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tranum 02-09-2017 07:00 PM

Have sewing patterns got this high ?? LOL
I saw a darling Mexican style dress for a little girl at a Flea Market last week. Didn't buy it, but can't get it off my mind. I looked for a sewing pattern on eBay and found a child size Simplicity pattern (new, uncut) for the tidy sum of $250.00!!! I'll pass, thank you.

Jan in VA 02-09-2017 07:45 PM

They might as well all be this price as far as I'm concerned, I'm not paying $12-$18 for a few pieces of tissue paper either!! They've pretty much priced themselves right out of most sewing rooms as far as I can see.

QuiltnLady1 02-09-2017 07:58 PM

Jan, I do agree. If Joann's has them on sale, I will buy something that looks good. I got a number of patterns when Hancock went out of business, so I am set for now.

quiltingshorttimer 02-09-2017 08:15 PM

besides being too expensive, I'm not thrilled that there's a dozen sizes on one pattern--seems like that by doing that they aren't fitting as well. when you can purchase such cheap (and cheaply made) clothing, sewing clothes seems silly--I would rather be quilting!

Barb in Louisiana 02-09-2017 08:21 PM

Here's an import that you might like that's already made. You might be able to figure out a pattern by looking at the dress. http://leosimports.com/girlsmexicodr...FdgKgQodVdAB5g

pennycandy 02-09-2017 09:33 PM

Simplicity will sometimes have out of print patterns available on their website. I did hunt down a pattern you could modify http://www.simplicity.com/new-look-p...gths/6444.html You'll need a bit more fabric because you are adding two ruffled skirt pieces instead of the straight skirt shown on the pattern.

Edited to add that I've also modified a top pattern to make a dress.

quiltingcandy 02-09-2017 11:15 PM

I didn't realize how high the prices of patterns had become until my daughter wanted a simple flared skirt and we thought the best way to go was to make it. But when we found the price of the pattern, the zipper, fabric, thread, etc. we could go to Nordstrom's and buy one.
And I don't like the one pattern for 5 sizes. At least in quilting you are just adding blocks, in patterns you have to determine which line to use.

quiltbuddy 02-10-2017 03:12 AM

There is a new book out called "The Tunic Bible" that you can make any size, any style tunic you'd like. The authors also have a great blog with examples of different styles. Many patterns, one price, very stylish. You can also draft your own from something in your wardrobe you love that fits well.

quilterpurpledog 02-10-2017 04:03 AM

Too expensive. But look at the price o quilting patterns=also ridiculous most of the time. But, of course, the major problem is the idea that you can only use a pattern once and not share it with someone else unless you technically break the law. Fortunately, places like Hobby Lobby have super sales on patterns once and a while. I usually buy several.

lindaschipper 02-10-2017 04:29 AM

Maybe they forgot to put the decimal point in....such as 2.50 or 25.00...in that case it automatically goes to 250.00. Contact the seller and ask them if the 250.00 is the actual price.

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