Hello All! I'm curious on how people treat their patterns. So time to confess...
Do you buy a pattern for a particular project, buy everything for it and sew it all up before you buy another?
Or do you buy 20 at a time and keep them until the day you find the perfect fabric or inspiration to recreate it?
I am the hoarder type... I have plenty of patterns unopened! Shameful I know!
HA! as if I ever could sew every pattern I own. I buy too many, I know. But, I figure, if it's on sale for $1.99, as they often are, and I've looked at it more than once in the pattern book, then, what's the harm?
I once included a pic of about 1/2 my pattern collection - in boxes - in a blog post. Which should give you some idea of the extent of the hoard.
When I'm ready to sew something, I usually check my patterns first (they're grouped by type of garment, so it's not as daunting as it looks), but I'm all for new patterns when they're on sale.
Oh, golly! I am a terrible pattern hoarder!! *shame* I have sewn several items from my pattern stash, but the bulk of them are unsewn. I'm a sucker for vintage patterns (I have a $10 limit) as I find the quality is much better than the modern Big Four ones available. I love independent pattern companies like Sewaholic and Colette Patterns.
I am trying to sew exclusively from my pattern stash and to only buy with a particular project in mind.