Merry Christmas! (And Sewing Loot Photos)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday!  Taking a small break between immediate family and extended family gatherings to post a bit of the exciting sewing loot I got this year. Fabric!  Back – striped corduroy; Front – ribbed knits My sister got some too – Left to right: Brown corduroy for pants, green sequins, … More Merry Christmas! (And Sewing Loot Photos)

Newsflash – New Simplicity Patterns Announced

Simplicity has already gone and posted their spring collection.  Overall there looks to be a decent mix of styles, with nothing too crazy, although overall the new collection may be a bit gown heavy. And, although Butterick already introduced its versions of the Pippa and Kate gowns, Simplicity couldn’t be left out: Both in one … More Newsflash – New Simplicity Patterns Announced

Somehow I missed these pattern announcements…

Somehow I missed the Butterick Royal Wedding pattern releases.  Like everyone else on the internet I ooohed and aaaaaahed over the dress after the wedding.  At the time everyone was trying to figure out the best way to copy the designs with available patterns.  Well, the Big4 have caught up at last.  I saw the patterns advertised in … More Somehow I missed these pattern announcements…

Newsflash – Fall Simplicity Patterns

Ok, again, I wasn’t going to post, but the new fall Simplicity and New Look patterns have been released here and here.  Not too much of interest really.  Except Simplicity does have a new Kate Middleton engagement knockoff dress pattern – a Project Runway pattern to boot! Simplicity 2145 Pattern is totally a knockoff. There are a few … More Newsflash – Fall Simplicity Patterns

The Wedding Dress

Ok, so the world has seen and been wowed by the royal wedding dress.  I must admit, it is stunning.  I have been sort of falling in love with the images of the Grace Kelly and 50’s era gowns popping up all over the internet, so I was not at all disappointed by the gown … More The Wedding Dress