We've been selling our sewing patterns for just over one year and SHEESH have we learned a lot! All in all, this has been the best baptism of fire we could ever have hoped for - from seeing the ever growing wonderous array of your creations pop up online and in the real world, to being interviewed by publications that we really love and admire, to creating a network of stockists worldwide that we are so very proud of, to moving from our bedrooms and kitchen tables into our very own studio.
Along with the fun bits there have been some hard lessons too, like: there are only 24 hours in the day (and some should be spent sleeping YAWN), don't let your badly-behaved-but-adorable kitten near your sample pattern (yup, it got peed on, twice) and working from home = constant snacking and substantially tighter waistbands. One more hard lesson that we've learned is that what you think things are going to cost at the beginning is not always true once you actually get started. And, this is exactly what has happened with our sewing patterns. Because there was, quite simply, an awful lot we didn't know when we produced our very first patterns, the Elisalex Dress and the Charlotte Skirt, our pricing was a little off. Couple this with the fact that over the last year the cost of making the patterns has risen, our pricing has got further off the mark. Therefore, guys, what we're trying to say is - *deep breath* - we need to raise our prices.
We will be raising our prices to £14 per pattern incl. VAT. If you go to our product pages you can also choose to see what the price would be in Canadian Dollars, US Dollars, Australian Dollars and Euros - plus it will be at the current exchange rate.
We are working hard to be able to get shipping costs down in the near future and intend to keep the price of our patterns stable for quite a while to come! We hope you understand and continue to be part of our little universe - we absolutely could not do it and would not be anywhere without you all.
Charlotte, Elisalex and Victoria.