Before I get into this post, I was wondering if anyone (assuming there are readers of this blog) uses My Sewing Circle? It seems to be like a Ravelry, but for sewing. Do you use it and is it useful? I signed up today and was browsing around, but I couldn’t get a sense of how big the community is and how useful it will be. For example, I find Ravelry to be especially helpful for looking at other finished projects and making mods accordingly.
Now, on to awesomeness…(sorry, I couldn’t get this photo to upload horizontally, so please tilt your head to the left)
O M G. What have I done?
After finishing my first sewing project, I started thinking about what I wanted to make next. To make a long web-browsing story very short, I stumbled upon McCall’s website. And McCall’s (and Butterwick, and Vogue) were having this crazy four-day sell with most patterns at $1.99 .
I don’t know anything about sewing yet, but I couldn’t resist. I bought some patterns. More than some. I bought a lot. Well, a lot for someone who has only ever sewn one project.
By the way, the shipping on my order was $12.00, which I thought was steep considering the patterns aren’t heavy – they’re just paper after all. But I was saving so much on the pattern themselves, I decided it was worth it. Pray tell, then, why the shipping on my package was only $4.90?
I know it was a really big sale, and I ordered several patterns, but that’s more than twice the “shipping” price I paid.
I suppose you can expect updates based on these patterns in the near future…