Pop over and check out what patterns came in the Top 20 for 2011. A couple of surprises, and not everyone is happy.
Out of the 20 choices I have 4 -
Number 3 - Vogue 2497 - have made this up twice and love it.
Number 4 - Simplicity 2443 - cut out and waiting it's turn in line!!!
Number 11 - Simplicity 2250 - hanging around waiting to be hemmed!!!
Number 20 - Collete Patterns 3 Sorbetto - sitting around with pins holding her together!!!
Have a read of the comments flowing in - not one positive comment among them. Many are electing to not vote due to the obvious absence of pants and jackets. There are 14 dresses and 6 tops, with a few variations amongst this lot.
Was 2011 the year of the dresses and tops for you??? I did tend to make up quite a few dresses and tops this past year, but equally so skirts and jackets. And no pants!!! Am I fitting the PatternReview trend of the distinct lack of pants (trousers, britches, strides)...
How disappointing for PatternReview not to have the support of their friends. Feedback is one thing, but as Deepika (who is very bummed out by the feedback) points out these patterns are chosen based on the number of reviews members wrote in 2011.
To try and appease everyone, Deepika has now added in 2 extra categories ...
Member's Favourite of the Big 4 and
Member's Favourite of the Independent patterns
... so you can suggest your favourite pattern from one of the Big 4 companies as well as one from the many great Independent pattern companies. How is this for trying to pacify the masses???
So are you voting, or not? Happy with the selection, or disappointed? I am sure PatternReview will continue to have a great debate over the Year That Was...