Seamwork is out in the world now, so yay for that!
The response has been absolutely fantastic, and I am so happy for each person that has subscribed, downloaded, or just read online. I also really want to thank our contributors to the magazine. Don’t forget that you can submit your writing too.
I still feel like I have so many ideas for the future and that it will remain this tremendous work in progress. I’m really excited for that, because it means learning and trying new things. And that’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.
Sometimes when patterns or projects are released, it seems all “rah rah hooray,” but there are always glitches, issues, or stressful moments to work through. This one was no exception. As many of you noticed, almost as soon as I posted about it on the blog and hit send on an email to tens of thousands of people, the server went down.
These things do tend to happen, especially when you send a flood of traffic all at once, but this one had us freaking out a bit as we weren’t sure how long things would be down. Luckily Kenn was able to upgrade the server quickly and get everything running again.
I’m so grateful to have this fantastic little team of people: Kristen, for all her work in creating the patterns and writing some of the how-tos, Kenn for tirelessly building this site and answering so many of your emails, and Meg for keeping the shop running and shipping all of your regular orders while we were so focused on this. They are amazing people who I’m sure I don’t thank enough. Also thanks to Stu and Edgar at Sputnik Creative, the friends who helped us make Seamwork so lovely to use.
With that, here is some reading and listening for your weekend. Have a relaxing one.
- Maddie has a gorgeous new sewing-themed shop for her prints at Society 6! I love this one.
Lego had the right idea in 1974. “Put the right material in their hands and let them create whatever appeals to them.”
Nobody wants to be the woman on a diet. But then, there are a lot of trendy diets out there that people are quite happy to talk about.
Why is outdoor clothing so damn ugly? I live in the captial of fleece and Gore-Tex and sometimes find myself slowly succumbing. So warm. So dry. So ugly.
Don’t miss the reader deals section of Seamwork, where you can find discounts from indie fabric retailers, including some in the UK and Australia!
- Kristen and I are both enjoying the Start Up podcast, from Alex Blumberg (formerly of NPR’s Planet Money). Though it frequently makes me roll my eyes at start up culture.
For more links every week, you can follow me on Twitter, where I’m always posting interesting tidbits I find.
image above via colettepatterns on instagram