When it comes to fabric and patterns, I generally follow the old adage, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." For the most part, I have tended to emphasize the positives of both fabrics and patterns in this space. Fabric and pattern designers are often moms and I want to support them.
But then I read this thought provoking blog post and the ensuing comment thread. One reader astutely observed that us mom bloggers are essentially doing the marketing for fabric and pattern designers We take photos and post them to our blogs and to various flickr groups. There's an unspoken rule to only gush about how fantastic the [fabric/pattern/tutorial] is. And I'll admit, I have felt shy to do otherwise.
But one of the reasons I blog is to give back to the sewing community, which has provided me with so much inspiration and taught me so much.
Therefore, I hereby declare I am turning over a new leaf. I'm going to start blogging about the good (as always) as well as the, um, opportunities for growth in certain patterns.
Not in a mean or destructive way. But in a kind and constructive way.
And I'll start tomorrow!