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« on: January 28, 2012 10:01:55 PM »

What are your favorite patterns/pattern brands?

I got a Simplicity Cynthia Rowley pattern and I didn't check out her other patterns until recently. But she has really cute patterns: http://www.ezquilt.com/c-381-cynthia-rowley.aspx I think I got my pattern on sale at Joannes for like under $5. But I really like the second dress on the first row, the second dress on the second row and the first dress on the third row.

Do any of you guys have the issue with buying more patterns than you need?

I currently have three patterns that are just sitting waiting to be used. But I really want to make those Cynthia Rowley patterns. I'm very slow at actually getting down to sewing. I start to do it for like a day and then I end up stopping and starting again like a month or two later.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012 08:05:20 AM »

I definitely have a whole stack of patterns that I haven't used *yet*.  I buy them when they're on sale for $1-2 (or $3 for Vogue), and then they sit there for a year or two until I find fabric for them.  I think it's pretty normal.  Wink  My favorites, as far as how the patterns are drafted and presented, are Simplicity.  I like the vintage Butterick, and I like McCalls tops.  Vogue has some really interesting and pretty things, but 90% of them are not things that I would want to own for myself, and half of the other 10% are things that I can make from one of the other pattern companies.  They've also got some gorgeous vintage patterns, though.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012 08:14:15 AM »

Ohhh, I'm pretty sure most of us have a lot of unused patterns which are just collecting dust waiting for the perfect fabric to show up. When patterns are one sale, I just go ahead and buy any patterns I'm remotely interested in, because it's better to do that than realize when they're not on sale that I need a dress for an occasion and that one I didn't buy would have been perfect!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012 05:50:23 PM »

I read your question and laughed my head off! You name it, I have a pattern for it! I have some patterns I used in the 80's, and some vintage patterns from the 40's (the kind that are just unprinted tissue with holes to mark darts etc. etc) and patterns from every decade in between. My Pattern Hoarding seems to go along with my Sewing Addiction. I like them all, Vogue, Simplicity, McCall's, Butterick... I've found Burda patterns have complicated instructions, even when there is a simpler way of doing something, and Simplicity, McCall's and Butterick sometimes have some great techniques to make a complicated process easy.  As Aislynn said, the patterns are "waiting for the perfect pattern to show up". So in answer to your question, do sewists have any issues with buy patterns and then not using them right away (especially when there's a sale)...Yes we do, its normal accept it and on move on! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013 09:30:03 PM »

Hello crafters. Just wondering if someone knows a place to turn to for customized patterns? Providing a design and get a pattern made?
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2013 07:06:30 AM »

I don't know about that, but could a service like this help you? http://www.surefitdesigns.com/Dress-Kit.html
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013 09:00:34 AM »

I have lots of patterns that I buy saying "Oh thats cute" but then they sit. LOL But by far my favs are Simplicity.
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