I have a confession to make. My name is Aisha, and I am a patternholic. I admit that buying patterns on sale is my weakness. I love browsing through my JoAnn sale brochures to see which patterns are on sale so I can plan my shopping trips accordingly. Between my love for pattern sales and the time I worked for So-Fro Fabrics many, many years ago, I have built a collection in excess of 600 primarily consisting of Butterick, McCall's, Vogue and Simplicity.
Like most of the "sewists" whose blogs I follow, I like reviewing ready-to-wear runway styles and picking out those which inspire me to create my own versions. While surfing on Style.com, I fell in love with Look no. 3 from the DKNY Fall 2013 RTW collection and proceeded to search through my pattern collection to see which one I could modify to make my version of this dress - and I think I did settle on one...
The only way this pattern could look more like the DKNY inspiration is if Donna Karan drafted it herself. And, since I'm not one for reinventing wheels, I guess you know where I'll be next Sunday.
On a side note, why do so many of you identify yourselves as "sewists" instead of "sewers"? Would it have anything to do with the title sharing its spelling with "a subterranean conduit that carries off sewage"? I recently read an article on ThreadsMagazine.com about the word choices and was just curious what you all thought. Please share your opinions below - I can hardly wait to read them!