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From: DorothyL
Date: 04-20-2007, 09:22 AM (1 of 5)
I've been subscribing to swatch catalogs from these people since before there was on line fabric stores. Now that there is little else, I'm still getting much of my fabric from them.
This came in my email today and I thought it might interest some of you fashion divas out there.

Dear Sewing Enthusiast,

With great pleasure and pride, I would like to announce a groundbreaking alliance with Vogue Patterns Magazine! Many of the fashion fabrics depicted within the glossy pages of Vogue Patterns Magazine will now be available for purchase through our website and/or our Vogue Fabrics by Mail Catalog.

You can now empower yourself and invigorate your wardrobe by using Vogue Patterns Magazine, Vogue Fabrics by Mail, and as indispensable sewing companions. You'll be able to browse through the magazine, choose select fashion outfits, visit our "As Seen in Vogue Patterns" section of, and "voila".that exact garment you admired from the pages of Vogue Patterns Magazine can now be created by you with our easy, one-stop shopping!

Our ultimate goal is to keep you excited about sewing by staying in style and on budget, while giving you an easy way to get fashionable patterns, fabrics, linings, and notions. With this great team, you can order a featured pattern at a 40% savings, plus the phenomenal fashion fabric shown in the magazine! Select thread, lining, interfacing, and notions at the same time so that your package arrives "needle-ready" on your doorstep! It can't get any easier to create great fashionable outfits.

Your Vogue Patterns Magazine has a one page reference ad from us in within its pages of the magazine showing you which fabrics and patterns are available. Or you can refer to fabric and accessory guide on the back page of the magazine to see which patterns and fabrics combinations are available for sale at

This alliance comes at a time when other venues for great patterns and fashion fabric are disappearing. We feel this new venture will allow you, the home sewer, to continue to build your wardrobe with the help of today's "Ultimate Sewing Magazine" and "America's Premier Fabric Store".

We are very excited about our unique collaboration, and we hope you are too.


Sean Sussman

P.S. Your feedback and suggestions are always greatly appreciated, so please drop us a line via email at any time! <email address removed for privacy>.

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User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
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From: MaryW
Date: 04-20-2007, 10:30 AM (2 of 5)
Well, that is an interesting combination. I must go see the fabrics online. I have never been to that site.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
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Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: lendube
Date: 04-20-2007, 11:46 AM (3 of 5)
Sounds like fun but I still can't help think that it'll cost a pretty penny to put an outfit together.

I'll check it out.

Thanks, Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
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From: plrlegal
Date: 04-20-2007, 09:33 PM (4 of 5)
Lennie if you put a really good custom made outfit together purchasing the fabric directly from a brick and mortar fabric store, you'll more than likely end up paying a pretty penny. I usually keep my 40% coupons from Hancock's for their better fabrics that I spot from time to time that I want to make a really good outfit of, i.e., the green suit that I made for Easter. That fabric started at 7.99 a yard and went up but I saved my 40% coupons for that. If I had paid full price for all three fabrics (jacket, skirt and blouse) by the time I bought the lining fabric, matching thread and buttons, without my 40% off coupons and my 10% discount for being a local quilt guild member I probably would have spent close to $75 to make the outfit.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: DorothyL
Date: 04-21-2007, 09:42 AM (5 of 5)
A lot of the time I know I'm not really saving money when I make it myself but I don't sew to save money.
I figure I spend the money for the time I spend enjoying the process of sewing and all my clothes are free.
When I explained that to my husband he frowned and his brow got all crinkled up.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
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