It’s always so much fun for us to look back on the year as it comes to a close and reflect on all that we did during that time! Here’s a quick glance back at 2023 with Patterns for Pirates!
We released TWENTY ONE (21) brand new patterns to the catalog.
The majority of them were designed and drafted by Judy Hale (our beloved Pirate Captain) and five of them were from (our lead admin + designer) Katy McKinley!
Sophia Pencil Skirt
Hale Half Zip- Hourglass Figure
Hale Half Zip- V Figure
Hale Half Zip – Youth
Ruched Top & Dress
Francis Flounce – Youth
Breezy Overalls – Youth
Circe Swim Top
Circe Swim Top – Youth
Brizo Bikini Bottom – Youth
Brizo Bikini Bottom
Uptown Joggers – Youth
Notch Top & Dress
Notch Top & Dress – Youth
Friendly City Sweater
Friendly City Sweater – Youth
Don’t forget that we offer youth + adult patterns in bundles, as well!
We shared FIVE (5) super fun freebies with our sewing community!
They are our way of saying “thank you” for being such amazing members of our sewing family!
We delivered TWELVE (12) amazing fabrics to our subscribers!
Fabric for Pirates has been such an incredible journey for us and we’ve loved the excitement, creativity, and joy you all share with us as you receive your fabric each month!
Please join the fun and subscribe to Fabric for Pirates for the 2024 season!
Fabric for Pirates-A Monthly Mystery Fabric Subscription$30.00 on the 1st of each month
You chose your MOST LOVED patterns of the year!
We always enjoy checking the stats and seeing what the most popular downloads were for the past year. This year was just as fun to check out, with these six patterns showing up the most in our customers’ carts.
We made a BIG announcement!
We spent an intense amount of time going through every. single. pattern. in our catalog and they’ve all been updated to include all of the current file types that we offer!
Every pattern now has Letter, A4, A0 and Projector file types with active layers!!! ::cue happy dancing::
Even the earliest patterns in our collections have received these updates. All you’ll need to do is log into your account and head to “Downloads” and any pattern you’ve previously purchased from us will automatically have these files updated and available for you to download.
**When we say “every”, there are a few patterns that don’t include A0 file types. They are typically the pattern pieces that are so small that we considered it a waste of money, paper and resources to print them on such a large piece of paper.
Let’s do a quick refresher of the different files + formats we offer, in case you needed it:
- Letter – Formatted for printing on letter size paper (8.5″ by 11″). Located in the US? This is your paper size!
- A4 – Formatted for printing on A4 size paper (8.25″ by 11.75″). Located outside of the US? This is most likely the paper size you use!
- A0 – Formatted for wide-format printers using 36″ wide paper. We have a blog post showing how to print this size paper, if you’d like to give it a read.
- Projector – A newer style of paperless/printless way of cutting the fabric pieces requires a special set up. Read this post to learn about the basics of using a projector for sewing.
Please keep in mind that, while even our Freebies received these updates, our free patterns will continue to have a 3o-day expiration policy on the file downloads. This policy was enacted in January 2021 and is explained in this post: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT :: CHANGES TO FREEBIES! (tl/dr version…our free patterns expire after 30 days. If you haven’t saved them to a local device and it’s past the 30 days, you’ll simply have to go through the checkout process with the ::still free:: pattern to get access to the downloads again.)
We watched our social media GROW!
Thank you to all the new followers, members, etc and for everyone who was here already and stayed with us! We appreciate each and every single one of the follows, members, subscribers, etc! Not only are you learning from our patterns + posts, but you’re returning the favor by helping us learn and be inspired daily!
It has been a heck of a year and we look forward to sewing through 2024 with you!