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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Answers You Need

Some of you will know me by my company LoriAnn Costume Designs, or you might already have some of the costume and cosplay patterns I have had licensed by Simplicity. Well... this seemed like the natural progression of my path, so... I've created this new addition to my company to offer ALL of my designs directly to you!

I do things a little differently. When I work, I cut all of my patterns from fabric. So that is what I'm doing for you. The patterns are not thin tissue paper that rips. No... my patterns are an investment. And think of how much time this will save you! I've done all the work for you. The pieces are cut to size, there are detailed step by step instructions as well as photos to follow along with. I try to make it as simple as possible so you can be successful and thrilled with your final piece that you've made with your own two hands! Sewing should be fun... not stressful!

ALL OF MY PATTERNS INCLUDE A 3/8" SEAM ALLOWANCE!!

Sizes and measurements are posted, please choose your pattern according to the information. Please read all of the information. If you have questions, ask before purchasing.

Each physical pattern will contain:

Cover card
Detailed step by step instructions
A printed listing of measurements and detailed information on amounts of fabric needed, elastic measurements, etc.
A printed step by step photo instructional page
Pre-cut cloth pattern pieces to make displayed item(s)

HOW TO SEARCH FOR PDF:
Find the pattern you like on pages 1-4 (cloth patterns have a black background in the listing picture)
Search to see if it has a pdf by entering the pattern number and pdf. (pdf patterns have a white background in the listing picture.

PDF PATTERNS ARE PRINT ONLY. You will not receive an actual pattern or product in the mail. You will need to download it and print out the pages.

**** PDF PATTERNS ARE .....HAND DRAFTED!!! ****

DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE ONLY VALID FOR 30 DAYS!

MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE AND DOWNLOAD RIGHT AFTER ORDERING, DO NOT JUST SAVE THE EMAIL PURCHASE.

I want to make it completely aware that I do not use a computer to generate my patterns. I hand draft them onto sheets of paper and then scan in each page

1. You will receive a file with these pages to print out on regular size paper and tape together.
2. You will receive a chart for supplies to print out.
3. You will receive step by step instructions to print out.
4. You will receive corresponding step by step photos to print out.

** MY PATTERNS ARE MY DESIGNS - MEANT FOR HOME USE ONLY **

Not for commercial use. You do not have my permission to use my pattern designs to make products to sell. I still run my full time costume company using these designs. I am an artist and I work hard to make these available for you to enjoy. ~ LoriAnn

Please note: All sales are final.

WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?

WHAT SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED

IS THERE A VIDEO

Due to the nature of my product and that they can easily be duplicated once received, I have no returns or refunds. I'm happy to answer sizing questions before you purchase.

All patterns come with a supply chart. 

3/8" seam allowance is included on all patterns.

I use the following general items:

1/4" flat steel boning

3/8" elastic (some patterns require wider)

Interlining - I use cotton

Canvas - Duck Cloth Canvas

Video's are now available in a few of the pattern listings. They are only available in the physical pattern listing and not the pdf. 

HOW TO MEASURE

When measuring for a bodice, corset, vest, or anything that needs tight lacing to stay in place:

- Take your actual measurements and deduct 1-3" for a proper fit. 

- All listings have a measurement chart on where to measure and final garment measurements after sewn. Please refer to all photos in each listing.

If you have questions, please email or chat with me first. I'm happy to help. 

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