How To Share Your Makes With Us

 

Bulletin board at the McCall Pattern Company in NYC featuring photos of customers wearing the clothes they make with Butterick, McCall's, Kwik Sew and Vogue Patterns.
Bulletin board at the McCall Pattern Company in NYC featuring photos of customers wearing the clothes they sew with Butterick, McCall’s, Kwik Sew and Vogue Patterns.

We love to see what you make with our patterns. It’s one thing to see our patterns on models and dress forms or in illustrations, but they become real to us when we see them on you. Here are some ways you can easily share your Butterick, McCall’s, Kwik Sew and Vogue Patterns makes with us:

Pinterest: We check our fan gallery on Pinterest every day to see what you’re making with our patterns. If you’d like to pin and share your creations with us here, email us at pinterest@mccallpattern.com with a link to your Pinterest profile so we can sign you up.

McCall Pattern Company fan gallery on Pinterest
McCall Pattern Company fan gallery on Pinterest

Instagram: Another favorite way to keep up with your makes. Tag us in your photos or comments—@mccallpatterncompany—so you show up in our news feed on Instagram.

Facebook: Feel free to post photos of your makes directly on our Facebook pages. You know we have separate pages for Butterick, McCall’s, Kwik Sew and Vogue Patterns, right?

Twitter: Alert us via Twitter about your makes. Tag us in your tweets—@McCallPatternCo—to show us a photo or point us to a blog or Instagram post.

Blog posts: We love to read your blog posts, because that’s where you can share more photos and talk about what you like or didn’t like about a pattern of ours. The downside is that it’s a little bit harder to always know when someone has written a new blog post about a pattern. I use Bloglovin to follow bloggers, but when you follow 200+ sewing bloggers (and I know there’s tons more of you out there!), it’s easy to miss a pattern post here or there. It really helps us when you put the name of the pattern brand in the post title, like “Review: Vogue Patterns 8945 & 8916,” because then it jumps out in the feed as a post we need to look at.

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Update: Wow, we are so thrilled at the response to our first sewalong! This is going to be so much fun! (I may try to cut out my coat muslin this weekend, but first I want to finish up the vest I’m making out of V9034 in a light gray wool suiting.) I’ll post more about the sewalong early next week before I head to the American Sewing Expo. And don’t forget to enter our Fall Into Fashion Pinterest contest. My head is spinning with all that we’ve got going on!

 

And…we have a blog!

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!