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Patterns

I love it when creative people publish their own patterns. I think before you shop at Vogue, Butterick, McCalls, Simplicity, etc – look for something cool from an independent creative.

I am thrilled about Yvestown’s pattern for the Ikea Skruvsta Chair that she recovered. Makes me want to run to IKEA, again, and buy the chair, just so I can try out the pattern and make my own cover.

I’ve been making a few of Betsy RossOne-For-All Bags. I love this pattern. Super versatile.

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I’m thinking I’m going to make the Charmed Dress, in (plum?) velvet, for the holidays. Love the shape.

This Hustle Bustle Skirt is cute. The pattern is available on Etsy, as well as finished garments all by Miss Twiss.

 

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And who needs a skirt pattern when you have a pillowcase and this tutorial?

 

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I love this Apron Halter Dress pattern from Melimade.

 

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I think I might just have to make one of these Pockets Full of Cash Aprons from LuluKnits.

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Muse has some cute patterns. I like this reversible apron, it’s such a pretty shape.

I’m always on the lookout for patterns like these – have you found any? I’d love to add them to my list.

 

 

Download a Dress


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The Victoria & Albert Museum exhibit, The Golden Age of Couture, Paris and London, 1947-1957 opened yesterday. (Makes you just want to jet off to London, doesn’t it?)

The exhibit looks spectacular, with wonderful selections from innovative designers.

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There are more reasons I love the exhibition. Open Source Sewing! You can download the pattern for the couture dress below and MAKE YOUR OWN couture inspired dress. Can it be any more fun than that?

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It does get a bit more fun…you can enter the Design a Shoe Contest, which will be judged by Professor Jimmy Choo. And you can always pick up the book for the exhibit.

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While you’re visiting V&A (whether on-line or in person), be sure to check out New York Fashion Now.

Open Source Sewing

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Have you checked out BurdaStyle.com yet?  I love it.  Open Source Sewing.  You can download their patterns at no charge, and make your own clothes.  Or download their patterns, use them as a starting point and make something new from them.  I love a bunch of their stuff.  I especially love the Anda Dress and check out what nikkishell has made with her Anda Dress Pattern.  I’ve downloaded this dress pattern and plan on using something in my stash for it.

Yes, no fabric shopping for me.  I have so much fabric, I’m looking for projects to do so I can thin the stash out a bit.  I really need to buy fabric for projects instead of just buying fabrics.

Just a reminder – the Pants Class at LuckyStitches starts this weekend.  We will be taking a commercial pattern and adjusting it to fit YOU!  There is still room – email me from the LuckyStitches website to sign up!  (There’s a free pant pattern on BurdaStyle.com if you can’t make it to the pattern store in time!)
Happy Sewing