Many, many sewers have made this jumpsuit and loved it. So now I have too, but there were many, many problems along the way. And there was less love.

The Pattern

This is the very popular Zadie jumpsuit from Paper Theory, an independent pattern company. It is the most widely-sewn pattern I have seen online, and in the countless posts I have come across, I am surprised that nobody seems to have any complaints about it. None! But I have a lot of issues with this pattern specifically and digital patterns/independent pattern companies generally.

Pdf patterns
I find pdf patterns to be a problematic format. Obviously, they are great for pattern merchants, who have eliminated a whole layer of printing, shipping & handling, storage, and inventory management costs. But I generally avoid pdf patterns when possible, unless the company offers no other option. If the past year... [read more]