Wednesday, 9 April 2014

PRIMA Pattern, May 2014 - Easy Dress

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.

PRIMA Magazine - May 2014 - Cover

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.

Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2014 (04)

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.)
Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2014 (06)
The pattern comes with the both the 'Regular' and 'Handbag' sized PRIMA Magazine options

It even looks kind of like a "proper" envelope pattern - being packaged in a medium (roughly C5 sized) envelope.

Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2014 (06)

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).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2014 (05)

For May 2014, Prima Magazine are offering a casual, easy-fitting dress or tunic in a choice of lengths, with either short or three-quarter-length sleeves. Four looks from one simple pattern.

Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2014 (02)

The dress comes in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, May 2014 (03)

*The standard process for ordering the free monthly Prima Magazine patterns is to call a special telephone line. Therefore, their patterns are technically free - except for the costs you will incur telephoning the special order number - which changes each month. See more in my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

**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... .


  1. I think I'll be taking a trip to the newsagents tomorrow.

  2. I went to a sewing meet up this week and someone brought along this pattern from the magazine. It's a really nice style - I'm getting a copy.


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