I've been obsessing over the hotpatterns.com site recently. I love the looks (Artful Dodger! so cool!), and I've been doing all the research I can here and on Patternreview.com.
I'm a beginner sewer, I am currently just making practice garments but I really want to progress to making as much of my clothing as I can, and Hot Patterns has styles I like.
I'm also Canadian, and if you buy more than 6, there is free shipping. I'm a sucker for free shipping.
I've got my birthday coming up, and I'm wondering if I should take the plunge and use birthday money to get 6, and have no shipping, or if I should test one out first, and pay shipping.
The reviews I've read didn't make it any easier to decide if I wanted to order any of the patterns, some say there are too many mistakes, others ended up with garments that fit perfectly with no alterations.
6 would be a lot of money, birthday money or not (I have been informed by my mum that birthday money is for fun things, not stuff like rent or groceries). I think I'm just falling prey to the amazing marketing phenomenon that is free shipping.
It feels good to ramble at people who understand.