I almost threw them in the recycling bin, but that seemed like a crime. Nearly all of these patterns have never been opened or used. Most are out of print.
Would you like a bunch of practically perfect patterns, Missy? I'll take your humble dollars and go buy some needles and bobbins, which I really DO need some more of.
The thing that got me in trouble was two-fold. A couple of old-fashioned sewing stores in my world went out of business and let their customers crawl into the attic and buy all their old pattern stock. I was like a wild beast.
Then, these horrible online sales that the Big 3 pattern companies keep throwing, fooled me impulsively intro ordering patterns willy-nilly THAT I ALREADY OWN, or patterns very similar. For example, I have bought every cleavage-enhancing, princess seam knit dress ever drafted.
I can't bear to throw these patterns out, and Goodwill won't treasure them. But I'm never going to get around to making them, and I've run out of ROOM, which is at a premium these days. After all, I've got MORE patterns arriving in the mail next week. HELP!!!
Below are 60 patterns, which I want to say bye-bye to, @ $1 apiece, or $30 for the whole kit and caboodle! Just add media mailing cost and you'll be as swept away as I was when I first got them! Or throw a sewing party and give them away as party favors!
If the rare one you want is cut, I'll write you and see if you still want it. I'm size 18-20 in the Big 3.
For those virgins out there, the way you find out what the Pattern Numbers refer to is just to Google the pattern brand name and number. You can usually find an image of the exact pattern on someone else's web site.
The Betzina patterns have EXCELLENT instructions and the bust sizing is for C and D cups. The Burda also is great for breasts, the larger sizes are cut great for boobs, and their PANTS ARE SUPERB. Don't bother getting anyone else's pants patterns except for Betzina.
Kwik Sew comes in all sizes. The Style pattern is gorgeous, yes, you should make that velvet trouser suit. Everyone cries because Style went out of business.
Write me with any questions! Put "Patterns" in your subject line, so I can fish you out of the spam filter!
UPDATE: Whoa Nelly! I sold them all in two hours! My god, I should be in the used pattern business instead of the book business! Thanks for all your interest, and I'll do this again...
7694 DEF (2 copies)
2933 All Sizes
5878 10-20 no seam allowances
5788 10-18 no seam allowances
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