HOW AND WHEN DO I GET THE PDF PATTERN?
Upon purchase and verification of your payment, the PDF pattern will be available on the confirmation page and via the download link in the electronic receipt emailed after purchase. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the email in your primary inbox folder.
Also, I will encourage you to create an account on our website. That way, you can access all purchased PDF patterns from your dashboard at any time when logged into your account.
HOW DO I PAY?
Payment is made using your card (MasterCard, Visa, Amex, etc). Our payment gateway is powered by FlutterWave, a leading payment services provider in Africa. It is safe, and secure and purchases can be made anywhere in the world.
Please be informed that FlutterWave is a 3D-Secure gateway which uses an authentication model which requires a one-time password (OTP) generated by your bank to ensure the customer and their financial institution fully authorize the transaction.
Payment via Paypal is unfortunately not available.
Kindly note that your payments will be processed in USD, the currency converters are for estimation purposes only.
WHAT IS THE FIT AND SIZING OF SEWEXPLICIT PATTERNS?
The older patterns (with style numbers that start with 1,2 and 3) are in women’s sizes 6-20 to fit busts 32 to 48″ (81.3 to 121.9cm). These patterns are drafted for the average B-cup shape, which is a figure with a full bust measurement that is 2 inches larger than the upper bust measurement. Bigger cup-sized shapes may require full-bust adjustment; likewise, smaller cup-sized shapes may require small-bust adjustment.
Newer sewing patterns ( with style numbers that start with 4) have extended sizing. They are available in women’s sizes 4 to 32 to fit bust sizes 30″ to 61″ and in multiple cup options B, C, D and E-cups.
All patterns are drafted in length for the average height of 5 feet 4″ to 5 feet 8″(165cm-172cm).
The Size Info page has further details on size information. Also, check the specific pattern description page to know the exact sizes that the pattern is available in and what the finished garment ought to measure.
CAN I IMPUT MY OWN MEASUREMENTS FOR A CUSTOM FIT?
No. Our patterns are not macros but come in standard sizes, so you cannot input your measurements. The patterns are offered in a wide size range so that you can select the size(s) closest to your measurements and then make adjustments if necessary. The bundled sewing instruction and (sometimes the blog) have procedures you can follow to adjust patterns to fit.
ARE THE PATTERNS WITH OR WITHOUT SEAM ALLOWANCES?
All sewing patterns except the block/sloper patterns have seam allowances built into them. The instruction for each pattern indicates how much has been added.
ARE SEWEXPLICIT PATTERNS PROJECTOR CUTTING-FRIENDLY?
Yes, all the sewing patterns except the blocks/foundation patterns have dedicated projector cutting files with layered sizes, thick lines, mirrored pieces and measurement grids.
Also, all sewing patterns, including the foundation patterns, come in large paper format with layers that can also be used with projectors
CAN I SELL CLOTHING MADE WITH SEWEXPLICIT PATTERNS OR USE THEM IN MY DRESSMAKING BUSINESS?
You may but terms and conditions apply. Please read it here
IS THERE A FACEBOOK GROUP FOR SUPPORT?
Yes, there is. You may join here. It is still a very young group though and I am unable to provide hand-holding.
I CAN’T FIND ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS HERE
You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the installed Facebook Messenger.