I've been blogging for nearly five years, and in that time the online sewing world has developed enormously. There are so many sewing blogs, numerous independent pattern makers and an abundance of online fabric retailers. Sewing is so mainstream there is a primetime BBC programme dedicated to it. Along with these developments, it seems as if sewers are rising to the challenge and raising their skill level.
What interests me is this interaction between developing skill levels of sewers and the material available to facilitate their skills, be that a coverstitch machine or a complex pattern that everyone seems to be making.
I also wonder what the next big thing is - after you've made your own bra and some jeans, what next? Have you noticed any trends in the sewing world, and what are they? Do you even care much about trends and developments? Now the online sewing world is so active, there is inspiration everywhere and it can be overwhelming rather than inspiring.
If you've been sewing for longer than my 5 years and have a bit of a longer overview, I'd love to know what you think of today's sewing world.