I haven't bought new patterns in a minute. There hasn't been anything in the pattern books that caught my eye and quite frankly I already own quite a few. Patterns that are just sitting waiting their turn to be used, it's so sad.
However, last week a convergence of events happened where the sewing heavens opened up and offered two great pattern sales. First Simplicity who rarely runs online pattern sales and who in my book could take a lesson from BMV and run more, ran a 48 hour $3.99 pattern sale. Talk about making sure you use it or lose it! Thankfully I opened that email in time to partake.
This is what arrived from Simplicity...
Simplicity 2054 - Cynthia Rowley Dress
Simplicity 2250 - Cynthia Rowley
(want to make the jacket)
Simplicity 1885 - Wardrobe Pattern
Then BMV, offered up their new selection of Vogue Patterns and can I say that it must have been a fantastic offering because not only did we slow down the website to an absolute crawl but we also caused sold out signs to appear on the website...something I've never seen on the BMV website on NEW patterns before!
For some reason I was determined to survive the crawl last Friday night and waited through slow loading, some refreshing to emerge victorious with these goodies...
Vogue 1348 - Tom & Linda Platt Design
Vogue 1349 - DKNY Dress
Vogue 1353 - Kay Unger NY
Vogue 8897 - Very Easy Vogue Tunic Dress
Vogue 8911 - Love the lightweight top
Vogue 8916 - Wardrobe Pattern
Butterick 5678 - Blouse
As always when new patterns show up, I want to cut them out and use them right away! Although realistically that day job gets in the way. Although I'm a little sad because when the patterns arrived, the package was missing this pattern...
Vogue 8902 - Seamed Dress
Now I could have sworn that I put that pattern in my cart! Guess I mistakenly took it out when I realized that the shipping charge was getting a little too high! Luckily for me, BMV offered another sale that ends today. So the pattern I was dreaming about using the most is now winging it's way to me!
So did you partake of any of the sales? Did you get any of the new Vogue patterns? Or was this just not a great selection of patterns to you?
BTW, I've finished a few garments...pictures need to be taken, blog posts written, so they will show up in the next couple of days.
...as always more later!