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Date: 6/14/13 1:48 PM

Anyone else see the e-mail for it today?

It's an $8.99 app that tracks patterns, yardage, notions, thread, measurements, photos. When you buy patterns from the Big3+KwikSew, they'll automatically download the pattern info for you.

Thoughts? Anyone try it out?

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Date: 6/14/13 2:00 PM

Isn't that what you can already do on your smart phone when you visit the site? I frequently pull up the pattern info from the manufacturer's site when I'm at the cutting counter.

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Date: 6/14/13 2:06 PM

I haven't downloaded it; I was under the impression from the marketing that it's a PatternFile competitor.

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Subject: McCalls Sewing App? Date: 6/14/13 2:48 PM

android?
iPhone/iPad?
Windows RT?

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Date: 6/14/13 3:22 PM

Looks like an Apple-only app.
Sewing Kit HD
This was is linked in the e-mail McCalls sent me. Here is the webpage form of the e-mail.

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Date: 6/14/13 3:34 PM

Finally. A link. It is "Sewing Kit HD", which I already own. Interesting app, but buggy.

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Date: 6/14/13 3:47 PM

From reading the description, it didn't really sound like something I'd buy. Maybe if it was free I'd try it out, but I don't think I want to keep my sewing database on my phone. That sort of workflow requires a large viewing area and pretty robust user input (definitely need a good way to enter notes, and I hate typing on on-screen keyboards). It's possible in a couple years, when tablets are better able to replace desktops/laptops, if this app runs on Android and Win8 it might be useful.

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Date: 6/14/13 3:50 PM

You're welcome.

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Date: 6/14/13 4:38 PM

Sorry if I seemed a bit brusque....

I've updated my copy of the app-- it's a free upgrade for existing owners of Sewing Kit HD.
Still a little funky with the interface. I would have preferred the standard iOS controls.

The yardage charts are really useful for making shopping lists, or to be more precise, not making them. I like the idea of throwing my ipad into my bag and not worrying about making a formal list.

Pity that the other pattern companies are left out.

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Date: 6/14/13 4:45 PM

Three words:

Bar Code Scanner.

Take a snapshot of the barcode, and if it's a recent pattern, everything will be collated from the pattern company's website.

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