Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pattern Addiction Satisfied...For Now

I stopped at Hancock's today for the McCall's and Vogue pattern sale.  Here are the latest acquistions:

McCall's 6024--Everyone seems to love this pattern but can you blame them? View C was calling my name.


McCall's 6025--Designed to be a wadder in my opinion but I like it for a nightgown...and it has fewer pieces than the ill-fated M5925 (see below).


McCall's 6035--Can a gal ever have enough basic blouse patterns? Princess seamlines too!


McCall's 6039--Ditch the crazy, crafty materials and this is a cute jacket.


McCall's 6041--Again, ditch the crazy, crafty crap and this is a great jacket.


Vogue 7881--I think I bought this one just to have Claire's tips for couture pants.


I've haven't done well this week with my New Year's resolution to sew 1 hour a day.  Although I did find time to do some sewing-related shopping today.  Does that count?  I cut out fabric for McCall's 5925.


M5925 nightgown

I've already decided that I will never make this pattern again and I haven't even started sewing it yet.  It had ELEVEN pattern pieces for view A!!!  The bodice sections are also self-lined.  This pattern is designed to be a wadder but I decided it would make a cute nightgown.  I must have read the wrong line for yardage requirements because I didn't have enough for the sleeve extensions.  I know I hate a project when I use my leftover Pellon for the interfacing.  Care to place any bets on whether I actually finish this project?

I also have fabric preshrunk for some pajama pants.  I will add accent cuffs to the pants legs for the mint green (white with flowers print for accent) and red (pink with red flowers for accent).  The red print is looking a bit me, it coordinates well.

PJ pants

Some more pajama pants and perhaps a cami with lace trim from this fabric:

Green cotton with white flowers

I spent an hour just playing around with the buttonhole functions on both of my machines.  I do like the 4-step buttonhole on the Singer CG-590 but I'm not wowed by it.  I have an automatic buttonholer on order but I'm squabbling with the seller.  Advertised as a "new in box" Singer Professional Buttonholer.  It's in good condition but not new.  Had I known this, I would have ordered it cheaper on eBay.  Don't you wish you could reach through your computer and smack lying online sellers?  I still have 4 doubleknit cardigans waiting for buttons and buttonholes but I just can't bring myself to put them in.  This whole buttonhole fiasco has taken the wind out of my sails.  What is putting a little pep in my step however is my 3-day weekend!!!  I haven't had Martin Luther King Day as a holiday in years.  In perfect timing to reflect on MLK and what he stood for, DH and I watched our NetFlix movie, "The Express: The Ernie Davis Story."  A fantastic movie with several great story lines.  I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. Great pattern and fabric haul. I got my pattern fix on Thursday too. I agree with you on the "The Express" movie. Ernie Davis lived in Elmira - my home town, so that made me eager to see the movie. There is a middle school there named for him.


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