Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review


Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Widget
Photo Album
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Calendar
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Informing mfgs about pattern issues (Tip/Technique)
Viewed 5052 times
Review rated Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 4 people   
Posted by: sosoatsewing
photo
About sosoatsewing star
OH USA
Member since: 9/22/04
Reviews written: 77
Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner
Favored by: 5 people
tips added: 11
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 6/26/05 6:50 PM
How many of you have started a pattern only to notice incomplete instructions, or markings missing on the tissue?

I recently had this experience with a Butterick pattern; no biggie, they just left off the pocket placement markings. I could place the pockets easily, but since my pattern was a beginner "very easy" rated pattern, I felt others may not know where to place the pockets without the placement marks.I called Butterick and let them know of the problem with my pattern. They checked their stock and confirmed that, indeed, the pocket placement markings had been left off the tissue. They were very grateful, and offered to send me 2 free Butterick patterns of my choosing for letting them know...not bad for the price of sending an email....But more than the free patterns, it's good to know you may have helped someone by pointing out the errors or omissions in a pattern..
Merchants on PR
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


5 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
purpleseamstress said...
Good idea. Maybe more suggestions will keep them in touch with the full process beyond just the technicalities of pattern making, but thinking to the end result of the seamstress at home.
6/26/05 11:12 PM
Denny1600 said...
Very good. I've written to Batik Butik once with a question about their pattern instructions and they e-mailed right back with clarification. I've also written to another patternmaker with questions and suggestions and got ignored. Of course, I will remember both experiences. Thanks for your tip again.
6/27/05 10:15 AM
Queendom said...
I did the same thing with a Butterick pattern many years ago, but it was the yardage on the envelope which was wrong. The refunded all of the cost of the fabric as well.
6/27/05 10:43 AM
esmer said...
Your are a HERO! Thank you so much. I now of alot of people who are begining to sew.
7/1/05 4:19 PM
Twinkster said...
I should do this too! I have found errors in New Look 6598 and Vogue 2813. Thanks for giving us the encouragement to follow through with this.
7/4/05 8:28 AM

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us