Thursday, 5 August 2010

My addiction to buying patterns grows.....

I mentioned in a past post how I became ever so slightly addicted to the EBay iPhone app and buying sewing patterns off it....well I'm afraid to report that the condition is worsening....

I even got into a bit of a bidding war on this last auction...I never realised how intense watching the final seconds of an auction can I get out bid within the last 10 seconds and my fingers stumble across the iPhone screen trying to get my bid increased in time! But it was worth it - I won (take THAT other bidder!) and I LOVED what I received in the post a few days later.....

45 Misses patterns, mainly from the 70's I think, but also a few older - perhaps 50's.

Some of the patterns are total gems. Others not so great, and some ridiculous. But the good more than make up for the bad!

I thought I'd take you through a few of the patterns from time to time. If for nothing else but comedy factor - as I was sorting through them all I really loved the drawings on the front - the artists really gave these girls such individual characters and some of the facial expressions and body language is brilliant!!!

Take this one for maxi and yellow polka dot are totally bitchin' about chevron girl - I recon they're just jealous of her hat - and who wouldn't be!! But the characters aside, this is definitely one of my faves from the bunch...and I'm definitely going to be making this. The bad thing is that Northern Ireland 'Summer' is pretty much over. But there's always next year! (Plus if you saw my projects in the pipeline post, I have more than enough to be working on at the moment!!!)


  1. Fantastic patterns! I'm still making summer clothes and its been raining for days :( maybe i should start on autumn and winter things.

  2. Thanks Alexandra, I'm so excited about them. Yep, I'm still making summer clothes too....but nervous to start on autumn/winter things as I fear they may be more difficult for my beginner skills!!!

  3. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout ( Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog ( ). thanks, Josh

  4. I'm still sewing summery things too.. even though it's jeans and jacket weather already! Ah well. We'll be super-prepared for NEXT year :)
    Autumn-wintery things are not much harder than summer, plus thicker fabrics are usually easier to sew than lighter weight ones! You'll be fine, just go slow!


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