Friday 27 November 2015

Black Friday Pattern Picks!

I am loving that sewing pattern companies have got on board with Black Friday this year and are having big store wide sales this weekend! I thought I'd share with you some of the patterns and offers that have caught my eye, it started out as a short post but I keep spotting more and more deals!

Papercut Patterns - 30% off all orders with the code FLASH (until Saturday 28th)

I've had my eye on the popular Rigel Bomber for a while now and have been dabbling in sewing my own active-wear recently so the Pneuma Tank has grabbed my attention too. With free postage worldwide the only tough choice I've got now is whether to treat myself to their beautifully packaged patterns or go for the speed of a PDF!

Deer & Doe - 20% off all patterns online now (Friday 27th only)

The Fumeterre Skirt stole my heart as soon as the pattern was released a few months back...the wet & windy London weather of late and some serious lack of sewing time has prevented me from taking the plunge so far but this offer might be just enough to get me to try it out.

Sewaholic Patterns - 40% off paper patterns with the code BF2015 (until Monday 30th)

I've been tempted to treat myself to the knit Davie Dress on a couple of occasions as it looks so wearable and chic at the same time. The Cypress Cape is something I don't really need as I don't ride a bicycle but I absolutely love the unique design of it and the discount has got me thinking that maybe it would be useful in the decidedly wet UK winter season!

Megan Nielsen - 30% off all women's and maternity patterns with the code BLACKFRIDAY (all weekend)

I'm already a big fan of her Tania Culottes for summer wear and although it's totally the wrong weather for it over here I've got my eye on the Cascade Skirt next; it's exactly the kind of thing I like to wear in warmer weather. Breezy, feminine and a great way to showcase a spectacular fabric!

Grainline Studio - 20% off with the code GIVETHANKS15 (until Monday 30th)

I already have A LOT of Jen's patterns, I'm a big fan of her drafting but I've been trying to think up a good reason for me to make up the Cascade Duffel Coat since it's release. I've also been wearing my plaid flannel Alder Shirtdress to death recently so I recommend that one!

Victory Patterns - 30% off all patterns with the code TAKE30 (until Sunday 29th)

I've actually yet to try a Victory Pattern but I really love how unique the designs are and how much thought is put into the details. I might be tempted to give the Ava a try with that gorgeous sheer yoke. Plus there's 50% off Kristiann's new book 'Boundless Style'!

Colette Patterns - 20% off all patterns and up to 70% off some! Discount applied at checkout (until Sunday 29th)

There are some great deals to be found over on the Colette site this weekend. I've had the Aster Blouse earmarked for some gorgeous ikat I picked up in San Francisco and am very tempted by their most recent release, the Wren Dress too.

Sew Over It - 30% off all kits and patterns (Friday 27th only)

Their Ultimate Pencil Skirt is one of my favourite patterns of all time, I have three versions which get worn to death! I think the Anderson Blouse is next on my list to try.

Maison Fleur Patterns - 20% off all patterns with the code 20THANKS (until Monday 30th)

I haven't tried a Maison Fleur pattern yet but what better reason is there than when there's a discount! I'm most drawn to the style of her 8101 Halterneck Swimsuit.

Closet Case Files - 20% off all patterns and the Sewing You Own Jeans ebook using the code THANKSGIVER (until Monday 30th)

I've already got a pair of Ginger Jeans cut out, and a desperate for enough time to get stuck into sewing them but the chilly London nights of late have got me thinking about a snuggly pair of Carolyn Pyjamas.

Thread Theory - 50% off all PDF patterns, no code required (until Monday 30th)

It's hard to choose between the classic menswear offerings over at Thread Theory but I think I'd most like to try sewing the Goldstream Peacoat and Jedediah Pants, I like a challenge and some topstitching!

True Bias - 30% off all patterns using the code THANKS30 (until Monday 30th)

I have been eyeing up the Roscoe Dress/Blouse since it's release (I am loving the 70s vibe this season) so I'm probably going to be all over that one. I definitely want to make up a maxi Southport Dress next summer too, I've seen so many gorgeous versions!

Jennifer Lauren Vintage - 15% off all patterns with the code THANKS (Friday 27th only)

If a wedding or other such event crops up for me to attend I'd love to make a Dalloway Dress, I adore that tiered skirt! I'm very tempted by the Cressida Skirt too, especially the 'double-breasted' version.

By Hand London - 20% off all patterns with the code BF20 (until Saturday 28th)

So I've pretty much made every BHL pattern there is to make but it's the perfect time of year for it with all their gorgeous dress designs ideal for Christmas parties! I'd pick the Kim Dress for a party and the Zeena Dress for everyday wear (in fact I'm wearing one right now!)

Muse Patterns - 20% off all patterns with the code THANKS15 (until Sunday 29th)

Another company I'm yet to try, I'm tempted to take the plunge with Kat's Gillian Wrap Dress. I love the yoke and the idea of making it a feature in a contrasting colour.

Simplicity/New Look/Burda - 50% off all patterns and free UK delivery (for one week)

There's just too much to choose from here...I could go a little wild but my box of patterns is already overflowing with things that I don't have time to sew! I've still had a good look though; my faves at the moment are Simplicity 1425Simplicity 1254 and Burda 6772 (at £1.46 you can't go wrong can you?!)

I know that Burdastyle had a huge 40% discount off their entire site yesterday and there are more deals around than I've listed here. Rachel has got a great list of sewing discounts on her blog today. Have you taken advantage of any other brilliant offers? What patterns have you got your eye on?


  1. I been buying like mad. I will be sharing my picks. Loved your choices.

    1. Ah I'm looking forward to seeing what you got! I tried to pace myself a bit and write a list then whittle it down or I was going to go overboard!

  2. I'll be taking advantage of the thread theory one! However, you forgot to mention for any lingerie lovers, Ohhh Lulu is having a pattern sale, 25% off every pattern with the code Thankful25. I love her vintage inspired slips and beautiful knickers, perfect to use up scraps of pretty fabrics.

    1. O thanks for the tip off Liz, I hadn't seen the Ohhh Lulu sale when I wrote this but am definitely going to take a look! There were loads more sales than I included here I know, but had to stop somewhere!

  3. Ohhh Lulu just announced a sale at her pattern shop, if anyone is interested. :)

    1. Thanks Friederike, I hadn't seen that and hoped straight over when i saw your comment as I love her designs!

  4. The code for the Sew Over It promotion is BLACK FRIDAY. Without it, you won't get a discount. Also, the code for the Grainline promotion is BLACKFRIDAY15.

    1. Ah thanks, I hadn't spotted the Sew Over It code, I've updated the post so everyone can see!

  5. I bought up the last of my Thread Theory wishlist (and my Craftsy class I wanted too! $20 is the right price for me!)

    I wanted to mention that I sewed the Cress cape last week, and it was a real treat. The front opening instructions escaped me, but I fudged it with my sewing experience bag of tricks. The cape is quite nice and I was well insulated from breezes. (It was Mrs Claus' over cape for our Santa parade.)

    1. The Thread Theory deal is fantastic isn't it?!
      I haven't heard of the cress cape? What company is it from? Thanks for mentioning it, I love to discover new patterns and just chat about them in general. I love that you made a Mrs Claus cape!

  6. I've taken advantage of the Black Friday deals and bought 6 papercut patterns (I just love them!) and the Sew Over It ultimate trousers. I'm going fabric shopping today too! What did you go for?

    1. I was all over the Papercut patterns too Jenny! Even spent the little bit extra to get printed ones, their packaging is just too lovely. I got the Rigel Bomber and Pneuma Tank, the Fumeterre Skirt from Deer and Doe and a Burda coat pattern...I'm still looking at those sales which haven't finished yet!!


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