*Update- 2016- I now sell E-patterns worldwide on http://wearinghistory.clothing AND http://wearinghistory.etsy.com. This post is no longer relevant, but in case anyone stumbles across it, I wanted to give updated information**
Just a quick note to say that I’ve had to temporarily disable pattern sales for customers in the EU (European Union) because of the new digital VAT requirements.
So, as I search for a solution to this problem, since my current website is not set up to be able to handle these changes, I’ve had to disable all EU sales.
I’m working as quickly as possible at finding a solution. For right now, that looks like I’ll have to be building a new website, or switching all digital products over to a site like Etsy- who handles all the VAT, but does have a downside for me as a seller because of fees involved.
Because of this, I highly suggest that if you previously purchased any e-patterns from me and have not yet downloaded them, go download them now REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU LIVE. I won’t be able to change over any purchases to a new system, because I can’t see who downloaded their purchases and who didn’t (It’s all taken care of by my website system hidden away in the magical code that I’m clueless about).
If you pledged for E-patterns in my Kickstarter and live in the EU and haven’t claimed them yet, contact me through Kickstarter so we can figure it out privately, since you bought the item before the new regulations were in place.
And in case you’re wondering what I’m talking about and how outside countries can force residents of other countries to collect VAT for them- I’m clueless. But you can read all about it here, because apparently they can. And I highly suggest you sign the petition, if you want to see small businesses like my pattern business continue to be able to operate, because these changes will have a HUGE impact on micro-businesses like mine and countless others, many of whom are in the hobby sewing and craft industry.