New to Me – what was popular?

I don’t know about the rest of you, but seeing all these gorgeous creations popping up for the New To Me contest got me curious – which indie designers did we all try out for the first time? Which ones were most popular? Which type of garments did we most like to try from a new-to-us label?

So, I made us some graphs to find out! 😉

(Coz graphs are kinda awesome, right?!?)

Indie labels tried

The most popular label to try for the first time this month was Sewaholic, with 5 people giving one of their patterns a try.

(And yet, all five Sewaholic patterns used were different!)

Kitschy Coo and Salme were the next most popular, with three people trying each label for the first time.


Most popular patterns

There were 39 garments made for the New To Me contest. And yet, only two patterns were used by more than one person!

The Lady Skater dress from Kitschy Coo was the most popular, with 3 people using it for their first-ever Kitschy Coo pattern.

The Nettie bodysuit and dress from Closet Case Files was next on the list, with 2 people trying it out.


And what about the types of garments sewn?

Dresses and tops were tied for first place, with 13 of each sewn up.

Surprisingly (for me, anyway!) skirts weren’t all that popular – only 1 was made, the same number as playsuits in fact.

I found it really interesting seeing what people were making, and got to learn about some indie designers I’d never heard of before as well, which was a lot of fun!

How about you? Did you hear about an indie designer you now want to try making? Which designer (or designers!) caught your eye?

7 thoughts on “New to Me – what was popular?

  1. I love this post, everything is made better with stats and graphs! This was definitely very interesting! I didn’t manage to post something so wouldn’t have been tallied in the stats but my New To Me Pattern was the Christine Haynes Emery Dress.


    • Ooh if you’ve finished it, post it anyway! Things don’t need to be part of the competitions to be put up on The Monthly Stitch this month. 🙂 I’d love to see it, it looks like a cute pattern!


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