Monday, March 28, 2011

I struck gold!!!!

My local Joann Fabrics is moving to a new location, about a block away. However, they're having a liquidation sale to get rid of their current stock. This really makes no sense, but on my part, I'm excited! Why?

I SAVED $200!!!!

.... and furthermore, I only spent $13!!!!! WOW!!!!! 

Their hugest sale was their pattern sale. Simplicity patterns were $1.99, which was OK... but their Butterick, Vogue, and Mcall's  patterns were 4 for $1!!!!!!!!!!

As you can imagine, people were stocking up. I got 8, but there was this one gal that had a whole cartload!

So, here are my top fave patterns I picked up:

Vogue 2979

 This is a vintage pattern repro (1956) by Vogue. I love the interesting yoke and pin tucks!

Vogue 1094

 This is from 1955. I've wanted to get this pattern for about three years now!

Vogue 2979
This looks so much like Grace Kelly's dress-- not quite sure yet what I'll use it for, but for 25 cents, may as well have it in the stash!

MCall's 5444
This overall design is very similar to Danielle's "Breathe" dress in Ever After! On my must sew list. Would be nice for Medieval/Renaissance plays. 

I bought another four just to have in the stash--a wrap dress pattern (a la Kate Middleton), a dress pattern with a waist band I love, and a few more... 

...all for $2!


Sunday, March 20, 2011


Next April (2012) will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Yeeearssss ago, after the success of the 1996 Titanic movie (which I haven't seen yet! Apparently you need to fast-forward some scenes. Arg.) Simplicity made a pattern similar to the two most popular costumes. This became a discontinued pattern quite awhile ago. I've occasionally seen them on Ebay for about $60! This pattern is already out of stock at the moment.

Simplicity 8399

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Guess what I bought?

Butterick patterns were on sale for .99 cents, so I impulsively bought this:
Butterick 4952. I'm thinking of doing something like this in the near future:
from Ness.



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