Over the next 24 hours or so you may notice certain parts of Pattern School disappearing and reappearing while we make adjustments to how the website functions ... don't worry, they'll all be coming back. Things have grown much faster than anticipated over the last year, so the changes are designed to make site administration easier and to help resolve some issues I've been having with messaging/emails.
I want to be able to do two things better: Firstly, respond fully to those people who have genuine questions about topics they've read about ... not dilute my time continuously redirecting people who would rather just ask for answers than use the search bar to find their questions have already been well documented. I've unfortunately experienced way to much poor treatment from people who feel entitled to make demands rather than appreciate what's on offer ... it's easy to say ignore those people, but I still need to go through those messages to find those who need genuine help ... and it's wearing me down. Secondly I want to free up more time to work on creating content that makes me happy. So I've decided I'm moving to something similar to the Patreon model. A system whereby those who appreciate me creating the most comprehensive and only dedicated stretch fit pattern making site on the internet, can support Pattern School by choosing to make a small to moderate commitment of support (from $1 to $30/month) so that I can focus more on giving them what they love. Irrelevant of how much support you can offer, you will still get the same access to absolutely everything. The only win-win solution I can find that doesn't compromise the philosophy I used to create Pattern School. Please stand by, this should only take a short while to set up ... fingers crossed.