Monday, August 6, 2012

Various Loot and some patterns


Here is my latest assortment of loot. Some is from my mom, some from estate sales we went to in Salem and some from this past Saturday in Chicago. 
 Last weekend I found three pairs of kid leather gloves for $2 each. I can jam my tiny hands into them and many people can't, so I always pick up the gloves. The longer pairs will also cover my wrists, which is something I never considered before moving to Chicago. I also got the little pig salt and pepper shakers. The weekend before I found the blue mug, a boy twin for my pink one. The deer is missing an ear and it was filthy, but they are so cute. "Always drink your milk!" and I read it in a high-pitched creeper voice.
 I bought all of these patterns at a sale in Oregon for 7 dollars. The Advance at the top left is really similar to my favorite sundress (and second ever blog post!) with the same bodice and skirt, just sleeves instead of tiny straps. Sometimes people email me wanting to buy it, but that is one that I want to keep. Maybe I'll sell this one instead. The apron and suit are cute, but I really like that coat and can see myself wearing it all winter!
 The slip pattern was in an envelope, and the two Advance patterns below were behind it. The are too large for me, so maybe I will sell them. I could definitely make a slip and that 1940s shirt dress has such cute details.
 These were from my mom:
I really want to make that sundress before summer is over and the baby pattern cracks me up. I really think the pink version looks exactly like what the baby just came out of, if you get what I mean. :)

Now I am going to go sew for a bit before work. Oh Monday nights at the restaurant, so tragically boring...

11 comments:

  1. Nice loot! I own Simplicity 7689 and just a warning, there is SO much excess fabric. I tried it on and it was a crazy muumuu and I had to take in several inches on each seam. Just a heads up!

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    1. I like the middle version with the belt, so maybe that will help de-muu-muu the look!

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  2. HAHAHA OMG THAT BABY PATTERN.


    Seriously, lol forever.

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    1. Good, I'm glad it made someone giggle hysterically!

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  3. I have the Advance 4826 pattern it it's one size too big for me too. I should try grading it, it's so super cute.

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  4. You got some good loot, the gloves are really nice. I love the kid mugs. I was on ebay last night and wondering if you are still collecting s&p shakers, you did say before you moved that you might give them away so I wasn't sure. You and your comments about the baby bunting...you are so funny!!

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  5. That baby pattern is hilarious! I have that apron pattern, but haven't made it up yet. I am jealous of your loot as my pattern hunting seems to have dried up completely this summer. :]

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    1. Well, I had to go to Oregon- I have found nothing in Chicago lately...

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  6. The McCall's shirtdress pattern is DIVINE!! The baby one is just ridiculous but I'm totally tempted to try and make something like it for a friend who is having a baby soon... because that would be epic.

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    1. I am going to make it for a friend, but then you can use it!

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  7. I love these patterns, can't wait to see what you do with them :)

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