Monday, May 13, 2013

Patriotic Plaid and New Vintage Patterns

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to actually use Joann's coupons? I stopped by to look for a couple of things yesterday, purse bursting full of coupons I'd accumulated recently, but the coupons were all for a discount off a full-priced item, and everything I looked at was on sale!
Butterick 7731 & Plaid Shirting

I did find this very cute red, white and blue gingham-ish plaid cotton shirting for only $4.99 a yard. I'm a sucker for red and navy color combinations. Unfortunately, they only had a smidge over a yard left. My plan is to use it for the collar of a blouse. Butterick 7731 is the closest I have in my pattern stash to what I have in mind. However, I'm thinking short kimono sleeves and a seamless collar. Perhaps Simplicity 4530? I've had it in my favorites on etsy for awhile.
Simplicity 4530

I've also picked up some new(to me)vintage patterns recently. The Simplicity 2163 is one I'd been searching for, but under a different number! I just stumbled upon a listing for it on ebay a couple of weeks ago, and in my size! Those pattern companies really didn't make it easy with changing and reusing numbers. Simplicity 6832 is a bit more current than I usually buy, but who could resist heart shaped pockets on a playsuit!?
Simplicity 2163 Marian Martin 9393 Simplicity 6832 DuBarry 5854 McCall's 3514



  1. Oo! I have some of these patterns too! I really need to get on sewing more often. :/ I adore the playsuit too! Love to see you make that! :)


  2. What splendidly lovely patterns! I'm especially keen on the top two dress patterns on the left in the last shot.

    Happy sewing!

    ♥ Jessica