloved pastime, I have a radical suggestion to make to the big companies: offer all of the patterns with bust adjustments. And don’t forget our A size sisters, please. Please offer all of the patterns in all of the sizes too. I know you can do this: you offer some of them in size 20-28 and some starting at size 4 and 6 so I know that you know how. We can all agree that people come in all sizes and it would be nice if those multi-sized people could find their sizes easily in pattern land. I have friends who are size zero and friends who are size 26. I don’t discriminate based on size and the pattern companies shouldn’t either. It’s just good business to make more people happy. So what do you say? Will you issue this Vogue pattern with the bust adjustments for us? Because believe me, it’s making my head hurt trying to figure it out.


badmomgoodmom said...

Amen. But I won't be holding my breath because I suspect that they don't have anyone* who can figure out the adjustments either.

* That is, they don't want to pay someone with enough skill to figure it out.

Karen in VA said...


The Slapdash Sewist said...

Thank you for thinking of us A cup sisters! The idea that an A/B cup size will fit both is just laughable, but that's what most of them do. If a B cup fit me I wouldn't have to adjust non-cup-specific patterns.