First of all, thank you VERY much for your lovely comments on my recent denim adventures, and your thoughts on needles. Food for thought indeed. It’s funny, as a self-taught seamstress I get a lot of information online and from random sources, and I seem to have no real evaluative processes for deciding what to take and what to throw away. Like, for example, I once read an online article about pressing which I found via A Fashionable Stitch and it said you should press a seam four times and I was like, yes, of course, and now I do that. EVERY. DAMN. TIME. One side, the other side, wrong side, right side. All my seams. All the time. But then I read something about replacing your needles and I was like, that’s clearly insanity and I will never do such a thing. Totally arbitrary. So anyway, thank you! I obviously should be changing my needle (and, for that matter, my contact lenses, sorry, Dr. Wortman!) more often.
In other news, I really never should have gotten an ebay account. It’s a real bad idea, guys. Don’t do it. Learn from me. Think of me as a drug addict your D.A.R.E officer brought in to teach you about WHY METH IS WRONG. Because people, they’ve got PATTERNS on that thing. PATTERNS. In LOTS. And I may or may not have gone a little crazy and bid on/won a bunch of them. Whole lots. Of patterns. Recently. So, you know, that’s happening.
Want to see them? Yeah, you do.
Shoulder yokes. Delicious.
I love this. It’s like the Sense and Sensibility Swing Dress Pattern, but the REAL DEAL!
The photo is bad. The pattern is lovely.
This is a little insane. I’m totally making it, though.
Check out the cuffs on this bad boy!
The collar is excellent.
Well it’s got pockets, so I’m in.
Simple to make my ass but I love that the collar works 5 ways!
Asian inspired pajamas? Yes, please.
Hmmm. The cover art is so amusing.
The fedora is so jaunty!
Well, obviously I need a house coat. That’s just a give-in.
Oh my god this blouse I love it very much. I would need to resize it but MY GOD it’s the best.
There is something vaguely creepy about all of this. I couldn’t tell you what.
This is my absolute favorite. Right? RIGHT? SO CUTE! Honestly, it was worth the lot of them just for this one gorgeous creature. Did I mention all together it was like 15 dollars? Yeah. It’s okay to be a little jealous of this addict. She’s the crazy person in the corner with ALL THE AWESOMENESS.
But, hey, if you don’t want to get an ebay account that’s cool. Look who just released a free pattern? Salme Patterns, independent designers extraordinaire! The Sonja Dress is a free pattern download on Burda Style and it’s just adorable. Never heard of Salme Patterns? Check out Kelli’s awesome interpretation! Kelli blogs at True Bias, and I would like to be her friend. I would like to be all of your friends. Do you like the ebay? Has it captured your heart and mind? Where do you buy patterns? Which of these is your favorite? Spoiler alert, I will be giving a couple of these away come March. Which one would you like? If you say the last one I will end you.
But to end on a positive note, Cadfael in a bow!
Cat photos. Just one step closer to becoming Miss Marple.