To All Pattern Addicts Out There
Well especially for those outside the US, independent pattern companies seem to become aware that we’re not keen on letting almost as much money go on shipping expenses as we do on patterns. I’m not trying to downplay the time and effort it takes to pack and send all these parcels for the owners of such companies. But I can’t help but feel a twinge when having to let 10$ go for shipping of a single pattern, which is why I almost always wait for sales and then try to get as many patterns as possible at once. That’s one of the reasons I trace all my paper patterns. That’s also one of the reason I have yet to order a pattern from StyleARC. I mean: 20 AUD $ shipping and handling for a AUD $20-pattern? I know Australia is far away but if I have to start thinking about what I could get for one of my children for that money, then I cannot reconcile with spending that money. So I’m really grateful that some of the pattern companies try to save themselves the effort and myself some money by making their products available as pdf. Believe me: when you’re on a tight budget, you don’t mind the printing, cutting and taping of the sheets of paper. Anyways, after Oliver and S, Colette patterns is now diving in, and I wish many more will follow (Tasia, are you reading this? 🙂 ).