Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I've made afew pattern purchases recently, gearing up for when school starts again.  Bethany is starting Kindergarten this year, so I will find myself for the first time in 7 1/2 years on my own during the day.  I'm really going to miss having the children at home, but I'm sure I won't have ANY trouble filling the time!

The pattern on the left is a vintage pattern, McCalls 7689, purchased from OpalsOwlVintage on Etsy.  I just fell in love with view C.  The ruffle around the neck takes this dress from plain to something special - LOVE!
The patttern on the right, another McCall's, 6354.  Jess from Craftiness is not Optional made this back in August of last year.  I really loved her version.  It looks like such a cool, comfy dress to wear.  I bought the pattern from

Back in December, had a sale on Simplicity patterns - everything 99c!!!!
How could I pass it up?  In the end I narrowed it down to four patterns, because even though the patterns were cheap, I still had to pay shipping.  All up I paid just under $20 - not bad for four patterns :)
So on the left is lisette 2211.  This is a great pattern.  A cute pleated skirt, a tunic and a blouse.  The blouse is what first caught my attention because like Christy I've decided I need more seperates in my wardrobe.
And on the right Simplicity 2226 - love a skirt with pockets!

On the left Simplicity 2117, because I've realised I have mostly A-line skirts in my wardrobe....
and on the right a Cynthia Rowley pattern 2215.  I like the simplicity of this dress.  It looks very wearable, not too dressy - and it has pockets!

I've got loads of fabric just sitting, waiting to be turned into something - anything.

Four days until school goes back.  Six days until Bethany starts Kindergarten..........

Before we get to that though, for those of you in Oz
Happy Australia Day for tommorrow.
Hope the copious amount of water falling from the skies here in Sydney at the moment don't dilute your enthusiasm for celebrating this truly wonderful place we call home!!!!


  1. What a great way to ease yourself into Bethany being at kindy! I am going to need to sort a project out for myself when my youngest heads off to school - I'll miss them so much and yet I know lovely it will be to have some 'time'. I look forward to seeing what you make and to reading about how you are going.

  2. Looking forward to seeing some sewing Fran! I'm been resisting the urge to make more dresses and trying to get into seperates, but it's hard! Happy Aus Day

  3. Great pattern stash! I love the Cynthia Rowley pattern. I've made the skirt twice and I wear them to death. Such a lovely wearable skirt. Next up I'd love to make the dress. If you want to see my skirt versions you can do so on my blog, I literally just blogged about them :)


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