One of the things about dressing making that can be quite scary is the sizing of the garment. The idea of spending hours making a beautiful dress, or trousers and putting them on for the first time and then them not fitting can be incredibly soul destroying. Fit is so important and completely the point of making your own garments so when they end up miles too big or worse too tight, all that effect you have put in has gone to waste! sometimes you can buy a dress pattern and, particularly if you buy it discounted online, you won’t be getting the free expert advice that benefits our in store customers. When it arrives you may realize that you don’t understand what the sizing means and that your dress size on the pattern doesn’t even match the garment size! All this can be very confusing and put you off you starting the project at all. When you purchase from us in house, we are able to give you sound advice on size and fabric requirements, including suitability. We can open the patterns out on our cutting tables and help you to understand terms, abbreviations and phrases and we’re always here to help and advice as you progress your project. It may also benefit you to read the Simplicity-Complete-Measurement Guide
This guide adds to the quick fit guide on a pattern with a complete range of sizes for all ages, both male and female plus measuring tips, home decor, and more. This guide will really assist you with confidence in making.
Livingstone Textiles in Bridport, Dorset and in Yeovil, Somerset both sell Newlook and Simplicity dress patterns. We usually have all of them in stock in order for you to start your project taht very day. Very occasionally we may have just sold the pattern you wanted and will get it ordered in for you and if it’s on sale. you still get the sale price. Another great advantage of buying from us and not online discounted shops is that you can join our pattern club for free. This benefits you hugely because when you have bought four patterns from us, your fifth one will be free. Thats ANY pattern as well, from either of our catalogues. Browse online and buy in store, no postage,no waiting, immediate sewing, help and advice in person, and a pattern club, what are you waiting for?
If you would like more information on the fabrics and services of Livingstone Textiles at either of our stores then please contact us and we will be really happy to help you.