Monday, May 30, 2011

Pattern Haul!

Saturday I finally made it to Hancock's- I needed a few invisible zippers- and they were having some great sales! I've been feeling the love for Butterick and Vogue lately, so I indulged myself. Buttericks were 99 cents, so I grabbed these:
This is B5638, from the latest collection. It's a simple princess sheath dressed up with a groovy neck placket and some small ruffles. Best part is- it has multi cup sizes! I can't wait to try this one! I'm liking the pink version with the ruffles and the wide self fabric belt, but I often end up liking my dresses sans belt, so we'll see.

Here we have B5490. I've had my eye on this one for a while- I love the bust pleats- so for 99 cents, I snatched it up.

This is B5464. It's a simple woven top, but it has enough features- 2 different neck flounces, flutter sleeves, collar, that I thought it was worth trying. I also like the neck darts, which you can see on the gingham version. I can't wait to see how this looks made up.

On to the Vogues. I don't make a lot of Vogue patterns, but I realized lately that the ones I have made, I've ended up liking quite a bit. And they were on sale for $3.99...

First up is this Kay Unger dress, V1241. Love. This. I can't wait to muslin this. If I can get it to fit, I think this style will work well for me.

Yeah, I bought V1250, and some black matte jersey to make it. Unfortunately, they only had the smaller size pattern left. I thought I could just grade up, but after looking at the tissue, I don't want to go there. So I got on the Vogue website, and sure enough, they were having a sale, too, so I ordered the correct size. And just to make shipping worthwhile, I ordered these also:

V8724 Simple and clean and great for summer.

V8682 Very similar to the last one, but I love the dolman sleeves.

And V1194. I've had my eye on this one- I can never find it in stock at my "local" store. It will go in the drawer until fall, though.

In other sewing news, I finished up the Burda denim skirt and I hope to get photos later today. The flamingo dress is chugging along, too. I got the skirt basted on last night and I hope to get the zipper in today. After that, it should prctically finish itself! (If only that were true!)

Happy Sewing!


Peggy's Closet said...

LOVE your pattern choices! ~ Peggy

Karin said...

Nice patterns! I keep buying Vogue dress patterns and then not sewing them up. A bit crazy, no?