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


Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Exceedingly Bad Blogger

That's me! I've decided to give blogging another go and try to be better this time. My son is older, and I'm able to do more sewing nowadays without him getting into everything! Was really not feeling my blog name, so that's changed. I'm feeling really indecisive about names and have changed it several times in the last few days, but I think I'll probably stick with this. It's really hard to find a good name that hasn't been taken, and most of the taken ones were never even used, which is even more frustrating! Anyway, more interesting things soon... xoxo, jen