I *heart* PatternReview!

If you don’t already know, I have been going through a sewing crisis of late.  My beginneritis began with the clown top and continued with delusions of Burda.  At the insistence  of continued pleas from my friend Victoria and Heather, I started researching Simplicity and Kwik-Sew patterns.  I looked for patterns I liked and then looked them up on Pattern Review to see if people liked them.  Truth be told, I actually did this 3 times, each turn taking a few hours, but lost the first two lists (maybe they ended up where all the lost socks go?).  But the third time was the charm and I came out with a list of 11 possibles to purchase.  I’d list them and their pretty pictures here if I had the time, but alas, I don’t right now. 

There’s just one itty bitty problem though…  Each pattern is on average $10, making the total purchase around $110.  Well, I’m spoiled by all the sales that “McVoguerick” (McCalls/Vogue/Butterick patterns) has and I certainly don’t want to pay that much.  So I posted last night on PatternReview to see if anyone knew of any online sales for Simplicity patterns.  By this morning I had no less than 6 offers from people willing to go to Joann’s this weekend (they’re having a 5/$5 sale on Simplicity this weekend), buy my patterns and mail them to me.  Can you believe that????  That’s amazing!  I was absolutely floored by everyone’s generosity of time and spirit!

Kisha on PatternReview said she lived in the NY metro area and was going to be meeting up with Karen in NYC in the beginning of June.  She said she would buy the patterns this weekend and I could meet up with them both then.  I can’t wait.  I’ve already met Karen at a previous PR meetup in the city last year when she wore her fabulous leather jacket.  Speaking of PR meet ups, PR had their annual weekend in Seattle this past weekend. I am so jealous of all who could attend.  From the pictures posted on Facebook, it looks like a lot of fun was had by all.  I hope I can go one year, maybe when Jack is a little older. 

Ok, I can’t resist.  I will leave you with one picture of one of the patterns that I hope Kisha will find this weekend.

Simplicity 2648

Simplicity 2648

Happy sewing everyone!


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