Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Vintage Repro Additions

I have made a new update to the patterns collection. I just bought 6 new vintage pattern reproductions. 5 are from Butterick whom has become the king of all things 50s repro and 1 is from simplicity. These are already at least close to my size so it wont be very hard to get them to fit whereas with the originals it takes a lot of work because I have to resize everything from scratch. Also I have finally finished the project that I mentioned earlier. I changed jobs at the beginning of the year and I just haven't had the time or the energy to work on this as much as I had wanted to. But I will make a full post about that later. For now here are a couple of pics of the new patterns. You can see the rest of the additions in the pattern gallery.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Vintage Pattern Bonanza

Well I'm going to England this year so I'm going to have to put a moratorium on buying any more patterns for a while but before that I went on a buying binge of 50's patterns.  I found a whole bunch that were a very decent price.  Here are a couple you can see the rest in the PATTERN GALLERY.










 I also want to point out that my amazing other half has come up with the wonderful idea to set me up a sewing area in the basement (our basement is finished).  I can't wait until its all set up!  I'm sure that once I don't have to put up and pull down my whole sewing project every time I want to work on it I just know that it will be much easier to make my new wardrobe!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tiny Little Shopping Spree

My name is Angie and I am a pattern buying addict.  I was bored and started looking at patterns on EBay and there I go again on a spree.  Six patterns bought and 4 more bid on (those I have to wait to see if I win) I am a few bucks poorer and a few patterns richer.  I have added them to the GALLERY but here they are for quick reference.

Friday, May 30, 2014

My Ever Growing Pattern Collection

I just keep getting more and more patterns, it's like a terrible addiction that can't be quelled yet somehow I never manage to get any actual sewing done.  I'm hoping to remedy that at least a little today.  I have been off from work sick for all but one day this week.  I somehow managed to get an infection in the lining of my heart (boy was that painful) and was on strict bed rest for days and now I'm back to moving about, I just can't over exert myself so perhaps I will get some sewing done today, finally!
The newest patterns that have been added to my collection are:



If you want to check out the rest of my patterns go to the pattern gallery link on the right or click HERE!

I'll try to start writing more often because I really want to make this a summer of sewing.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Project 001 - Slow Start

To say that it has been a slow start is an understatement.  I have so many hours that I could be spending sewing and instead I am wandering around the internet like the rest of the mentally stuck world, but no more.  I am back on track as of today.
I have so far only gotten to cut out one pattern and here it is:
The background is the material that I am using.  It will be the bottom left view with the short sleeves added.  I thought I should start with something simple like this just to get myself going.  I'm feeling awfully stepford today so I think that I'll sew the day away while making dinner so that it is ready for when the hubby gets home.  I love to make him smile.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Welcome

After years of being inspired by such blogs as  Sew Weekly I have decided to take on the challenge of creating my very own full new wardrobe.
One of the things that people might find interesting is that I am going to be using patterns from the 40's on..  I was of course born in the 80's and although most of the fashion of the day is to say the least atrocious there are a few things that are totally livable and even cute.
I was in high school in the late 90's and always thought that the fashions worn my Jen in Dawson's Creek and even more so Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer were the epitome of cuteness.  They were simple and pink and stylish.  Those are the things that I want to capture in my new wardrobe and no I'm not trying to look 16 again.  I just look young for my age (most people think I'm at most 23) and I'm not ready to dress quite like that old lady just yet.
However my passions lay in the 40's and fifties.  They don't really make these patterns in my size but I am learning how to grade patterns and soon I shall be an expert.
So from those two decades I have been going on a pattern buying binge and I have started learning how to grade patterns when necessary, a task that I never thought that I would do.
I don't know if I'm going to be able to pull off a new outfit every week but I'm sure going to try.  This is going to be an adventure that I am looking forward to.  Wish me luck.

Andrea