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See The Gorgeous Makes From Black History Month

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At the beginning of last month (February), I talked about #BHMDesignerChallenge on Instagram and how I hoped to see entries use my sewing patterns. The challenge has come and gone and here are the lovely makes of SewExplicit Patterns from sewists of Instagram. There are also a couple reviews I am going to. The first is from Kiera of @islansewcialist , I had shared this before here . Her make of the Aria sewing pattern spurred many to use this same pattern for their entries as you will in this blog post.

Daisy Lantern Sleeve Shirt Pattern Review by Crystal

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Still on and about the Black History Month Pattern Designers Challenge  and today's post is another review of one of my sewing patterns, the Daisy lantern sleeve shirt pattern by Crystal . I had shared her Instagram post of her make of the daisy shirt in the last post and here is her detailed review she made on her Youtube channel . I am happy to hear that she enjoyed using the pattern. This review and the last review I posted are their independent reviews and their candid opinions.

Why I Stopped Publishing New Sewing Patterns + ARIA Pattern Review

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In September of 2016, I released my first 3 sewing patterns and by August of 2017, I had published  4 more. In between, I had also released 2 sloper/block patterns. Then nothing, no new pattern till now (February of 2021).  What happened you may be wondering? Well, I started working on a clothing line in the latter part of 2017 and released a ready-to-wear clothing collection named under the brand name "Simplitude" in about May of 2018. You can view pictures of this collection on the Simplitude Instagram and Facebook accounts. This took a lot of my time, energy, and efforts so I couldn't work on releasing new sewing patterns. Also, I was not selling enough sewing patterns to make a decent income. My marketing skills, especially social media skills were not (and still not) all that.