Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pattern Hauls

A week ago today I finished my end of semester exams. I had three in a row but all were of the afternoon shift so for this non-morning person, it was perfect.


This old Butterick pattern was got quite a while ago and I made up a pair of the One-yard Shorts about 5 months ago (out of a piece of remnant wicking for $3) in a lovely red for walking shorts! So far they haven't been walked in and now it's too cold but they will get use. They are only 1 piece - sew easy! They are actually a great fit but I lengthened the leg to fit the remnant fabric put a little coin pouch on the inside, sewed them up with the overlocker and used a twin needle to finish the edges. (I realise I didn't take a photo of them.. next post).


Even though I should have spent all my time studying, I found myself unable to stop going to second-hand shops to distract me from what I was supposed to do. Sometimes, in my defence, this was a side trip from the grocery shopping, so no real time harm done. These side trips proved very fruitful and I scored some great patterns. Some like the Kwik Sew I wouldn't normally buy as I would have limited use for them and they are too expensive but for $1 each it's amazing how you feel you need to have it. Some are great scores - such as the togs (Queensland speak for swimmers). There was also one for control undies (but I can't find that at the moment). 
Isn't this a lovely wrap dress but it is a bit of a fabric hog due to the long facings.

Think I will make up one of these hats for summer.

This looks really nice and simple and I think I'll make up View C in corduroy.

My son is excited about this hoodie. He's pretty skinny so will be useful for a few years still.



There is another racer back swim suit too that I can't find but this and the boys one will be useful for a while.



I have an interfaced fabric in bright lime green from the '70's my Mum had and may make a cape! Although not much call for capes in Brisbane and the cold will be over before I get to wear it I suspect.

Anyone know about this pattern company. It was a Brisbane company but I haven't been able to find anything out about them. I think this was one of my first posts!

And what a great score is this! Wild Ginger pattern software unfortunately for a PC and I have a Mac! Typical but I can use the uni PCs so will do that when I have time! Look at that price!

Well that is some of my hauls of the last few months. There are more that I will find and document. I am currently making some long pants for my son for school and me some fleece lounge around the house pants. I want to make a corduroy skirt with a Mizzonni type top next.

Happy sewing.

3 comments:

  1. What excellent finds. You must have an eagle eye!
    I hope you get in some good sewing time now that your exams are over.

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  2. Congratulations on finishing your exams! Looks like you have scored some fun patterns to try out too. I like the one shoulder swimsuit in the Kwik Sew pattern.

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  3. Congratulations on finishing your exams! What a lot of lovely patterns! I adore that little bucket hat, and the Vogue Givenchy is too yummy for words.

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