Dressforms at the McCall Pattern Company headquarters in NYC.

Finally, right?! (Ok, so we’re a tad behind in launching a blog, but we’ll give ourselves credit for being the first pattern company to launch a print magazine devoted to sewing patterns. That would be the Ladies Quarterly of Broadway Fashions in 1867, in case you were wondering.)

We love that the sewing community has found its voice online. Friendships have been formed, new sewers enter the fray every day, and the passion for sewing is growing. We’ve been reading and following your blogs, comments, tweets, pins and photos all along, but now in 2014 we’re dedicated to making the conversation two-way instead of one-way.

This blog is a way to directly engage with our customers. Here we’ll be writing about our new pattern collections, trends and inspiration, sewing and pattern tips, behind-the-scenes looks at how we do stuff, vintage patterns, and so much more. We’re excited to read your comments and we welcome ideas for post topics. There’s tons we can talk about!

Speaking of talking, we’re also active now on Twitter (@mccallpatternco), Pinterest  (The McCall Pattern Company), and Instagram (mccallpatterncompany). On Facebook, we have pages for each of our brands: McCall’s, Vogue Patterns, Butterick and Kwik Sew. We hope you’ll follow us here and on all of our social media.

So, now that we’ve got a dialog going, what kinds of things would you like us to write about here? Leave us a comment and let us know!