Confession time here. I don’t ever change patterns beyond fitting. Ever. End of story. My idea of wild and crazy pattern changes is messing with sleeve length. Some people use a tried and true (TNT) pattern as a base and just add details, change silhouettes, never buy new patterns, etc. Yeah, not this girl ::pointing thumbs at self::
I love new patterns. I get enough challenge trying to make the pattern fit me while still matching the tech drawing on the envelope. Beyond that, I have little interest in messing around with patterns. Naturally, I’m sort of having to do that. Not exactly big changes here, but still…
Last week I saw New Look 6892 reviewed at Patternreview.com and I knew I needed to have this style top in my life. I do not have this pattern in stash nor anything even remotely like it. My friend mentioned she had a similar one and offered it to me, saving me a trip to Hancock/Jo-Ann, hence the OOP New Look 6809 ending up in my hands. Are there a huge number of changes, no, not really. However, I realized something about myself as prepping this for cutting. I don’t want to figure out how to change a pattern for however many infinite iterations of garments that can be made from one pattern. I respect people who do this, but I’m never going to be that person.
And really, these are basically the same pattern, except I’m trying to make the one I have look exactly like the one I don’t. Good idea? I don’t know, but I won’t know until I try.