The May 2014 PRIMA Magazine has just landed at the end of last week onto the shelves in the newsagents. (As per standard for the publication of magazines, each issue comes out during the month prior to the date printed on the cover - so this specific issue came out during early April.)
Usually, any non-subscribing customers who wish to receive the monthly *FREE pattern need to telephone through their requests by the end of the month printed onto the front of the actual magazine. E.g. for January's pattern customers would have needed to telephone Prima by the 31st January to place their order in time.
For the May 2014 issue though - Prima Magazine have issued the actual pattern with the magazine itself! Hurray! Long may this continue - although somehow I feel it's a one-off in the wake of the popularity and success of BBC TV's series 'The Great British Sewing Bee' programme. (I remember years ago when Prima always included the sewing pattern in the centre-fold of their magazines.)
It even looks kind of like a "proper" envelope pattern - being packaged in a medium (roughly C5 sized) envelope.
Therefore, the only way to get the May 2014 pattern is to:
a) be an **opted-in subscriber, or...
b) purchase a copy from your local newsagents in person (before they run out).
The dress comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).
**Prima Magazine subscribers can opt-in or out of receiving the monthly free sewing patterns (guess which one I opted for ;) LOL!).
For my some of my NEW thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .