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Pattern Stashbusting

Back in August when I was first learning to sew, I also discovered the AMC hit show, Mad Men. Though the drama was full of great actors, I spent most of my time swooning over the clothing which led me to purchase WAY too many vintage sewing patterns. All would be fine except most of them are meant for a significantly smaller frame than I currently possess.  In an attempt to spend my limited time actually sewing instead of fondling the merchandise, I recently put a large portion of my patterns up for bid on eBay. The remaining patterns I  kept are mostly modern but many do have a retro vibe. Hopefully having them organized and in one place will be the incentive I need to actually use them!

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Fall Sewing Challenge

I have recently picked up sewing in addition to my numerous other hobbies and plan to take part in the Fall Sewing Challenge being offered by Colette Patterns. I am using the fabric below to make a wonderful gathered jacket. The pattern says it is a “Simple Project” but when I read the instructions I was already a bit overwhelmed. Hopefully that is a temporary state! I will post pics of my progress soon…

Fall Jacket and Skirt Material

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