I have a confession to make. I accidently-on-purpose bought 11 patterns during the recent McCalls/ Vogue/ Butterick sale.
W O W I’m not making any apologies!
The thing is that in New Zealand patterns are – too put it mildly – horrendously expensive. To buy a normal vogue pattern, such as the one at the top of this post, would cost NZ$33. To put that in perspective, that’s US$27.36. A “Vogue Easy Options” pattern is NZ$25. Hugely expensive right? So when they were reduced to US$2.88 how could I resist?
To combat the cost of shipping I used a a service called ship2u to make the postage cheeper (McCalls was going to charger me $55!!) I’ll let you know how that turns out.
So when I saw the massive sale that the McCall’s company was having I had no choice but to buy at least a few…
I mean who doesn’t need a new work shirt ? ? ?
And a skirt to go with it . . .
Or maybe a second – I do work FOUR days a week you know!
And of course I needed some sensible trousers comme ca
Having another party dress never hurt anyone, right?
OR another one. . .
And it is e s s e n t i a l to have a loose summer dress/ top to throw over your togs at the beach in this harsh Antipodean sun
And getting into knit fabrics really was one of my sewing goals for the year – what better opportunity than now to achieve goals?
So I thought I’d buy another just to get some good practice in.
Reasonable enough right?? Or is sewing becoming an obsession? Am I loosing perspective?!