For Decoration Only.
Well, not really, but that’s the way it ends up most times.
Yes, I purposefully buy patterns that I know I’m never going to use. Doesn’t everybody? Well at least where I live in the US, Big 4 patterns are cheap. Like less than a small cup of coffee cheap. So why not? I’m pretty sure M1754 above is going to be an aspirational pattern for most everyone that buys it (although if you switch out the skirt, it could be a really cool everyday dress)… because I’m totally buying it so I can look at the pretty picture.
Some other aspirational patterns have are these:
It’s harder to justify buying independent sewing patterns just for the sake of having because they’re more expensive, but there are plenty I’d love to have (the problem really, is that Big 4 patterns usually have a good substitute for any indi pattern I really like. And practicality tends to win that battle).
Do you buy patterns for inspiration even if you know you’ll never make them?