Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Another Win for McCall Patterns!

Melissa alerted me to the fact that all of the McCall Pattern sites (Butterick, McCall's, Vogue) have online clearance sections. Which means you can see which patterns were not big sellers and are about to become scarce and go out-of-print. You can also see what patterns weren't particularly popular and believe me, I recognized a few.

Why? Well, because there were some patterns my fellow sewist-bloggers/patternreview.com-users had problems with and then blogged about.

So when that next great pattern sale comes up you can get off your butt and to a store to get that pattern you keep thinking about but have not bought yet before it disappears forever (or makes itself very hard to come by).

Every time I have to look at that Simplicity site, I realize what a great job these guys have done, probably in part because they were able to learn from the mistakes that the Simplicity Creative Group made. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't just Google and find links to sewing blogs complaining about Simplicity's new interface and worked from there.

Good job, McCall Patterns!!!


Anonymous said...

My friend's firm in Chicago actually did the website overhauls!

Yeah, I saw that my Vogue DKNY jacket went to the clearance section...

lsaspacey said...

Ha, I was thinking of you and your jacket!