Today and tomorrow, Hancock's is having Vogue on sale for $3.99, Simplicity for $1.99, and McCalls for $0.99. There is a long list of patterns I want that, with the sale price, comes out to about $35.00. However, I live about 1hr, 15 min away from my Hancock's. I truly don't want to drive there tomorrow to get the patterns, and with no more time than I have to sew, I probably wouldn't end up being able to sew all of them by the year's end anyway. I am trying to figure out if it is worth driving to get them. Vogues and Simplicity are on sale on sewingpatterns.com, but they are twice the price I would pay for the Hancock sale. Also, I would have to pay shipping. Gas is not an issue here in the consideration--just the drive. This led me to wonder about some things:
1. Do you buy patterns without a time frame in mind to make them? That is, do you buy them if you just like them, knowing it may be a couple of years before you get to sew them?
2. Also, do you order your Big 4 patterns online, thus paying more, or do you only buy them on discount at Hancock's or Joann's?
I was just wondering...