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Betzina pattern book

Tnuctip | Posted in Patterns on

Hi.

I’ve been trying to get a complete copy of ‘No Time To Sew’ with pattern sheets in the UK.  I’ve now got 2 good copies of the book only,  and still no luck from second hand sources.

1) Has anyone recently made any of these garments?

2) Are they still reasonably fashionable ( for a potato shaped woman!) and worth tracking down??

2) Is there any ‘capsule wardrobe ‘ pattern substitute recommended?

I recently bought a SB Vogue pattern for £11.95 – about $23.50 I think – is this what you pay in the US?

Tnuctip

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    1. Tnuctip | | #2

      Yes but I still don't know if they're worth tracking down. I got 2 copies of the book from 2 Amazon sellers without patterns.

      1. Katina | | #4

        Hi again

        I found these at Alibris. There are many copies available, some without the patterns, and some presumably with. You could enquire before purchasing. Hope this helps.

        http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?qwork=8353449&matches=49&author=sandra+betzina&cm_sp=works*listing*title

        If the link's too long, go to Alibris and type in Sandra Betzina.

        1. Tnuctip | | #5

          Thanks, I'll give it a try. I am working on my own designs at the moment, and not sure patts would help as much as the rest of the info in the book.

  1. rekha | | #3
    • If you know the pattern number e.g. V7894, key that into google and a lot of private resellers would list them.
    • If you shop directly from Vogue you pay substantially less in ££s. http://www.voguepatterns.com/list/whats_new/page-1
    • If you bought a new copy the patterns should have been enclosed.
    • If you bought it from amazon.co. reseller they should be able to accept the book back if the book doesn't have the patterns
    1. Tnuctip | | #6

      Thanks for info. Book is easily returned but after paying international delivery twice for books I had to return, to get patterns I was going to alter anyway I am not going to do that again soon.

      Vogue patterns cost a fortune here in  UK, so I will be doing a 'Buy as I Sew' on these instead of getting a whole wardrobe of patterns together in one step.

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