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Counter Books

Vogue Patterns magazine cover Butterick magazine cover McCall pattern of dresses Pattern Counter Books are books produced by companies that provide a list of paper sewing patterns.  They do not contain the actual sewing patterns but they are like a look book where you can see examples of all the patterns available to order from a company. Each includes pictures, illustrations, and technical flats of the garment options you can make from the individual pattern. They may be published monthly, seasonally or yearly.


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