New to me

Has anyone seen these envelope patterns? I found this one at Wal-M@rt when I was trolling through there the other night. They were up on the top rack with those cheaper patterns that all the companies have–It’s so Easy it’s Simplicity, Butterick See & Sew–you know the ones. I didn’t notice if these replaced the It’s so Easy ones or not.

I’ve said before that I’d prefer patterns to have only one garment in the packet, so this is perfect IMO.   For 99¢ I picked one up.

SewSimple 1969

This top is very much like the shell I made from Simplicity 2263 in June except that the front is not on the bias and I won’t have to tunnel through 6 or 7 sheets of tissue to find the pieces for the shell.

I can’t find anything about these patterns on-line, so I’m not sure who they are targeted to.  Probably to those returning sewers who are shell-shocked by the price of patterns–the suggested retail price, at any rate.

The instructions look like pretty standard home-ecky method, but simple and well-spaced on the instruction sheets–there’s only one garment, remember, so they don’t have to squeeze.  The instructions are in English, French, and Spanish with photos at left, then a column for each language.

The back of the envelope is simplified and available in three languages, as well.

Misses’ Pullover Top
Body Measurements (Bust only)
Fabric Options
Notions Required
Fabric Required
Finished garment measurements

It’s like a breath of fresh (simple, clean) air.