We’re sorry..

we're sorryLast week when we launched Faviola, the “housewife” summer dress, the design and free pattern were so popular that our server crashed.  We simply couldn’t keep up with the traffic unfortunately and we received a few emails from frustrated readers who couldn’t access the site or who experienced very slow response times.  For this, we sincerely apologize.

The So Sew Easy website has grown considerably over the last few months –so much so that we grew out of our server.  We’re serving over 1 million pages of content to over 400,000 users each month.  Last week when launched the popular pattern, a large number of these users all wanted to view the article at the same time and our systems just couldn’t handle it.

What we have done about it

During the week this week, we DOUBLED the size of our server and made significant improvements to our CDN (content delivery network) that has made the site much, much faster and responsive.

Please go ahead and click on a few extra pages this week to check it out.  We’re VERY confident that you will now find the site much faster and more responsive.  Going forward, we’ll do a better job of monitoring the server capacity as the site grows to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Thanks so much for your support.

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17 Responses to We’re sorry..

  1. Paula says:

    You’ve out grown your server??? How exciting!!! I say congratulations!! Keep that fun stuff coming and happy sewing!

  2. tea says:

    Love your Boho chic tunic story and tunic. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  3. bcwestblog says:

    Thank you for everything you do. My computer does strange things too.

  4. Carol says:

    Thank you so much for your efforts. You bring happiness and self satisfaction to many!

  5. Leah says:

    I’m sure it’s partly my fault because I immediately pinned it as soon as I read the article. 😉

  6. itsjusttoni says:

    As a part time blogger, I really appreciate the work you put in to each and every post. I am so sorry that some of your readers were so rude as to complain about not receiving something you offered for free! Please keep up the great work!

  7. Lori Kamphorst says:

    I must agree with Jane, nobody should complain about having to wait for something that is free, because there certainly isn’t that much free these days. Thanks so much for your work, time and creativity. I truly enjoy your patterns.

  8. Val Jensen says:

    So sorry you received complaints and had to explain the delay for followers receiving FREE patterns. I for one am very grateful for all of the work you do.

  9. Yvette Lawrence says:

    Wow, your site is popular. How can anyone complain about something that’s free and so enjoyable? Thank you for giving me joy and feeding my passion.

  10. Tootsie says:

    Got excited about the pattern and had every intention to download it, but the server is very, very slow, and I gave up. Even scrolling was more than slow.

  11. Wendy says:

    Wow, that’s great that you guys are growing so fast! Sorry to hear about the nasty emails. It’s pretty crazy people feel entitled to do that.

    So glad to hear of your success! I’m glad you and Deby are finally getting the recognition for your great work! Congratulations! 🙂

  12. Marnie Slavnik says:

    I completely enjoy every new posting of yours, crash or no crash. Thanks for your wonderful website and all you do! 🙂

  13. Jane says:

    Wow,, getting something for free and having to wait means they complain? I apologise for them. Thank you for the excellent work you do!

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Jane, thanks so much for the support. I really appreciate it. Kind regards and happy sewing!

  14. Anais Rigal says:

    That’s awesome! I’m sorry in turn that you had to experience some nasty emails… Most of us are really grateful for the work you do! 😀

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