Some person starts blogging about their sewing projects. They develop a following because they came up with something clever, and even though that clever something isn’t particularly well-made, because it was clever, people pay attention. We don’t know how to separate the clever part from the construction, and so we heap praises on that person, and no one bothers to tell them, hey if you did this a different way, your piece would look better. Or hey, next time you should do X, because X will keep your piece from looking like crap. But no… people will share the clever, not the well-made, and that blogger develops an insane following and someone in the industry takes notice.
The aim of newcomers to the industry should include improving their skills as well as their creativity.
The publishers, retail businesses and fabric manufacturers should encourage the talented people they put under contract to improve their skills.