The fine folks who run my local Value Village have caught on to a practice the VV in my hometown has long practiced—bundling up the patterns in little plastic baggies so you have to buy four extras to get the one you want.
As a result, all these “lovelies” joined me the other day just so I could take home this Project Runway pattern:
Also, this way you can’t really check the envelope contents before buying. Fortunately for me Simplicity 2508 turned out to be uncut in factory folds, but I didn’t know that until I was home.
They are brats, aren’t they? (and as if I needed another jacket pattern)