Showing posts from June 27, 2010

Slow, slower, slowest

That seems to be the rate of my sewing lately. I severely underestimated how much I could crank out again as my life returns to normal. Apparently the stress of the past few months snuck into my sewing studio unannounced . When I decided to sew again it promptly reared its ugly head as evidenced by an incredible number of stupid sewing mistakes. Rather annoying actually. So I have very little to show for all the time I've spent in my studio lately. But I do have one small project to share. Another knit top from McCall's 6078 . In March I made a zebra print version (that has yet to be worn as I've not yet made it smaller). I went down a size this time and still needed to take it in at the waist to give it some shape. The stripes on the fabric are slightly raised and twisted. It's the fabric (from Treadle Yard Goods ) that keeps this simple sleeveless top from being too ho-hum. Next up? Photos of the completed black 80s inspired knit top sewn from Butterick 5497,

Have you visited the vintage pattern wiki lately?

Have you visited the Vintage Pattern Wiki lately? Oh of course you have. You probably stop by every day to browse the newly uploaded pattern photos just like I do. What's that? You don't!?! Well, you need to pop on over right now. You can get a sneak peek at some changes that are in the works - and vote for your favorite logo. While you're there, click on the new pictures tab (on the left) to see recently uploaded images. You'll soon find yourself addicted to your daily fix of vintage pattern envelopes. Not only can you drool over fashions of yesteryear, but it's a great way to locate vintage patterns for sale as there are quite a few online pattern sellers that will add a link to their shop if they have a particular pattern for sale. Like this one: Simplicity 4841 just happens to be for sale in my Etsy shop . (I know, I know, shameless self promotion, but it's for a good cause ...)