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Patterns Discussion / Something Delightful sale reduction plus 25% off
« on: September 03, 2021, 20:23:42 PM »
Something Delightful has a sale. It's the usual $6.99 for Vogue, $4.99 for McCall (including the new fall patterns) and Butterick plus an additional 25% off for Labor Day. This is the best sale I've seen on this site.  They are also selling off Kwik Sew at $2 each and buy 5 get 5 free - I don't suppose there are many of those left - looks like they are phasing KS out!

Patterns Discussion / Fibremood patterns 5 for 15 euros (=£12.18)
« on: August 04, 2021, 17:32:16 PM »
Fibremood have a sale for the next couple of days. 5 pdf patterns for 15 euros which works out as £12.18 once they take off the tax. They are multisized and you can print them off at home or whizz the A0 version off to Patternsy or similar for printing. When you print out the A4 versions there is an option to print only the size(s) you want which is very useful. The instructions are very good and detailed unlike some (ahem - Stylearc, I'm looking at you!!) and there are some nice patterns. Quite a bargain I think.

Patterns Discussion / Jaycotts half price pattern salei
« on: July 31, 2021, 21:00:16 PM »
If you head over to the Jaycotts website you will find a number of patterns half price. None are new and some are probably out of print but I noticed quite a few costumes, Zandra Rhodes, Rachel Comey, Sandra Betzina. Worth a look!

Patterns Discussion / Butterick autumn/fall patterns 2021
« on: July 21, 2021, 22:39:35 PM »
Find them on the Something Delightful site here.

Pretty standard fare, I'm afraid. There's a smart jacket and coat - got a zillion such patterns already. The Kathryn Tilton pattern is for a hoodie which I can't really get excited about and I normally like most Tilton patterns. Think I'll just wait for a sale on the new Vogue patterns - they are much more exciting.

Patterns Discussion / Vogue autumn/fall patterns 2021
« on: July 08, 2021, 19:47:44 PM »
Find them   here on the Something Delightful website.

Well what do we think? There's a Marcy Tilton jacket which I quite like but I have a bit of a backlog of Tilton patterns to make and this one isn't that different from the others. It is a bit what Manuela used to call 'overengineered'.

There's a coat by Julio Cesar. This made me chuckle as it has repurposed men's ties as appliques. As Kenneth Williams might have said : 'He's having a laugh.' Still, it would be a good way of using recently retired DH's old ties.
The Tom and Linda Platt dress with the wavy line down the front is nice. I really like the fit of Sandra Betzina patterns but this one just looks too fussy. There's a nice jacket and trousers pattern which I do like but it looks a bit too smart for me. So a couple of patterns worth buying perhaps.

And I see that the new patterns have digital versions - at last! Unfortunately all the links seemed to be broken. No doubt they'll get there eventually!

Just had an email from Fibre Mood. It's 5 pdf patterns for €15 until Sunday.

Having been alerted to the free pattern offer they had a few weeks ago by @Helen M I'm tempted again. Cos it's a really good offer isn't it?  :devil: And pdfs don't take up space in the house do they?  :devil:
The free pattern I got in the last offer was really good and easy to print out as you can just print out the size you want from a multi size pattern. Or you  can whizz the large size pdfs off to Patternsy for printing.Also FM have lots of customer reviews and photos on their website.

I see that Vogue patterns are $5.99, Butterick and McCalls $3.99 and Kwik Sew $2.99 in a sale which is on until 1st June.

Abakhan have 20% off online fabric sales today only (26 May) using the code MIDWEEK for those of you who don't have enough fabric already..... that's nobody right?  :D

Patterns Discussion / Butterick summer patterns
« on: May 05, 2021, 17:52:27 PM »
Paging @UttaRetch:D
Find them here

I'm afraid they look pretty dull to me. No Katherine Tilton offering. I'll be waiting to see what Vogue has to offer for the summer.

Just noticed on their website - Sewdirect have a half price sale 16-18 April and free postage. Now you can get that buffet dress pattern!

On the main US website for McCalls  etc pattern website (now called 'something delightful' for some inexplicable reason) digital patterns in the McCalls and Butterick brands are reduced to $4.99 until 4/12. Most of their more recent patterns are digital. I've just got one and it was very essy to buy (paypal) and download.

I chanced across Rainbow fabrics the other day, noticed they had some good prices and good reviews and ordered a modest amount of fabric (that's  a Tamnymodest amount  ;) ). I'm eagerly awaiting some tartan (yes, the girl does not have enough tartan already - who knew?) and some Alice Temperley  plaid linen/cotton. The Temperley fabric is genuine - I found it on a jumpsuit in the Alice Temperley spring 2015 collection. Here's what I'll look like when I've made it up into a jumpsuit  ;) see Look 1

The Rainbow fabrics website isn't brilliant, and fabrics do seem to sell out quickly but there's some nice stuff and (finally getting to the point now) there's 20% off this weekend.

Uncharacteristically for me I'm not going to indulge in the sale...... Stashy McStashface!

Apologies if anyone has already posted this in another thread but Sewdirect has 25% off their patterns. Don't know how long for. A handful of their Sewing Bee patterns have an extra reduction - there was a chap's polo shirt, skirt, top and one or two others with the extra bit off.   :thumbsup:

Courses & Classes / Fabulous upcycling workshops at Janome, Stockport
« on: November 09, 2019, 15:11:22 PM »
I've booked myself on to two workshops at Janome in Stockport for upcycling boring clothes. There's the 'jumper chop-shop' on Wednesday 20th November and 'jacket to 'waste-coat' on Thursday 21st November. They are run by Carys-Hedd of Wenchwear in Cardigan ( Details  of the workshops are here: They are £56 per day including lunch. You can book for one or two days.

I've seen Carys's shop in Cardigan and what she does is REALLY FABULOUS (follow the links on the Janome site). Unfortunately it now looks like the workshops might not run as there probably aren't enough people booked on. She's going to decide early next week.

So if anyone out there is interested in upcycling their boring old jumpers and jackets... Janome is easily reached from anywhere in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, West Yorkshire, Sheffield, Derbyshire etc.... (near the M60 and Stockport is 10 minutes from Manchester by train and 40 minutes from Sheffield).  And you get to spend two days with me....  :D :D

I see that Sewdirect and Weaverdee - and presumably all the other usual places - have Vogues on offer at 50% off and Simplicity at 40% off. Buttericks are still on offer until Sunday I think. Sewdirect has the new Vogues but their website fell over when I tried to use it so I've ordered some Simplicity patterns from Weaverdee.

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