Wednesday, May 16, 2012


OK.  Now I feel sheepish.

I owe the pattern industry an apology.  I have been meaning to look for downloadable patterns but just haven't had the time to do that.  Obviously I had time to whine.  And I can dream up revolutions in the shower so that took no time at all.

I have visited McCalls  who are also responsible for Butterick and Vogue patterns.  And they have what appears to be all their patterns available for sale on-line.  I can see photos, line drawings, materials needed, measurements, fabric required - just everything.  I can order many of them them for about half what I would pay in a retail store.  And, best of all,some of them have printable patterns!

Armed with this discovery, I searched around for Simplicity - and the Burda patterns. I  found it!  Same thing.  Downloadable patterns (for many) and cheaper to order.  With the printable feature I don't have to pay the shipping and the pattern is right there. 

I am so excited!  I'm going to try it out.  Since I have my own idea of what printable patterns might be like, I'm looking forward to the reality.  This is going to be fun.  And for all of you who have said you'd like to look at patterns at home - you can!  .  Just lookin' is easier than actually going to a store. 

Isn't it amazing how fast those pattern companies caught up to me? 


Annie said...

I'm inspired. I'm not terribly skilled on my sewing machine but I know the basics and "simple is good" is one of my cornerstone beliefs. I'm going to check out the pattern sites and see what all the excitement is about.

Susan Kane said...

That is awesome!! I'll have to check Simplicity out for quilt patterns! Thanks!

Mimi said...

I was quite enjoying the moan and the idea of you coming up with something ahead of the commercial sector!

Ginny said...

I'm so glad you found them!!! All these names, the Butterick and Simplicity, they really take me back to my old Home Ec days in school!

Pam Lofton said...

I am sitting here in total amazement at how quickly they got to it! Absolutely astounding! LOL

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Ask and you shall receive! I'm curious how you could print out the patterns with the size of them. Please let us know, if you do print one. blessings ~ Tanna

Rudee said...

Oh now, that's funny. Have a good time! Better stock up on printing paper!

Anonymous said...

I regularly checkout patterns on line. You can see all the details.


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