When Pattern Companies Make Mistakes

There is nothing worst than purchasing a commercial pattern, laying it out and eventually cutting out the fabric, only to find that when you start to sew and you try to "translate" the pattern company's pattern guide, you find a MISTAKE! If you are a beginner or an inexperienced seamstress, this can be frustrating.
My opinion is...I do not like pattern guides for this very reason. In my more than 25 years of sewing experience, I have found it is better for me if I don't read the pattern guide, but follow the pictures instead. Sometimes the picture is right and the written instructions are incorrect. So..the next time you purchase a commercial pattern, "buyer beware!"