Thanks Simona!

I love receiving sewing stuff in the mail and Simona from Sewing in the Attick sent me some patterns all the way from the UK.

http://sewingadventuresintheattick.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/craftsy-review-sew-better-sew-fasterpart-1/

I am interested in the M6043 pants which have a mock zipper (perfect for my aversion to the zip). And the other pattern is for ‘very easy’ pants which again are perfect for me!

Thanks Simona. Mailed a pkg off to you. Something old & something new – Enjoy!

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Notions on my mind…

I was quite excited to receive an email from Kat http://macskakat.wordpress.com/ | Modern Vintage Cupcakes this morning. She is collecting measurements for a pattern & notion swap which is part of the sew weekly 2013 reunion – http://thesewweeklyreunion.wordpress.com/ My recipient is overseas so I want to get my package mailed tomorrow to account for travel time. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find the perfect pattern. Clothing is such a personal thing so I hope she likes it. I think we are both new sewists, so I want a feminine dress, without a lot of complex construction and the correct size. I ended up purchasing a printable pattern from Butterick.

I buy a lot of PDF patterns but this is the first time I was not given a PDF but instead I had to download software and print off without saving. The whole experience was enough for me not to purchase like that in the future. I was under a time crunch this time!

Now I have notion ideas floating in my head. I think I have come up with the perfect plan…a needle book. I hope to get some sewing time in tomorrow to finish my package up before the post closes. Crossing my fingers or it will be plan B. Either one will be fine!

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Pattern Wants!

I keep a running list of pattern pins on my ‘Sewing Clothes’ pinterest board. Often when there is a $1.88 sale and I will go thru and see if there is anything pinned on my wishlist. I do have a long wishlist, and plenty patterns waiting in the wings to keep me busy. Here is the current $100 list which doesn’t fall into the McCalls 2 dollar sale.

  1. Cake patterns – Tiramisu
  2. http://boutique.deer-and-doe.fr/2-dresses-belladone-dress.html
  3. Sewaholic – Tofino Pants, Cordova Jacket, Renfrew Top, Cambie Dress, Alma Blouse
  4. http://www.tessuti-shop.com/products/tokyo-jacket-pattern-print-at-home-or-copy-shop-version
  5. Victory Patterns – May have to have a couple of these too!
  6. My list keeps getting longer. Easy, knit – Lady Skater Dress

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A special box!

How lucky. I picked up a box tonight with at least a hundred vintage patterns: simplicity, mccalls, and vogue. Mostly size 12! Just looking thru I would guess primarily 60s style. It will be fun going thru them all.

I think I could be official called a ‘hoarder’ now.

The patterns I dont keep, I will use the pattern tissue to wrap my families homemade gifts in!

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