New Patterns, The good and the very bad.

So I thought I’d take a peak at what some of the non-indie pattern companies were offering (Simplicity, Butterick, and McCall’s.) A lot of it is just straight up terrible. But we’ll save my snark for the commentary.  Butterick Butterick 6048 doesn’t look terrible. It’s one of those patterns that’s either going to work, orContinue reading “New Patterns, The good and the very bad.”

Summer Sewing Plans!

So I’ve been kind of lax on sewing lately. Sometimes you’ve got the bug to stitch, other times you don’t. Summer has always been a big sewing time for me! Nothing better than stitching up sundress and floaty tops. I thought I’d share what I’m itching to stitch these next couple months.  First up, theContinue reading “Summer Sewing Plans!”

New Vintage Patterns & Some Organization

I picked up two new 1950’s dress patterns recently! (My hoarding is now cable tv worthy)  To the left we have Simplicity 3944 from 1952.  It’s got an interesting yoke, and an option for saddle stitched pockets! I really love this dress, even if the buttons are much more intimidating since I failed so miserablyContinue reading “New Vintage Patterns & Some Organization”

I buy expensive suits, they just look cheap on me.

Do you ever go through your pattern stash and say “What was I thinking?”. I know I do. I tend to buy vintage patterns in lots because I really want one or two, and the rest just kind of sweeten the deal. Case in point, never once in my life have I thought “Man IContinue reading “I buy expensive suits, they just look cheap on me.”