Friday, 24 June 2011

I did a bad thing, more patterns!

I may have accidentally acquired some new-to-me patterns!  I can't help it, it's like a disease!  Heehee!  The first two I found on ebay and really liked them but they were ending while I was at work so I just slapped a minimum bid on them, not really expecting to win either and I got both!

Simplicity 5924 - 1965

I love this pattern!  It is so sweet!  It is basically a shift dress with different collar alterations but I can see myself wearing every single one!  The cover is ripped but the pattern is fine and it was bought from a retiring seamstress which makes me happy that it was once loved as much as I love it.  Plus I don't think I have any 1960's patterns (until now!)

Style 3923 - 1972
I didn't think I would win this one either but I am glad I did.  It's not my usual style but what drew me to it was the curved waistline on the front and the plunging v at the back.  I don't really wear full length dresses but I think this could look great for a wedding or party and would also work in a shortened length.

McCall's 7573 - 1981
This is a pattern I won in a recent giveaway on Bessie Art 's blog.  Hooray fro free patterns!  I like the short view though I am not sure I have enough confidence for a playsuit, I would really like to knock one up for someone, perhaps my sister.


  1. I have a problem with acquiring patterns too. Congrats on all your wins! :)

  2. It is far too easy! I am not so bad with fabric, but patterns, oh dear!

  3. the shift is super cute with the collar!!

  4. Absolutely thrilling! The adrenaline rush that occurs in the body when you make patterns on Ebay is quite exciting, so I understand you, heh, heh.

  5. That is very true! My mum sent me some this week too so she must be getting in on the act!

  6. I can't believe it. I made that pattern in high school when I was 14! It was adorable out of a narrow blue and white seersucker stripe. I would love to see it in a modern version.