Date: 2/9/10 10:09 PM
We're delighted once again to present Patternreview's Hall of Fame: the five prior "Best Patterns" recipients which also garnered 15 or more positive reviews in 2009.
"What becomes a legend most?" If you're a certain age or a student of modern advertising, you'll remember this post- "Mad Men" era ad campaign. Perhaps it's the retro vibe emanating from a couple of our Hall of Fame picks, or maybe it's the legendary status some have achieved, but that phrase kept wafting through my head while working on this piece.
What keeps Patternreview members flocking to certain patterns? For one thing, an overwhelming number of reviewers found these patterns straightforward to construct, with clear instructions and pleasing outcomes. But more importantly, simple designs render these patterns at once timeless and customizable, so they paradoxically allow us to avoid trends or embrace them, making the most of our sewing and design time. Each pattern appealed to sewers of all levels, and disappointing experiences were nearly nonexistent.
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