Finished this sweet lovely top for me!
It is a nice light weight fabric for summer.
Need to find a pair of white capris or bermudas to go with it.
here and this top pattern. Made my top in the longer length. Easy and fast really. You just have to match up your measurements and make whatever simple adjustments needed.
I am no expert seamstress so if I can do it pretty much anyone can!
Now both of these patterns cost me 99 cent each on sale. Plus there is several options on each pattern.
I have used them both two times..2 dresses and 2 tops!
Pretty sure some of you will be saying this is apples and oranges..big companies and small ones... but on I go!
The pattern I received yesterday cost me $9.00 plus $2.00 shipping!
Was the lowest price I found online.
A craft pattern (instructions only).
Inside was two (2) pages of printed pc paper.
Yes was my choice to order I know but come on!
I have been burned a couple times buying used so try to buy new if I can.
I am familiar with wholesale lot costs on these patterns.
The mark up on them can be rather high once they hit retail!
Unless the designer is selling it themselves at this price they will not make a lot off this one pattern.
This is why I normally only buy books (on sale mostly and with no need to enlarge anything ..yet another peeve) or magazines.
The mags are still a darn good deal on patterns plus you get all those pretty pics too!
I did check books online and this one item was not in them.
Now this is just my own whine, on my own blog and not a slam on all the wonderful designers out there or retail outlets!
I also have a problem with buying a pattern online and it costing same as having one mailed to me and a Kindle book costing same as a 'real book', but that is yet another whine!;-)
So yes I will be making some gifts with the pattern/instructions for Christmas gifts, mumbling as I go!;-)
Just had to add a pic of our baby Wiggles, laying still in her sewing room basket for a bit, napping! This does not last long!!