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Date: 2/10/11 8:23 PM

Check out Project Runway designer Suede's three hot looks for Simplicity here. I like them!

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Date: 2/10/11 8:50 PM

I like 2220, particularly the sleeves on the wrap blouse.

Jumpsuits I really don't like, and jumpsuit shorts even more so. Just a personal preference thing. The dress version of that pattern is fine. The 3rd pattern is basically just a circle skirt. Those don't really work for me, plus they are pretty common.

But 2220 has possibilities.

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Date: 2/11/11 9:07 AM

I only like the dress too! Though I love the back of the romper/dress. But my internet doesn't like the flash animations.

And I must be getting old(er) because I don't like the colours of the envelop. I keep thinking they are going to make my hands dirty, LOL!

I find it interesting that Suede will be at the Sewing Expo. It's comforting to see that home sewing is in a up swing, non?

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Date: 2/11/11 9:54 AM

Quote: lakaribane
And I must be getting old(er) because I don't like the colours of the envelop. I keep thinking they are going to make my hands dirty, LOL!

I don't like the envelopes, either -- the whole design of them is so garish, like a mixture of Barbie, Hello Kitty, and some goth teenager's room. But I doubt I am in the demographic for Project Runway -- most of their merchandise is marketed towards tweens and teens, it seems.

I agree that the dress is the most successful of the lot -- very pretty. I love circle skirts and those look adorable, but I already have a bunch of circle skirt patterns in books about making skirts.

What is it with jumpsuits? Does anyone actually see people (adults) wearing them? The only person I ever saw wearing one (and it was a shorts version) was my friend's moronic girlfriend, and she looked like she was dressed up in a sexy silk onesie. We were at an outdoor festival and people were laughing and pointing, I swear. They are the weirdest garment to me.
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Date: 2/11/11 6:21 PM

I haven't sewn any Simplicity patterns in years; however, several people in my Tailoring Class have had great success with them when it comes to fitting. Apparently, Simplicity has really altered the fit of their patterns. Who knew?!

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Date: 2/11/11 6:47 PM

i think they are awful. I dont even remember this guy on the show. I love that show also, and he isnt ringing any bells. Mondo needs to make some patterns!

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Date: 2/11/11 7:02 PM

Quote: sharkycharming
most of their merchandise is marketed towards tweens and teens, it seems.




Which is funny to me since it's us old ladies who have all the money.

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Date: 2/11/11 11:26 PM

for whom? I dislike simplicity patterns more than anything.

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Date: 2/12/11 0:41 AM

But I think the point is that this is just one line geared to younger sewers. My daughter is 18 and interested in sewing, but most of the patterns from the big 4 don't interest her much.

We old ladies have all the money, but we won't be around forever. And a few years down the road the young uns will be the ones with money. I mean, if the entire economy doesn't collapse before then.

Actually, I doubt my daughter would like those patterns and she would probably dismiss that Suede guy as a desperate overaged hipster, but still. So, I guess I have mixed feelings about marketing to young people that way. Really independent fashion-minded kids are probably not going to be won over by a cheesy marketing strategy. They might find it condescending. But I guess it doesn't hurt to try. With most patterns, I think the best thing is to ignore as much as possible the art on the package front and just look at the line drawings on the back.

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Date: 2/12/11 3:54 AM

I'm a bit disappointed. The patterns are fun, probably quite easy, but not too original. I hoped that in having PR young designers produce patterns, they'd be allowed their head. I can see that there's a niche for them, and they're probably commercial, but to me, less interesting than what was produced by the PR designers during the show.

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