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Best place for dress patterns?

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Dutchoma Thu 19-Feb-15 12:38:01

Sewessential had the MacCall's pattern at half price as well.

RavenRose Tue 17-Feb-15 11:56:53

Just to add that jaycotts have McCalls on half price now!

RavenRose Tue 17-Feb-15 11:42:11

jaycotts and sew essential are both good for online. To browse patterns I tend to go to It's a us site but the pictures and detail are better. Then google the pattern number or use ebay.

If you are wanting blocks and to draft your own have you thought of looking at a fitting shell pattern and going from that?

lucysmam Mon 16-Feb-15 23:41:03

Rhyme it was a size ten bodice/skirt block that I then made adjustments to.

I've been buying patterns for the mo, I'm planning to buy myself a pattern drafting book soon (when I save up)

Rhymerocket Mon 16-Feb-15 22:00:42

Do you use a body form or just keep a pattern you know fits u?

LIZS Mon 16-Feb-15 21:47:34

Jl have some online

Rhymerocket Mon 16-Feb-15 21:46:06

Look at the new look patterns all reduced to £2:95 with 85p postage

Chocolateteabag Fri 19-Jul-13 23:53:57

Have a look on eBay - sort by price and look for ones under £3 incl postage

Or try local dept store (if you are in the north look for a Boyes) and usually they have offers on Butterick and New Look.

jaycotts online are often cheap too.

roguepixie Thu 11-Jul-13 13:32:19

John Lewis is good (Oxford Street has a good haberdashery dept although not sure where you are).

Online I have bought from and and can recommend both.

peacefuloptimist Thu 11-Jul-13 13:25:49

My mum normally buys dress patterns from john Lewis. I'm not sure if they are the same ones you are talking about though. They can be cheap if you get them on sale, which we did but not sure what the damage will be if you but them full price.

lucysmam Thu 11-Jul-13 10:43:31

I'm getting my machine repaired (finally now I replaced sherring elastic by hand ffs!)....and I want to make myself a couple of dresses.

I used to have a pattern block in my size that could easily be adapted to strappy/strapless/mini/maxi but can't find it anywhere sad

Any idea where I can get a cheap, basic pattern that I can then adapt to what I want it to be?

tia smile

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