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So many new companies! Which to try first?
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Date: 5/20/12 9:36 PM

I'm encouraged to see so many new pattern companies these days. Several bloggers have created very long lists. Have any of you tried them? If there was a "top 10" list, who do you think should be on it, and why? Are you willing to try a new company right away, or do you tend to wait for them to become popular? Any companies that are least known, but with good potential, and deserve some public exposure?

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Date: 5/20/12 9:52 PM

My faves, and the only ones I really like to use now are;

Jalie
Style Arc
La Mia Boutique magazine
original Kwik Sew (ie before the sell-out; after the sell-out, not so sure yet)

Not really "new" companies cept for Style Arc...but I just ignored that part of your question.

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Date: 5/20/12 10:03 PM

Not really new, but I like Cynthia Guffey and Peggy Sagers (silhouette patterns). They both are so helpful and generous with their advice. I like being able to email a question and getting a personal response.

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Date: 5/20/12 10:42 PM

Decades of Style. If you like vintage, they're great and they have excellent customer service.

Couple of years old now, though.

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Date: 5/20/12 11:10 PM

LOVE Jalie. I have about 20 of their patterns to my defense, I have sewn up most of them. I also really like Ottobre, but they are not really new either :)

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Date: 5/21/12 11:42 AM

Thanks for alerting me to the La Mia Boutique magazine. It looks very interesting, and more my type than Burda.

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Date: 5/21/12 11:47 AM

Marfy -- well drafted with interesting darting -- from Italy.

Otherwise I use Pattern Master Boutique to draft patterns to my measurements.

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Date: 5/21/12 11:49 AM

I also like Patrones magazine (Spain) and looking forward to getting a couple of Manequim issues from Brazil this month.

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Date: 5/21/12 1:36 PM

Jalie
Christine Jonson
La Mia Boutique
Burda

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Date: 5/21/12 2:18 PM

Not necessarily all that new, but I have several favorite independents:

* HotPatterns (stylish patterns drafted for a curvy figure)
* Colette Patterns (vintage-inspired patterns drafted for a curvy figure)

I love these two companies because I need to make fewer adjustments for fit for my figure.

For kids: Oliver + S...really cute kids' clothes with great instructions.

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