Big news – Named patterns are soon available as good old printed patterns! We have recently received our first batch of printed pattern packages, and they are waiting to be added to our shop during this month. The patterns can already be bought from a couple of retailers in Finland and France; you can check them out at the ‘Retailers’ section of our web site.
Why paper patterns? Not everyone is a fan of printing, cutting and taping the pattern sheets together – the printed pattern package is a good option, as the package comes with a complete pattern sheet. Paper patterns are also easier to store and re-use, and may I just say that thanks to our lovely packaging designer Sini, the package itself is really a piece of eye candy!
These printed patterns include all the same features than the virtual PDF-patterns; a pattern sheet with sizes 32-46, and a separate instructions booklet with illustrated sewing instructions, material chart, finished measurements, and so on. Pattern layout is overlapping, and the patterns will be traced to a separate pattern paper before cutting (pattern paper is not included in the package). The only major difference is that the pattern pieces don’t have seam allowances, but there are instructions for adding them. Right now we offer only the SS14 styles as printed patterns.
The virtual PDF patterns will continue to be in our selection – these are convenient especially if you need to receive your patterns right away. They are a little more work, but a little less money, and they will never run out of stock!
We are also looking for retailers for the printed patterns, so if you own or know a design/haberdashery/fabric shop or an independent sewing school anywhere in the world, don’t be afraid to mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about Named retail opportunities.
All patterns are designed, made and printed in our hometown Helsinki, Finland!
– Saara & Laura