This pattern photo from the latest Butterick collection stopped me in my tracks.

Now, I know that a lot of indie patterns have already been actively moving towards more inclusion with the models they choose, using a range of sizes, body types, ages, ethnicities, abilities, and gender identities.

But you know we’re in the throes of positive change when one of the big commercial companies has started to figure out that diversity and inclusion is good for business.

Three cheers for progressive change!


What do you think? Do you generally see yourself represented in sewing photos or not? Do you think this is an indicator of change?

Thanks for stopping by.

— Lori