"Once upon a time a sewist (that's me) who loves vintage patterns spent all of her time on vintage pattern sites looking at and gazing adoringly at all of the beautiful vintage patterns...60's eras only! Now occasionally she would part with her precious dollars (earned slaving away for the awful IB trolls) on a particularly wonderful pattern...a pattern that touched her heart! A pattern that brought wonderous dreams of awesome new 60s era garments...and she would wait patiently for her local postal person to bring these dreams of awesomeness to her.
Most times before she wished hard, picked fabric out and dreamed a dream or two the pattern had arrived in her mailbox. (Thank you Lanetz Living, Out of the Ashes & The Blue Gardenia for such wonderful service!) Most times she was so overcome with joy when she opened that mailbox and found the most wonderous pattern...
But then...one sunny Saturday afternoon...she went to a new pattern place...So Vintage Patterns...hoping to duplicate the same wonderous experience. She carefully picked a pattern...one of the most expensive she'd ever bought. She was overcome with glee at the thought that such beautifulnest was coming to her house. Coming to live with all of the other wonderful vintage patterns (60s era only) that she had bought before! Oh the joy of it! Oh the thrill of it!
And patiently she waited...one week...two weeks...then she finally sent the Dragonmaster of the So Vintage experience a kind, sweetly worded email...imploring where her beloved pattern might be. And the big ole Dragonmaster huffed and puffed and lied to the poor little sewist! She puffed out in bursts of fire that the pattern would be there in a week...that the website said that they shipped patterns in 3-10 BUSINESS days. Now the poor little sewist knew this was a lie because she had read in the FAQS section where they ship patterns in 3 BUSINESS days...but what was the poor little sewist to do against the big bad Dragonmaster.
So the poor little sewist she waited one more week, finally climbing up on the big desk at work taking a chance that the evil trolls might hear that she wasn't making a work-related call, and she called 3 different time zones to ask, would they please, please, please send her beloved pattern. A pattern that all of her other little sewist friends told her that she should just cancel the order...but noooooo, the pattern was sooooo special and soooooo different from any other then she had seen and she wanted it with all her heart. But the big, bad Dragonmaster, just keep repeating that they had been on the internet since 1999 and that they sent out thousands of patterns each week, and oh by the way we misfiled yours and her minion dragons had to search high and low before they finally found mine and sent it out.
The poor little sewist asked in a timid voice if she could possibly at least get her shipping returned since it had taken so long to ship out? The Dragonmaster bellowed at her nooooooo....and then well maybe it would think about doing something. But by then the poor little sewist ears had been singed (straight through the phone!) and the IB trolls were gathering so she had to end the long distance call that was definitely not work related!
Gathering herself together and promising not to cry...she waited and the pattern finally showed up on Saturday...last Saturday...three weeks after the poor little sewist first plunked down her hard earned money on a little hope and a dream.
So the moral of this story, Don't shop at So Vintage Patterns. Don't do business with liars. Find other more deserving vintage pattern places (The Blue Gardenia, Lanetz Living or Out of the Ashes!) to give your hard earned money too! And by the way, Dragonmaster, hear the poor little sewist ROAR!!!!"
"Boycott So Vintage Patterns!!!!!!"
Don't shop there!
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