I've been thinking about everyone other than the 'big' pattermakers (which I count as Butterick-McCall's-Vogue-Kwik Sew, and Simplicity.)
You recognize this pattern, right?
Do you consider BurdaStyle a 'big' patternmaker or not? I'm inclined to think of them a big but maybe that's only from my perspective of going on their website pretty much all the time.
Sometimes I just forget about the smaller patternmakers. I have to admit that I mostly just download BurdaStyle patterns but there are so many great pattern designers out there! Maybe it's time for me to branch out?
What about this one?
What are your favorites?
Here's a list of the smaller/less well-known patternmakers I'm more of less familiar with. I really just wanted to have a list all in one spot that I could refer to when I need inspiration. I'll add to this list as I discover/remember/am reminded of others.
- Victory Patterns
- Amy Butler
- Lolita Patterns
- Ohhh Lulu
- Papercut patterns
- Grainline Studio
- Jalie Patterns
- Hot Patterns
So help me out - what designers have I missed?
Am I the last home sewer that doesn't own this pattern?
What is your go-to designer? What do you love about them?
Is there anything about these little pattern makers that you don't like?
As I mentioned above, I don't buy many patterns from these designers but I'm not entirely sure why. I guess some of the designs look a little 'homemade' but it's not like I don't know I can add interesting details and use great fabric to make a plain pattern look more sophisticated. And certainly, with my pear shape I should be all over Sewaholic's Thurlows. Maybe it's just the price? And shipping to Canada isn't cheap but many independent designers have download options. I can't figure it out!