I'm trying to stay positive but it is not working. Fabricland, you suck!
I recently picked up Vogue 8896 at my local Fabricland store a couple of weeks ago and I came home excited that I got this pattern when it was on sale only to be shocked that I had size E5 (16-18-20-22). It is not even my size. Now Fabricland has a policy of final sale on patterns. This really sucks because I know I would not ask for a pattern that was not in my size.
It really sucks because in recent years they started to treat customers like we're thieves and we're no longer able to get our own patterns. You have to write the pattern number and size down on a piece of paper and hand it to one of the sales clerks who will then remove the pattern and instruction and then hand you the pattern envelope.
Well, I returned to the store to pick up another Vogue 8896, wrote down the pattern number and the size combination along with the size numbers. What did I get, another E5 pattern!
I called the store, explained the situation and I get the "final sale" rhetoric. Are you kidding me?
So now I have to drive back to Fabricland in the morning and get this all sorted out when the manager is in. Just because the salesperson on the phone can't help me because patterns are a "final sale" item.
Which really sucks.
Lesson from all of this, never trust that the sales person is going to give you the item you ask for (see the two patterns in the wrong size that proves the point) and never pay for something you haven't inspected yourself. Which is hard to do since they don't let you hold it let alone inspect said item until everything is run up and it is paid for. I'm kicking myself because I didn't leave the store until I checked my receipt since I've found too many cashier mistakes in the past. Did I mention how much I think Fabricland sucks? I should have checked my patterns too.
This really sucks.
I really hope there is some better news to report tomorrow.