There’s one type of email which always gets me very excited – an email from one of the Big Four pattern companies informing me their new patterns for the coming season have been released. But the excitement is not for the reason you might think . . .
I follow quite a lot of sewing bloggers and I love reading their posts, but two bloggers in particular write posts giving their thoughts on new patterns. One is always a very serious and informed review, the other is usually quite hilarious and points out certain “weirdnesses”! So when new patterns are out, I look at the patterns myself, determine my own views on them, then wait in anticipation for these “pattern review” posts.
Recently I thought, “maybe I could write posts like that”, then immediately dismissed the idea as I didn’t think I’d have much to say. That was, until yesterday morning, when I received one of THOSE emails, from Butterick. It turns out I have plenty of opinions! So here it is, the inaugural edition of the Quirky Kiwi Pattern Review! I hope you find it educational/informative/amusing (hopefully it will be at least one of the 3!) 😀
Lets start with the ones I like.
NOTE: Just click on any of the photos to open up the Butterick page for that pattern (opens in a new tab.)