I’m looking for some feedback on the Hot Patterns group of patterns. They are now being sold through the McCalls and Butterick websites, and also by Hancock Fabrics. I’m lusting after the HP108 Geisha Girl jacket – here’s a link to it: http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/HP108.htm
View Image And the picture for HP 108
I like the collar line and the EZ sew aspect, but prefer full length hemmed sleeves, which is easy enough to do. I found 2 brocades that I really like – one is B/W leaves on a reversible rayon/acetate from Fashion Fabric Club (#Q868) and the other is a med brown bamboo leaf poly brocade from JoAnn’s. (Hmmm – must have a leaf thing going….) My DH and I are going on an early November cruise, so I want something nice for dinner/evenings in a fall color.
My problem is, the regular price is $11.95, and Hancock’s won’t sell them for less when they have McCalls or Butterick patterns on sale for $1-$2. I just looked at the McCalls website, and it says something about 40% off and free shipping – I need to check out those details! (OK, so I’m cheap and see no reason to pay full price for patterns, especially when they are on sale so often!!) Before I invest in this pattern, I’d like to have other’s opinions on any good or bad experiences with this line of patterns. Why waste $, time and great fabric on a disaster????
Thanks in advance for your opinions!