Showing posts from August 17, 2008

Have you visited PatternRescue lately?

I discovered Pattern Rescue in January 2008 and wrote a short post sharing the site with all of you. One of the first things I did was post a request looking for scans of the cover art for some Hollywood patterns I own that are missing the envelopes. Since discovering the site, I've mentioned Pattern Rescue to quite a few people who have sent me emails looking for a particular pattern. I've donated a couple of flat rate boxes crammed with sewing patterns for them to add to the recycle section. The recycle section is an area where anyone can get vintage sewing patterns - up to three at one time - for as little as the cost of postage. I like knowing that by sending them my unwanted patterns they won't end up in landfill - they'll eventually find a new home. I've been the recipient of a number of the recycled patterns listed on their site. postage. The other area I always check is the post section. This is an area where people are looking for a specific pattern

Choosing to sew a 70s Vogue design over a recent release

This is an almost identical post from my Patternaholic blog. I'm curious if you also would have chosen to sew this vintage 70s dress over the recently released Vogue 1056. 1218 Vogue Paris Original 1970s PierreBalmain_10 , originally uploaded by Sharon Sews . Vogue 1218 c. 1970s Vogue Paris Original Designer Pierre Balmain Misses' Evening Dress As I eagerly browsed through the latest pattern offerings by Vogue Patterns, this design (Vogue 1056) by Tom and Linda Platt caught my eye. Reading other sewing blogs (here , here , here , and here ) I realized I wasn't the only one who was drawn to this pattern. The neckline on the front bodice is the detail that I, and so many others, found so appealing. I considered purchasing it during the recent $3.99 Vogue pattern sale at Hancock Fabrics, but I am thinking twice about any unnecessary purchases. I even thought about getting it as my free pattern from Vogue patterns. That's when I remembered abut this vintage