So, I wasn't ahead of the game today. Usually my posts are done well ahead of time, but today I had no posts ready. Anyway, I thought that today I would tell you about where I like to shop for sewing patterns.
When I want to buy a new pattern from the big four, I will buy from Joanns. I will usually only buy them on sale. It is hard to beat new patterns for $1 -$3. My favorite patterns from the big four are their vintage reprints. This is my new favorite from Simplicity.
I buy my vintage patterns from Etsy or Ebay. Both are great for finding specific patterns or for searching for patterns from specific eras. Sometimes I look for an exact pattern, other times I search for a general style, such as 1940's blouse patterns.
Thrift stores are great places to find usually older patterns that fit my general style. I've wanted to make some culottes, so I was happy to find a pattern from the 90's at a thrift store. Obviously some patterns will be out of date, but you can still find patterns that are classic designs and fit your style. Some patterns only need to be made in a modern fabric or have some slight modifications made to bring them up to date.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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