Sometimes I feel a bit lonely. There are lots of people who sew in the world — lots and lots — but most of them use store-bought patterns. Given that I am growing colder towards store-bought patterns, I am also finding myself feeling more and more isolated from the sewing community at large.
I can’t help it. The more I try to use purchased sewing patterns, the more I hate them. It’s the little things that get to me: the nonsensical design choices, the mislabeled pieces, the obvious laziness of a giant corporation that just wants to make money, and the way that patterns are drastically overpriced to begin with. Not to mention, they’re just so darn limiting.
Since the huge majority of the sewing community uses store-bought patterns, I am having a very difficult time finding blogs done by people who, like me, design their own clothing from the ground up. Most of the blogs that I have found are no longer updated. This saddens me, because I want to find people with whom I can relate, exchange tips and techniques, and just share the common interest with.
With each passing day, I grow more and more aware that I am in a bubble. Is it really so odd for a housewife to design her own clothing?