Pattern Shop Updates & Mailing List

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you’re having a fun and productive weekend so far, especially the Sew-Alongers! I enjoyed all of the cape-love on Friday, and was thrilled to hear from so many cape-fans out there. So what if it’s not the most serious or practical piece of outerwear? It’s going to be great fun to wear!

I just stopped in to point out that I’ve added a PDF version of the Envelope Back to the Pendrell Blouse store page. I received feedback that it was hard to read the measurement chart, as the slideshow doesn’t hold still for long enough! Makes sense to me.

I enlisted the help of my tech-savvy Mr Sewaholic, who found me a solution. Yay! Now it will be easy to add PDF envelope-back files for future patterns.

Even if you already bought the pattern, the PDF files can be helpful! It’s easy to print off a copy for taking to the fabric store. Plus, if your cell phone has internet access, the PDF files are handy when you’re in the fabric store but left the blouse pattern at home. (I have an iPhone, and I even was able to save the PDF to iBooks so now it’s there whenever I need it. Pretty cool, don’t you think?)

Here’s where to find the PDF links, if you need them:

Speaking of future patterns, are you part of the Sewaholic Patterns mailing list? Click here to join!

No spam, I promise. Just occasional notice of sales, new patterns, and special offers – only good stuff! I’ve shuffled things around and lost the page with the mailing list sign-up, so I thought I’d post the link again. Totally optional, of course, but a great way to be in on special offers and deals!

That’s all for now – I’ll be back with the next chapter in the Pendrell Sew-Along tomorrow!

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7 Responses to Pattern Shop Updates & Mailing List

  1. Alison January 30, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    Hi Tasia,

    Something that’s unclear to me: is the Sewaholic Patterns mailing list the same as the blog mailing list, or are they separate? I currently get emails about blog updates, and don’t know if these are the same.

    Thanks for your help! I love your blog, and your sew along posts have been outstanding (though I’m a bit behind because the my muslin for the Trouser sew along over on The Cupcake Goddess’ blog is taking awhile for me to fit!)

  2. Jenna January 30, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    That’s great, Tasia! By the way, I’m dying to see more of your designs….any time line on when the next one will debut?

  3. Tasia January 30, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    @Alison: Hi Alison! The Sewaholic Patterns mailing list is different – it’s for pattern news only and special offers. I only send out these emails when there is something new in the pattern world. The blog updates email is sent out daily, and alerts you of new blog posts. (They’re separate because lots of people are interested in pattern updates but don’t want all of the daily emails too.)

    @Jenna: Soon! No official dates yet.. but I will keep you posted! I’ll have more info after the Sew-Along is over ;)

  4. Claire (aka Seemane) January 30, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Hi Tasia!
    I’m so, so glad to see that further to your older post (Metric Measurement Chart: By Request) you’ve added the charts/envelope info. as a download – it’s such a great idea!

    Re: a previous comment I made, the metric lengths of fabric to buy for different sizes/views is fab – however the stores will show the fabric-widths in metres only too. (So, if it’s at all possible for future PDF’s can the metric fabric show the widths in metres too – pretty please :)?)

    45″ = 115cm wide fabric
    60″ = 150cm wide fabric
    (or if you have narrow fabric then… 36‚Ä≥ would = 90cm wide fabric

  5. Tasia January 30, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    @Claire (aka Seemane): Hi Claire, absolutely! I think in metric and imperial, and for some reason I always think of fabric widths in inches! But I’ll definitely fix that for future metric conversions, and I might even be able to correct the existing metric chart. Thanks for the feedback!

  6. Claire (aka Seemane) January 30, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    @Tasia:
    You’re most welcome :)!

  7. daiyami January 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    Can I make another suggestion? Link the pattern page to the sewalong posts, but ESPECIALLY highlight the pre-sewalong posts about using less fabric and using slinky fabrics. Those are really things that I would want to know before deciding to buy a pattern.

    (I use Bento on my Mac and iPhone to track patterns and fabric stash, so the PDFs will be very nice to have, thanks!)

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