December Pattern Showcase!

Like, OMG! It's been a year since I've talked to you all!
Like, how does that happen and all?!
Hope everyone had a lovely new year and there
better be more sewing in everyone's future.

I'm not one that uses obituary dates to set goals in my life, but this coming year, I do have some things that I want to concentrate more on.
  • Get a JOB!
  • Finish one of my children's stories.
  • Storyboard two stories I have.
  • Learn to swing dance.
  • Learn After Effects.
  • Move from my current apartment.
Yeah, those are the big ones. I know sewing isn't in that list. I sew a lot already,
I'm pretty caught up with all of that.
But this past month, with it being Christmas AND my birthday
(Dec. 13th: late presents always welcome!),
I treated myself on some new patterns.


A '30s sloper. I thought that was quite interesting. So she's mine now.


This one I bought because of the nurse's uniform. Every year there is a huge vintage event, the LA Air Raid, and for the last two years I've been meaning to go! I'm thinking of going as a nurse, but I'd want to ge the uniform as close as I can. I've been researching black nurses during WWII, and have some great photos.

This dress might be my project for the next few weeks. The Air Raid is in February.

I was really into accessories patterns this month. The one right above I saw a long time ago. It was in a forgotten lot and I thought I bid high enough. You know how that goes... I actually think this is the same pattern. I was comparing screen shots and tears on the envelope are in exactly the same places. It's so strange that happens a lot!


I got this one for the neckline.
Im going to add sleeves and have so much fun with stripes and colors.

My New Years was rather uneventful. I was in bed by 7:30. Slept right through it. I was cool with that. Right now I have some cabbage and potatoes roasting in the oven filling my cold apartment with warmth and yummy smells. Not a bad way to start the new year.

SO what are all of you gearing up to do for this brand new set of 365 days? Any major projects? Classes?

Details!

4 comments:

  1. Nice finds! We're probably going to the Air Raid, too... now what to wear. It's a really fun event- probably my favorite vintage event of the year :)
    Nice goals, too! I hope they all come true for you!
    I'm probably getting a job, too... and other than that not sure. I hope I can sew more historical costumes this year :)
    Happy New Year!

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  2. Those are a lot of goals! But a year's a long time, so I bet you can do them all! I can't help with most of them, but I'm more than willing to help you get started with swing dancing. Gimme a holler when you're ready.

    I'm getting excited about the Air Raid too, and after the Jane Austen event I'm diving into my outfit for that. Love your nurse idea - I got to wear a vintage nurse uniform for an event last year, and it was really REALLY hard not to take it home with me. ;) We should all definitely make a date for the Air Raid.

    I'm hoping to do more historical sewing this year too, and wear more vintage at swing dances - the last couple year's I've mostly been wearing classic-looking clothing, but I'm kinda ready to go hardcore again.

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  3. HOLLAR!
    Ive asked 5 different people to help me get started with swing dancing this past year, and all five have bailed on me :(
    Id love the help Beth, thanks!

    I hope I can meet all of my goals, too. I tend do take a lot of decompression time; sitting and waiting while I mentally gear up for a project. Sometimes its needed, mostly its not. I just need to learn to cut out some of that time and put it towards projects.

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  4. Great set of patterns! I keep telling myself "no more patterns" and then I take a spin on Etsy and inevitably end up with more patterns in my cart! LOL

    I definitely recommend learning to swing dance. Fun times! I miss it since I've moved away from LA.

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