It’s just too easy to get caught up in the razzle-dazzle excitement of pattern shopping in a sale. So, in an effort to keep myself on track whilst narrowing down my choices in the big 4 sales today I found myself running through the same questions over and over.
Being the nerd that I am, here they are on a flow chart:
- It supports my sewing goals for the year (more on that tomorrow)
- It keeps me focussed on what I need
- Helps avoid those impulse purchases
And here’s some examples in action:
McCall’s 6519: This one ticked all the boxes and was first in the cart.
McCall’s 6511: This is an example of where I got distracted by the fabric. Realistically, just trying to find that many different types of jersey would drive me nuts so this was a no buy.
McCall’s 6506: I love this dress but realistically I think I’d enjoy the challenge of trying to draft this myself.
Gertie’s Bombshell Dress: Craftsy had the course on sale, I didn’t have a similar pattern, Gertie’s fabric choices were stunning but that wasn’t the main draw. I don’t really have anywhere to wear a bombshell dress, but, I know I’ll learn so much from making the dress and Gertie’s tutorials so I bought it.
How do you decide?
If you’re nerdy like me you can get a pdf of the flow chart here.