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Birthday Week Special

I'm turning 29 this week! To celebrate it with all of you, we offer a 29% reduction on all our sewing pattern downloads . Actually, we rounded the prices down to $8.99 - it looks better than $9.22. You don't need a promo code or coupon to take advantage of the discount. The new price will be in effect for quite a while (just like our "buy 3, get 1 free" promotion on our sewing patterns in paper format).

And The Winner Is...

Alex, who wrote the 498th, 499th AND,most importantly, the 500th Jalie review on Pattern Review! She wins a free pattern of her choice on www.jalie.com. Guess what? We will give a free pattern to the people writing the 600th, 700th, 800th, 900th review! I'll try to come up with a brilliant prize idea for the 1000th review :)

Thanks everyone for taking the time to write up detailed reviews that are so helpful to many sewers and that help us improve our patterns and instructions to make them as easy-to-use as possible.

2005 & 992 Now Available For Download

25 years after the Jalie patterns was printed, we are now officially offering patterns for download. For now, only a few patterns are available in our e-pattern catalog but we will keep adding more out of print patterns regularly.

Each pattern sheet print on 36 8 1/2 x 11 pages. Many patterns have 2 sheets, (72 page printout). I haven't had time to put a little guide explaining how to print and assemble the tiled pattern, but I've found this illustrated tutorial.

My mom was 29 and I was 4 1/2 when the first pattern was issued... Now I'm 29 and Henry is 4 1/2 months old... What a cute coincidence :)

Win a Jalie Pattern!

We will give a free pattern to the person writing the 500th Jalie review on Pattern Review.

Canada Post Support Staff on Strike ($#*(&@!)

A 72 hour strike... Canada Post claims that mail delivery will continue as normal because those people handle "only" clerical, financial, engineering and administrative work... I doubt that it will have no effect on the service after watching morning news (some picketers were blocking mail trucks and other employees won't cross the picket lines).

Orders shipped this week may take a few more days to be delivered but let's keep our fingers crossed and hope the problem will be solved ASAP!

Article in English

Article in French

OOP Patterns Brought Back To Life

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We are currently working on an e-pattern project. We will create a new store with out of print patterns in electronic format that people will be able to purchase and print at home.

We will be using Payloadz for our new store so any of you bloggers with a paypal account could eventually sell your favorite Jalie e-patterns on your blog. How cool is that?

You can check out the Payloadz website and click on "Affiliate" to see how it works.
2005 (t-shirt pattern) and 992 (speed skating suit) are the first patterns that we will add to the store. Since we won't scan all our old patterns right away, I would love to have your input to know which discontinued pattern you would like to see in our e-pattern store. You can see many oop pattern covers on http://public.box.net/jalie.

Please leave a comment with the pattern number or a pattern description of what you would like to see in our new e-patterns catalog. The more suggestions we have, the more complete our catalog will be :)