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New McCalls not in UK until July 15th
I didn't buy when they were on BMV sale and wish I had
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Date: 6/25/12 1:13 PM

I am desperate to make McCalls 6604

but I live in the UK.

I phoned the Vogue UK and apparently, they will not be available until 15th July

I didn't buy in that little gap when BMV are on sale just after the new designs arrive because I am trying no to buy patterns until I want to make them.

The long sleeved cowl style made with shorter sleeves is exactly what I need for work. I teach small groups of children, sitting at the same table as myself. I find that many tops which I thought would be OK, when I lean into the table cause a glimpse of cleavage - although only a small amount it is not appropriate in school.

Term will be nearly over by the time the patterns arrive in the UK. I guess I will have to order from BMV but it hurts now that they are lots dearer plus the shipping.

Excuse the rant, I needed to get it off my chest and I knew you would understand.
-- Edited on 6/25/12 1:16 PM --

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Clare

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A Singer Featherweight Centennial and an old Necci in the loft waiting for TLC

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Date: 6/25/12 4:46 PM

Looking on the bright side, I got to choose another pattern to go with it.

Unfortunately I could only get 2 patterns before I reached the limit for free import vat.

DD is chuffed because i ordered for her to make some summer pjs.

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Clare

Machines: Juki F600, Juki 654 serger, Bernina 550 for art work, Janome Coverpro 1000cp barely used
A Singer Featherweight Centennial and an old Necci in the loft waiting for TLC

http://art-by-clare.blogspot.co.uk/

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In reply to Clareew <<


Date: 6/26/12 9:58 AM

I'm with you all the way!

Being too meant to pay shipping, my ' sort of sideways revenge' is to have a Web Only membership of Sewdirect.com. So when they are finally available in the UK I get 50% discount.
( http://www.sewdirect.com/acatalog/Membership.html )

Good luck with your two lovely new patterns.

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Date: 6/26/12 12:56 PM

My mom recently bought a Vogue pattern in the States for me and shipped it to me in the UK. It cost her $2.97. How BMV justify charging $15 to ship the same pattern to the UK is beyond me, but I vote with my feet and my sewing machine.

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Date: 6/26/12 2:48 PM

I usually vote with my feet and only buy from BMV when the patterns are about $3 each. Even then, I sometimes find it can work out little different from with SewDirect.

It is just that I have a sewing window (after finishing 14 dance costumes and before extra end of term work) and want to make up that pattern next week. Here's hoping for the usual prompt delivery.

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Clare

Machines: Juki F600, Juki 654 serger, Bernina 550 for art work, Janome Coverpro 1000cp barely used
A Singer Featherweight Centennial and an old Necci in the loft waiting for TLC

http://art-by-clare.blogspot.co.uk/

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Date: 6/26/12 2:57 PM

Our JA has McCall's on sale $.99 July 1-7. I can get them for you BUT our JA can be cheessy and not have them in stock! So PM me and I will check on them the beginning of July for you!

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Date: 6/26/12 4:02 PM

That is so kind of you.

I wonder, do we have things in the UK that you hanker over?

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Clare

Machines: Juki F600, Juki 654 serger, Bernina 550 for art work, Janome Coverpro 1000cp barely used
A Singer Featherweight Centennial and an old Necci in the loft waiting for TLC

http://art-by-clare.blogspot.co.uk/

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Date: 6/27/12 11:42 AM

Liberty of London fabric!

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Relax, don't get your elastic all twisted up in your waistband!
Hell hath no fury for the poor soul that sews an ill-fitting garment! Thank God for Surefitdesigns.com!

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Date: 6/28/12 6:44 AM

I don't believe it. I have just had an email from Sew Direct saying the patterns are now available.

Rats, I should have waited, if I had ordered from SewDirect today it would arrive tomorrow.

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Clare

Machines: Juki F600, Juki 654 serger, Bernina 550 for art work, Janome Coverpro 1000cp barely used
A Singer Featherweight Centennial and an old Necci in the loft waiting for TLC

http://art-by-clare.blogspot.co.uk/

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