November Pattern Showcase!

This month there was a HUGE spike in pricing.
I didn't think I'd be able to get any new acquisitions. But you know me. A month without some new patterns is like....a month without some new patterns.

I thought this pattern below was interesting.

Apparently this 'placket' was patented and the maker of this pattern was legally only allowed to make this dress six times using this placket. I wonder how they were going to enforce that. In any case this pattern is still in it's factory folds.
Perhaps the lady was too afraid to attempt it....

I love finding patterns with older women on the covers. They are hard to come by.

This pattern was my splurge of the month.

I really want to make this man's shirt. As a wedding present for some friends of mine, I told the wife I'd make her a two piece dress suit, and hubby a tailored dress shirt. The dress suit I can do in my sleep, but I'm very interested in the construction of men's clothing.

I love this blouse. It's the look those 80's does 40's blouses tried to mimic, but there is an authenticity about this one that can't be duplicated.
It's rad.

5 comments:

  1. Hahaha... that Hollywood pattern is my size, and I am certainly not intimidated by the legal ramifications of my love!

    If you do choose to sell it after you've made it up - at least seven times, I hope - I'm all over it. Congratulations on your finds!

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  2. Well, listen to you, Miss Donkey! Bucking (pun intended) the system, I see!
    I wonder if you do make it more than 6 times, if its like a curse. Kind of like saying Bloody Mary in the bathroom mirror 3 times in a row. OOooooo!

    As for where I get my patterns, I don't have one specific place, but I do a lot of searching everywhere I can. It's not just about the pattern, it's also about the hunt!

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  3. Wow, that men's shirt pattern is a beaut! Funny how it's so long, and the placket stops short. And that collar - Wowza! Do you think it's 20's or 30's?

    It'll be a breeze for you - just make sure the neck size and the sleeve length are right, that's all you really need to worry about. I bet you can do flat felled seams in your sleep!

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  4. Thanks for the tips. The pattern has a date of 1930, so is right in-between.

    Funny you should mention flat felled seams, I'm working on a pair of jeans now, and that's what I've been doing all day!

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