Sewaholic Patterns: The Store is Open!

I’m thrilled to announce that the Sewaholic Patterns Store is finally open for business! The web store is set up, ready to go and fully stocked with Pendrell Blouse patterns.

Click the image below to visit the store!

And the best part: the patterns are officially in stock! Late Friday the envelopes, instruction sheets and pattern tissue arrived. I spent the weekend stuffing tissues into envelopes, instruction sheets into envelopes, patterns into shipping envelopes. Lots of stuffing – and not the kind that goes with turkey!

I also have great news to everyone who pre-ordered the pattern, your orders are in the mail! I’m happy to tell you every order shipped out this weekend.  (That’s a lot of envelope-licking!) You’ll receive them in the coming weeks, depending on how far away you are. Thanks again for your support!

That’s all for now! It’s been a crazy busy week, but definitely the good kind of busy. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

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19 Responses to Sewaholic Patterns: The Store is Open!

  1. G November 29, 2010 at 6:09 am #

    Can’t wait to get it! A tip from someone who hates to tries to cut down on shipping charges for sewing notions and patterns: also make them available as pdf…

  2. Tanit-Isis November 29, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Ooo, how exciting!!!!

  3. Patty November 29, 2010 at 6:22 am #

    I saw the email that it was on the way! I’m so excited! Can’t wait to get my hands on the pattern!!

  4. clare November 29, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Yay! Congratulations! Hope you sell 1000s of patterns! x

  5. K-Line November 29, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    Woohoo! Aren’t you a star! I got notice that mine is on its way…

  6. Sue November 29, 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Congratulations :)

  7. S√∏lvi November 29, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    Congratulations! Nice layout on the pattern envelope. Will definitely get this the next time I am in need of a blouse pattern, Tasia. Great job! :-)

  8. lap November 29, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    Congratulations! I love the interview you did with Sunni as well, especially when you say “I’d love for people to think of sewing not as a cheaper alternative to shopping, or an artsy-craftsy thing, but a way for real, modern women to dress themselves. ” Such a great empowering goal!

  9. CGCouture November 29, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Wow….I can’t believe you are doing the assembly and shipping yourself. You are braver than me, that’s for sure! Once you get going, do you plan to have someone else help you with that job, or will the printing company provide that service once you get to a certain point in sales?

  10. A Sewn Wardrobe November 29, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    Can’t wait to get my pattern!!

  11. Tasia November 29, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Yay! Thanks everyone! I beat the Christmas rush at the post office this morning, there were about ten people lined up behind me when I was leaving… Kind of cool that people still mail out personal greetings for the holidays, it’s not all e-cards.

    @CGCouture: I know, it’s surprising how long the assembly and shipping takes! I spent most of the weekend stuffing, labelling, and sealing. The pre-sale took a long time to get through, but the daily orders will be super fast to process, I’m hoping! I kind of enjoy the ‘assembly-line’ style of work, just to break up the computer work and sewing. It’s a nice change of pace. I think I’d have to be much, much bigger to contract out the shipping services. Right now I like that I personally delivered the patterns to the post office. I’m confident they were handled with care. But definitely something to think about for the future!

    @lap: Thank you! It’s exactly how I feel and I love that you can relate. Look at us – we’re all very cool, very modern and talented women, and we sew because we love creating beautiful clothing for ourselves.

    @clare: I hope I sell thousands of patterns, too!

    Everyone who’s placed an order so far – your patterns are in the mail! I can’t wait to see what you guys make. Please send me photos and links if you make a blouse, or add it to the Flickr group!

  12. laura November 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    yay! i just ordered! (and seemingly caught you on your way out the door, according to your email)… i’m a sewing newbie and i’m pretty excited about this project–and THANKFUL that it begins in january.
    i took a class at a fabric store a while back that kind of left me with a bad taste in my mouth, so i’ve been using for tips & keeping an eye on your blog/a few others instead. the internet is much nicer than the woman who ran my class!

  13. Tasia November 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Yup, just got back from the post office, second trip of the day! I’m really lucky as it’s literally across the street from my place.
    Sorry to hear you had a not-so-great experience taking a sewing class, I’m glad you’re sticking with it though! The internet is really great for learning, you can read oodles of blogs and see many, many different perspectives on sewing.. and then keep reading the blogs you like and can relate to! The online sewing community is full of wonderful supportive and inspirational people, who are super nice and willing to help :) look forward to sewing along with you!

  14. Jessica November 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Super exciting!

  15. Alessa November 30, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    Congratulations! I can only imagine the excitement of starting you own line of patterns!

  16. Casey November 30, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    Hurrah! I’m so, so excited and am eagerly awaiting mine to show up in the mailbox. ;)

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  17. Queen of Mayhem November 30, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    This is wonderful! If I didn’t know how to draft patterns, I’d buy it. So wonderful. I love the fresh looking layout on the envelope. Can I ask how long it took you to layout the patterns on the computer and where you got the envelopes done, or if you did them yourself. Very curious!

    Queen of Mayhem

  18. Angela December 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Congratulations!!! :)

  19. Kim December 2, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    My copy just arrived! It looks awesome – the instructions look much nicer than I’m used to with the big 4. I was wondering which way to press the pleats on the sleeve and I love that you say it can go either way, so long as you’re consistent. It’s the sort of detail that makes a pattern easy to use. I can’t wait for January to make it!