Friday, April 23, 2010

McCalls Pattern Sale

Hancocks has McCalls patterns for 99 cents for a few more days. Here are a few that I got yesterday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Couple'a Thrift Store Finds Yesterday

I have several things to post from sewing projects, and hope to do so in the next day or so. The weather has been so nice outside that it's almost impossible not to be out there doing some spring clean-up. Has anyone ever seen this before? It came in a package from the thrift store with several other items. It says, "Sew Hooks to Bra - Sew eyes to Girdle one inch below edge." Interesting! Sorry about the sideways. When I took the picture it was straight up, but it posted sideway. I will have to get some help from my son!

I found this metal knitting gauge yesterday. The interesting thing about it is that the gauge goes to 000 sized needle. The newer ones I have seen stop at 1 or 0 This is from the older days when many ladies, including my mom, used the small needles to knit doilies.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

House Dress

Gertie has posted twice now about house dresses, the kind our moms used to wear. I have been intrigued by the idea - I noticed that at least half have no waistline - which means super comfort. Yet they look to be very attractively styled and fitted.

Since I am at home a goodly amount of time, this seems like a very comfortable way to spend the day. Think I will try this!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jacket almost done

Here is the jacket I have been working on. I really like this pattern and the way it fits. I have a long neck and chose this pattern partly because of the collar. Of course, it doesn't drape quite as nicely on the dress form because she has no arms. I had to alter the back princess seam on this pattern as well. I will do a review of this when I finish it. Sorry. I don't know why this went sideways. Maybe can fix it later.