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Bought some new patterns~

Hot Patterns, to be exact. The Metropolitan Homage Tote, the Riviera Boulevard Cardigan-jacket, and the Weekender Renaissance tops.

I am thinking the red home dec for the Homage tote (or possibly the faux ostritch), the Boulevard cardigan jacket in a wool doubleknit, and the Renaissance tops in some funky knit prints. The tops have an underlay which I’m going to leave (hopefully) not fixed, so I can nurse easily. But we’ll see how low cut the necklines are.

And today as I was driving, I thought about how I have, say, two black turtlenecks – totally not needed. It’s about coordinating – not matching – so I don’t need more than one of any one thing.

These are my birthday patterns. And I clearly must continue sewing, because the pant and skirt issue are going to rear their ugly heads. Only a few stores in town carry the small sizes in secondhand stuff, it’s not as common as the larger sizes.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

2 replies on “Bought some new patterns~”

I’ll be curious to see how your renaissance top turns out…. mine was a disaster… HUGE and way too drapey/saggy in the front…. I lost interest and tossed it out. The picture is cute though!

I’m told that many of their patterns are running large – and I think I read in one of their newsletters (or maybe online) that they size for RTW size, so I might make a muslin in somewhere near a 6 or 8, instead of my pattern size. Thanks for the heads up! I hope I don’t end up hating it too 😉

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