Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pattern Sale This Weekend!

I don't know where y'all like to get your patterns, but some of the big 4 patterns are on sale this weekend at Joann's and Hancock's:
Hancock's: May 22-26 Vogue Patterns $4.99, McCall's 99 cents
Joann's: May 18-24 Vogue Patterns $4.99, and McCall's 5 for $7

I feel like they've upped the prices on patterns and a lot of the sales make you buy more than one pattern to get the sale. :(  I go for quality, not quantity.

I am not likely to buy a pattern unless its well reviewed and tested.  Now that I know what styles look good on my body, I can browse without getting caught up in trendy styles that won't work for me.  These buy 5 for $7 sales don't appeal to me at all because I am usually looking for one or two really great patterns.

The new sewing pattern above, Vogue 1395, is on my wishlist.  I haven't had the desire to sew a garment in a woven in a while, but this dress would come together really easily with a floral pink challis I have in my stash.

If I weren't caught up with other items on my to do list, I would sew up McCall's 6610.  I never finished sewing my shorts last year and need to venture into the world of pants.

I am in desperate need of a pair of shorts and if I can't make a pair I will likely be wearing skirts all summer.

I was looking for a good skirt pattern for an aqua colored linen in my stash.  As I was pouring over magazines online I realized that the trend in skirts leans toward very flowy silhouettes and lightweight, drapey fabrics.  This isn't what I was looking for but it's very cute!

...and maxi skirts.  It seems like every pattern company has their own take on this great staple.

Have you found any new patterns you'll be dashing for this weekend?

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