Saturday, January 2, 2010, Downloadable Patterns??

Hey SSDivas! I have frequented many a different sewing related sites, for the purposes of fabric shopping, gaining sewing knowledge, and ogling over the expertise of some of my fellow SSDiva bloggers. I happened upon during one of my computer binges. An opportunity arose where I wanted to immediately start sewing a project. I didn't really feel like leaving the house that day and it dawned on me to just go to and see if they have my pattern available for instant download. I seeked, I found, I purchased. Please note you don't actually get to download the pattern to your computer but you do have a portal that is accessible online to print out the pattern whenever you see fit. I then proceeded to print out a plethora of pages with marks galore. This process is not for the faint of heart. I glued and I taped. Here are a couple of pics:

Close up of pattern

My overall feelings toward this method of purchasing sewing patterns is that of appreciation that the sewing industry is progressing, but I wouldn't choose this as a method for instant gratification. Taping the pages together can steal your sewing mojo piece by piece. But on the other hand if you are alright with the time it takes to actually get started this will be a much appreciated option for you. Also I would not recommend this option for a pattern with an infinite amount of pieces as you will be completly defeated before you start. Just my 2.56789 cents!

Until next time SSDivas,

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