Sewing By Numbers
Welcome, friends! If you're a long time Free Notion reader, you've probably noticed that my sewing-world-surveys are on the rise.
"You think!?! BECCA! YOU ARE A SEWING SURVEY JUNKIE!!"
I KNOW! I can't help it y'all, I find this stuff FASCINATING. It's making total sense out of the "wild west" world of digital industry these self-employed sewing pioneers have built. No one is in charge. Designers work for themselves... but they work "for" their customers. The seamstresses buying their patterns work for themselves... but they work "for" their kids or their clients. The fabric companies work "for" themselves... but "for" the demand of consumers. Other than hind-sight being 20/20, it's almost impossible to know ahead of time what to know which of any of our ventures will be a success, and why. I like to think of these surveys as the first time each party sits around the board room as peers, ready to talk about our market, and ready to improve it's condition for everyone involved. Whatever your role in this digital sewing world - there's some survey, some data, discussed below to help you. And if there's not? You can bet there will be. You're welcome to request a survey/topic by emailing me becca (at) beccaduvalphotography (dot) com - and/or lend your voice to the data I collect by following my facebook page. I'll announce new surveys there, first!
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Why did I do this survey anyway??
Today I'll be sharing your list of most adored Boy Sew Patterns! You read me right! This is "your" list. 125 of you lovely readers shared your pattern recommendations in this survey. Thanks so much for your help!!
The tester series continues! I've interviewed designers and testers, read every comment on every thread, and worked diligently to sort my own feelings from those of the "masses." So today, I report some of the tester's poll results, and comment on them. A combination of what we DO expect - and what we SHOULD expect - in exchange for this "free" service we offer designers.
I recruited 145 of your sewing peers to weigh in on their favorite sewing pattern "Staples"! Here's the top ranking patterns on the "indie" market you can use to build your wardrobe with!
If you're on my sewing blog, there's a pretty decent chance that you sew. (I'm a smart one, aren't I???) And since you sew, you probably like to share those beautiful creations across the inter-webs. Maybe you blog, maybe you test patterns, maybe you just enjoy sharing creations with your friends on sewcial media. Whichever you do, you've probably taken one of the following...