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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Lady Day, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Lorelai99

    Lorelai99 One of the Regulars

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    I agree with the only buying patterns on sale... my problem is I buy them when they are on sale no matter if I need them or not!!!
     
  2. NancyLouise

    NancyLouise One of the Regulars

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    This is so cute on you! I love the cropped jacket and 40s skirt combos.
     
  3. Land-O-LakesGal

    Land-O-LakesGal Practically Family

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    Lorelai I do that too. I looked through my patterns one day and found I had bought the same pattern 3 times in the same size because I kept forgetting that I already bought it but I think it was when they were 99cents luckily.
     
  4. ZombieGirl

    ZombieGirl One of the Regulars

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    Just hit up the Simplicity sale too... I'm not nearly to that point in my skill level yet but when you save $70 on patterns why not stock up?
     
  5. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    Me too, the Joanns closed here since they are building a new one and the last week they had Butterick and Burda patterns on sale for ten cents each. Yes, ten CENTS. I bought 27 patterns. Got some good boys' patterns and some vintage patterns in my friend Leah's size. What to do with the rest? Who knows lol

    They had little things left for 90% off. So I spent $13.04 and the total savings was $381.99. Now that's hard to resist!
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  6. Lady Cecilia

    Lady Cecilia New in Town

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    Everybody has been making some amazing clothes again. Kamikat's purple suit is so cute, I want one too now! Currently working on a suit from a 50s pattern myself, plus a winter coat and a big-skirted satin dress, all of which will take a while to get finished so in the mean time here's a 50s-inspired dress I made a while ago (sorry for the terrible image quality again):

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  7. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    I made this dress recently from Butterick retro 5209. The fabric is fairly modern, a silky knit.
    Size 20 fit me with no alterations.[​IMG]
    I didn't realize until now that my Grammie Vida's high school graduation picture is in the shot.
    Its hand colored, taken in 1917.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  8. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    Very nice! What pattern did you use?
     
  9. palespider

    palespider One of the Regulars

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    simplicity 3688
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  10. Tatum

    Tatum Practically Family

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    I love that! I had ignored that pattern, but seeing your version makes me change my mind! Gorgeous.

    Kamikat, that purple suit is adorable, and Lady Cecilia, precious!
     
  11. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks, ladies!
    Lady Cecilia, I love your cherry dress!
    crwritt, I love the combo of modern fabric with the vintage style! It makes a very versatile wardrobe piece, very nice!
     
  12. Black Dahlia

    Black Dahlia Call Me a Cab

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    Hi there,
    For those that have Fabricvilles nearby, there is a great upcoming sale (can't wait to take advantage of it, especially the Butterick vintage patterns!)
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    BD

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  13. Tulip

    Tulip New in Town

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    So many lovely things! Here's my first attempt...

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  14. Lady Cecilia

    Lady Cecilia New in Town

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    Thanks for all the compliments on my cherry dress. The pattern I used was a slightly altered version of this Modern Sewing pattern. It's free to download and really easy to make, plus I didn't have to adjust it too much to make it fit and I thought it had a nice 50s feel to it.
     
  15. Jenniferose7

    Jenniferose7 One of the Regulars

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    Crwitt, I love it. I just finished this pattern up yesterday and I'm wearing it to work today! Hopefully I'll be able to get my pics up this weekend. :)

    Tatum, it's funny, I also ignored this pattern for the longest time. I recently decided to give it shot when the McCall's Co. had their blowout sale on the full family of patterns. It's so flattering!
     
  16. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Hi creative ladies. I haven't added to this thread in a while. I have a lot of nearly finished projects, but my latest I finished yesterday. I've been documenting my (miss)-adventures of making a tailored jacket on my blog, and I finally finished it....in a week. Never again I say! But I even had time to whip up a hat to match.

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    *whew*

    LD
     
  17. hailey greenhat

    hailey greenhat A-List Customer

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    LD, love the hat and am very jealous of your flecked tweed :D
     
  18. Lady Cecilia

    Lady Cecilia New in Town

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    Lady Day, I LOVE your hat, it's absolutely fabulous! I'm making a tailored jacket myself at the moment as part of a 1950s suit (in black wool), so had a look at your blog for inspiration. You mentioned you machined the button holes first, I'd never thought of doing that! My hand made button holes always look a little bit messy, I wonder if machining them first might be the answer. Anyway you did a fantastic job on the jacket and your blog is really informative, so thank you for that !

    My amazing grandmother recently gave me a suitcase full of beautiful vintage fabrics, including a large piece of tweed just like your outfit's. Can't wait to use it now that I've seen your creation :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010
  19. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    LD, I am sooooo impressed! Your jacket looks fabulous! I am so jealous of your patience to do all that tailoring and in a week WOW!!!!
     
  20. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    Are you ladies up for a fun experiment? Around the sewing blogosphere, there have been a couple daily picture projects, Me-Made-March, Me-Made-May and Self-Stitched-September. The goal is to wear at least one handmade item each day and post a picture of your outfits. I have participated in 2 and loved it. You get lots of encouragement and inspiration (as well as giving it) from your fellow seamstresses from all over the world. It is not limited to vintage and is really fun to see the creative work some modern seamstresses are doing, too. The original organizer is not doing DIY December, so I've kind of taken over the role. If you'd like to participate, please join the flickr group that I've set up for the photo sharing!
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1538851@N20/
     

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