Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pattern Destash!

I've decided to destash my pattern collection to make room for other things. I'm not stopping my sewing; far from it! I just realized how many patterns I wasn't using and never would use. My pattern library is immense and after getting rid of at least fifty patterns, I still have 2/3rds of my collection left. Goodness!

The patterns that are new and uncut are being poured into the shop, so you can benefit from my spring cleaning urge! Most are bundled into lots at fantastic prices, so be sure to take advantage.

Here's a sneak peek of what's to come!


Out of print McCall's Renaissance patterns! 


Bundles of women's clothing patterns! 


Steampunk! 

...and loads more! 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Awkward Family Sleepwear Pattern Rant

Is it just me, or is looking through the sleepwear section in pattern catalogs the funniest thing ever? Apparently, it's easiest to make unisex patterns in various sizes and label it as being "family sleepwear". I understand the need to economize and makes things easier for everyone. What I don't understand (but heartily enjoy) is the fact that nearly every family sleepwear pattern has pictures awkwarder than any family picture ever taken.

Allow me to demonstrate.


I feel like no commentary is necessary to communicate the awkwardness. The pictures can speak quite well enough for themselves. 

So, maybe if there was a family and not just a couple in the picture, it might be less awkward, right? 


WRONG. Look at their expressions. The poses. Why. Do they even know each other? 


...judging from the kid's expression, I'm guessing no. 

Now for a different kind of family. Couple with dog. 


Because family sleepwear had to include the dog, right? Let's not forget to mention the fact that her sleepwear appears to be a print with dogs very similar to the one pictured, or that the "dad" is wearing the same color as the dog. So matchy-matchy. 

But the best is yet to come. 

FLEECE JUMPSUITS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. The awkwardest part isn't even the little girl who's clearly afraid to sit on the couch next to her "parents". Nope. 

It's the dog. 


You know, at least the humans are being paid. What does he get? Nothing. Look at his face. 

Don't get me wrong, I've used family sleepwear patterns before and they work quite nicely. But the covers are just priceless. It doesn't get much better than this, folks. 

What was the awkwardest one? Comment! 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New year, new look

Since the school year is over (for me, at least), it's time to get my sewing back on track! A couple things: 

1. I've decided to shift my shop name back to the original, but since it's in the midst of things, both shop and blog will look a bit messy. Like the new look, though? I decided to go with a vintage-y sewing clipart look, thanks to the Graphics Fairy.


2. In the meantime, however, the shop is up and running. I put some ready-made items back up, and will be adding more soon. 

3. I have spaces for custom orders over the summer! I have two slots already taken, but I am open to ideas and suggestions!

4. I'm putting together a Facebook page (finally). There will likely be a sale or somesuch celebration when that finally gets set up.

5. Working on getting Direct checkout for my shop, so soon I'll be able to accept credit card payments and Etsy giftcards! 

So, yeah. That's about it. Again, if you have any inquiries whatsoever, please let me know. I am looking forward to a summer of sewing!