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Is anyone else annoyed that the pattern thumbnail illustrations have been switched to fashion photographs? It’s nearly impossible to tell anything about a garment from a fashion photograph in thumbnail size. Simple-to-interpret pattern schematics are much more useful in deciding which design you want to take a closer look at. These photographs just make the patterns sections harder to use.


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    Jun 1, 2012, 07.28 PMby margiwarg

    Yes, I also would much prefer line drawings on the Pattern page. The fashion photographs are already on the Project page, and by selecting by “burdastyle magazine” it’s quite easy to browse them there. I feel line drawings give a much better idea of the actual style and construction of the pattern, since it’s not being obscured by the model’s pose or the fabric.

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    Jun 7, 2012, 01.36 AMby dressmeinsilk

    Two things I loved when browsing patterns was being able to see the instructions (they helped let me know if it was something I wanted to make or not, similar to the pattern piece diagram on the outside of a pattern envelope) AND the link to pictures of the item made by users of the site; that way I could see the garment modeled by a real person instead oa a photo-shopped model. Both of these features are gone and I am very sorry, that was one of the selling features of your patterns. Any thought to bringing that back?

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    Jun 7, 2012, 05.32 AMby margiwarg

    I can see the line drawings are still there, but it would be nice if they were the cover photo, rather than having to click through. Or at least have the cover photo be the mannequin photo. It would make browsing patterns so much easier. A lot of the fashion photographs really obscure the actually design of the garment, and I might scroll right past something even though it’s actually what i’m looking for.

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    Jun 10, 2012, 08.27 AMby CationDesigns

    I agree with the previous posters — the line drawings are so much more helpful when browsing! I also can’t find the “projects made with this pattern” collections that used to be associated with the patterns. For example, I’m sure there are more than just three Anda dresses that have been made up…am I just missing something here?

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      Jun 13, 2012, 08.22 PMby burdastyle

      Hi CationDesigns,

      We are working on fixing the button to “view all” projects based on a pattern. Like you said, there are many more Anda projects. Actually around 280. We will have the button up shortly.

      We apologize for the inconvenience.


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    Aug 4, 2012, 08.44 AMby michaelG4369

    yes line drawings give a much better idea to a pattern, There should be various techniques for stitching a button also… :D

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    Nov 8, 2012, 06.49 PMby wzrdreams

    I also do not like the project photos being used instead of the technical drawings. I can’t see anything! Those photos are ridiculously misleading since they obscure all style lines. Editorial style photos should absolutely not be used to sell patterns. Today I came to the site specifically to look for a dress pattern that I think exists but there are well over 300 womens dress patterns and there is not way to filter them. I don’t have time to look through every page and squint at the magazine photos.

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    Nov 10, 2012, 11.21 PMby tothepointe

    Maybe there needs to be a view by tech diagram and view by photo option. Sometimes I find I like a pattern just by looking at the spec diagram sometimes I need to see if in the flesh. It depends on the design but being able to switch back and forth would be an advantage.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 12.06 AMby BurdaStyle Support

    We are in communication with our technical team on this topic of technical vs fashion photo. One option we are considering is to show the technical drawing when a user’s courser hovers over the fashion image while viewing patterns within the Pattern Store. This is a feature we have seen on other pattern sites and think it may be a good option for us. What are your thoughts?



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    Mar 2, 2013, 06.03 PMby raybackjoe

    I can easily see the occupation sketches are still there, but it might be sweet if they had been the cover image, instead of having to mouse click through. Or perhaps no less than experience the cover picture be the mannequin photograph. It might render browsing patterns so much easier. A A whole lot of the fashion photographs really unknown the in fact design of the garment, and I might possibly scroll correct before an activity even though its in fact what in dem appearing for.

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