Feb 052013

At Lolita Patterns we’re joining in on all the Sew Grateful week festivities.  So for today, we’ll be posting about what the online sewing community means to us.

First of all, without the online sewing community, Amity and I may have never met and there would not be a Lolita Patterns.  What are the chances of two ladies living in the second largest metropolitan area in the US crossing paths, becoming friends and now business partners?  Slim to none, if it weren’t for the online sewing community.

Sandra, Jill, Amity, and Nhi at ETA California

We also credit our great wealth of drafting, construction and fabric knowledge to the many other sewers and independent pattern makers who been generous enough to share their tricks and tips, successes, UFOs and occasional wadders.  We love lurking, laughing and learning from all the wonderful sewists from around the world.  We have used every bit of what we’ve learned in starting our business and will continue to do so.

KC, Amity, and Nhi shopping in Fashion District

On a personal note, I’m grateful to have converted a handful of online sewing buddies to real life.  From Promaballoona, to several fabric buying trips, to a handful of sew-ins, to a sewing expo, I’ve never laughed so much and got so little done.

Nhi, Sandra, Amity, and Jill at Promaballoona

Nhi, Sandra, Amity, and Jill at Promaballoona

We are sew grateful to be a part of this community and hope we can give back by bringing the community another great indie pattern company for sewists to choose from.

We are also giving back in the form of our Sew Grateful week giveaway.  Don’t forget to enter!

And stay tuned for tomorrow where we will continue Sew Grateful week with Sharing Day. Guess what we will be sharing?  Our first pattern!! You don’t want to miss that.

Nhi Signature (1)

  2 Responses to “Sew Grateful Reflections”

  1. I am also grateful for the online sewing community. It is a constant source of inspriration, information, motivation and, most of all, a way to “meet” fellow sewing enthusiasts. I am also grateful for a whole new and younger generation of sewists, like Nhi and Amity, who have embraced this addiction and given it a much needed shot of energy!! Long Live Lolita!

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