Showing posts from August 31, 2008

So what's on my sewing table?

It was fun to read about your current sewing projects in the comments you left. It seems that everyone's sewing machines are getting quite the workout. Well, except for me and Angela of RiAnge Creations who is temporarily experiencing that all too familiar loss of the sewing mojo. We've all been there haven't we? What do you do when it happens to you? I do what she did. I visit sewing blogs, browse the online fabric shops, read the reviews and the boards at PatternReview, and of course ask you to tell me what you're sewing when you leave me a comment, LOL! Actually, when Angela mentioned deep purple as one of her inspiration colors, it reminded me of a deep purple knit I had purchased from Fabric Mart last spring. And it just so happens that a disappointing knit purchase from Fabric Club Fabrics worked quite well with the deep purple. Suddenly I had my own inspiration for my next sewing project! Another knit wrap dress, Butterick 5206 , with contrasting binding, whi

Vintage pattern giveaway winner is Sew Wilde

Congrats! Y'all had great odds since only eight of you were interested in these patterns. Number five was the lucky number and that was Sew Wilde ... so please contact me (sewingbysharon at gmail dot com) with you mailing address and I'll get these on their way to you.

Vintage pattern giveaway - 1967 dress and 1964 skirt

Vintage patterns 1960s Originally uploaded by Sharon Sews So, is anyone interested in these two vintage patterns from 1960s? Just leave me a comment - but not just any comment - tell me what you're sewing right now. If there's more than one of you interested I'll draw a number and post it on Wednesday evening. You won't be hearing from me tomorrow as hubby and I have plans. The one on the left is Simplicity 7129, a "Simple-to-Sew" Jiffy dress pattern from 1967 in a size 16, bust 36. The a-line dress with back zipper and collar has slightly lowered round neckline in front tapering to a "V" neckline in back. V. 1 has short set-in sleeves. Sleeveless V. 2 has tie collar. It has been cut and I checked - all the pieces are there. The one on the right is McCall's 7469 , a 1964 skirt pattern in a size waist 30, hip 40. The three-piece, lightly flared skirt is wrapped and buttoned at front. Right front and waistband are interfaced. Right front of t