Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Neue Mode Patterns * Part 2 *

I received my order today :) I am very pleased with the patterns. However.... The only one that was out of stock was the one I really wanted - 22471. I'll just keep checking to see if they will get more.
Briefly browsing thru the patterns I noticed that the instuctions are booklet style, approx 7 1/2" by 5". My initial thought was -WOW- this is great, no huge pages, very convenient. I'll see if that is how I feel once I start sewing them up. Hopefully there is enough information on these smaller sheets - but I'm really not too concerned. They all seem quite straight foward.
For the interfacing, for all the patterns that require it, they do use a specific brand that I have never heard of. It is "Vilene" interfacing. Has any one used this interfacing and what brand is it comparable to? (It is a sew in interfacing).
(When I finish my blog posting, if there's time, I'll do a little surfing to see if I can find answers too :)
Also there are letters beside the pattern number. Does anyone know what they stand for
S -M -V. (you can see on picture above).
I'm very anxious to get started on some of these patterns, but first I must finish my Jacket,V8043.
Progress is slow but I'm hoping to have it done this week.

8 comments:

Vicki said...

Vilene is Freudenberg brand. Just google up Vilene. They make all types of interfacing. In the old days it was called Vilene and was very stiff.

Cennetta said...

I compare patterns of similar types or styles. Then substitute when suggested notions that are unfamiliar to me.

Sigrid said...

I think the letters stand for a certain series of patterns, and have no reference to a size or anything you should be aware of before using the pattern.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Thank you Vicki,Cennetta and Sigrid. I am off to google now :)

paco peralta said...

Ohhh. Ann .- All patterns are pretty even notice that there are models for men. I love the coat 23215. Greetings and see you soon. Paco

DebbieF said...

We must have the same taste! We ordered quite a few of the same patterns. Keep in mind that flat pattern measurement is a must. I have found this brand to run a little large in their sizing.

MaryPat R said...

I have heard that the Freudenburg product is called Pellon for the home market in Canada. Vilene is not a weight or a type, but the brand. I would suggest just to use your own discretion.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Thank you MaryPat, I'm not sure what brand I buy now, I'll check next time I buy it, but I belive it's Pellon. Whatever it is I like it and will use that:) I can buy it locally so that is easier too ;)