We had a good run, but it's time to move on will soon be dead, long live

Today, I (finally) launched . It is a complete rewrite of, not to mention an open source project. This means that effective immediately, this site no longer accepts user registrations and after a grace period of a few months I will shut it down. You should head over...
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Announcing freesewing, an open source platform for made-to-measure sewing patterns

I am are proud to announce freesewing core v1.0.0 and the accompanying documentation site that describes the freesewing project in detail. But I'm also realistic, and understand that you don't have time to plow through pages upon pages of documentation. So instead, here's a story to give you the...
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Feedback is great, when someone is listening

I owe some of you an apology

If you provided feedback through this website's feedback form , I owe you an apology. I never reacted to you because, well, I never got your message. What went wrong? The form was configured to send your feedback via email to . But that's an email address that's not actually...
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Is it me, or can everybody use a hug after 2016?

We all need a hug after 2016, so here's some good news

When you look at the big picture, 2016 has been a truly dreadful year. I'll get to the awfulness in a minute. But first, let's focus on this website shall we? We are doing great It's been a great year for makemypattern. Our numbers are up across the board, but you don't have to take my word for it...
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Announcing the Aiden A-shirt pattern

This Aiden A-shirt is an undershirt that is quick and easy to make. Only the knit binding takes some practice. But this is underwear, so you're going to make a bunch, right? It comes with a number of options (10 to be exact), the most important ones of those bundles into fit and style options packs...
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Mostly shoulders

Your shoulder length is not what you think it is, and it's ruining your shirt pattern

I want to take a minute to write about shoulder length, and how it is impacting your Singular Shirt pattern. The comments section on the Singular Shirt documentation page has several people writing in to complain about some sort of pointy shoulder situation at the yoke. The reasons is — invariably...
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