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[24 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Sexy 1960′s Vintage Bombshell Dress Pattern (McCall’s 6998)

Here’s my latest vintage evening dress purchase. Isn’t it fabulous? And it’s even uncut! I think it’s definitely very classy and Va-va-voom despite its simplicity.  I am looking forward to making the cocktail length version one of these days. I need fabric ideas. Please share!

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[21 Jan 2011 | 8 Comments | ]
McCall’s 5766: Black Wool Coat

I am finally posting a new sewing pattern review! I recently finished sewing a black wool coat that I began over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2009. I got frustrated with the project initially and decided to revisit it again when I went home for Thanksgiving in November.

Pattern Description:
MISSES’ LINED COATS: Fitted across bust coats have empire waist, princess seams with pleated lower section, side seam pockets and sleeve variations; coats are above mid-knee length. The pattern is out of print.
Pattern Sizing:
I made a size 12 (View A)
Did it look …

Inspiration, Sewing Patterns »

[5 Aug 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
More Sewing Patterns!

It’s not a secret that I have a weakness for sewing patterns, so it should come as no surprise that I used my birthday as an excuse to stock up at the Vogue, McCall’s, and Simplicity sales. First, I bought six Simplicity patterns at the $1.99 sale at Hancock Fabrics. My faves are the Cynthia Rowley sundress (S2587) and the Project Runway skirt (S2413) with the tie at the waist. I also love S2692′s bodice variations.

I took advantage of the $5 clearance patterns available on the Vogue Patterns web site. …

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[26 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
McCall’s $.99 Pattern Sale at Hobby Lobby!

After I left Fabric World this evening, I stopped by Hobby Lobby to check out the fabric selection. This store has cute cotton print fabrics, but I couldn’t really envision myself sewing anything from the available selection. On my way out, I was excited to stumble upon an unexpected $.99 McCall’s pattern sale. This is only my second time shopping at Hobby Lobby, so I didn’t even realize that they sold sewing patterns.
I picked up a few of the new summer patterns, including M6118, which was sold out on my …