Yesterday I had the most magical day with Michael and Boo-Dog. We went to Flinder's Beach, near Red Hill - about 1.5 hours drive. It was too cold to swim, but we went for a nice long walk on the beach, and collected some sea shells and bits of glass. We also laughed like crazy at Boo - since she moved to Victoria, she has become a bona-fide swimming dog. She used to hate the water! It is so nice watching her just plonk down in the water of her own accord.
But - onto the sewing! I have a few more pattern purchases to share with you. Scouring etsy and opp shops for patterns is one of the only things keeping me sane at the moment.
I bought this one on etsy - Simplicity 4255 from the 1950s. I have wanted this pattern soooo badly since seeing Tilly's Awesome Green Version. I have been checking etsy and ebay regularly for this little baby, and I'm so glad I found it. I want to make mine in green too and wear it with a black pencil skirt. I also want to make the pants but am unsure the style will suit me. What do you think?
The next ones I bought from an opp shop today on the way back from getting my x-rays. I never find nice patterns in opp shops, so I am incredibly stoked. I got all six for $11. These first two are my favourites:
Simplicity 4920 - c1961
Simplicity 6170 - c1965
Butterick 5355 - c1970s/1980s?Butterick 3046 - c1960s - I'm not pregnant, but how super cute is the maternity one? I reckon I can wear this when not pregnant.
Simplicity 6851 - c1980s?
Butterick 5031 - c2007 - These last two aren't so vintage, but cute anyway, and were 50 cents each.
On Wednesday I'll be posting my pants! And a tutorial on how to amend a trousers pattern to make fly-sewing sooooo much easier.