It’s been awhile and I apologize. I’ve been super busy with prom and Easter orders but I was able to slip this one in for myself.
Recently, I found out about this company that designs patterns based on your measurements. I repeat, patterns made based on YOUR measurements! If you’re anything like me, commercial patterns cause me to rip my hair out at least once a month because of all the unfolding, pressing and adjustments that have to be made. So when I heard about this company, I HAD to check them out.
Bootstrapfashion.com makes the process so simple. You choose a pattern (and there are tons to choose from), input your measurements, add seam allowance (optional) and either print it from your home printer or send to an outside printer. <—- that was what I did. One word of caution if sending to an outside printer…Make sure to notate in your order “NOT to scale to fit and to print on a 36″ plotter.” Each pattern has a 10x10cm square on it. When you pick up your order, make sure to measure it BEFORE you leave the print shop. If it doesn’t measure correctly, they can reprint it for you.
Did I mention the patterns are only $3.49 and they offer a live chat feature so that if you run into any issues, they can assist you almost immediately. The customer service has been exceptional from my experience.
I purchased ten patterns during their SpringSational sale (10 patterns for $15) and started with #BSF4079, a kimono balloon sleeve dress. Remember, I mentioned to measure the 10x10cm square BEFORE leaving the print shop? So, yeah…guess who didn’t follow her own advice? My pattern was off so I had to make adjustments to it before I could cut my fabric. I used a jet set from Joann’s in a lively yellow color. The pattern was very simple to make. There were only 4 pieces and even with the adjustments I had to make, it took a little over an hour from start to finish.
Have you tried them out? I’d love to see what you made and hear about your experience! Feel free to comment below!