Wednesday, June 06, 2007



Should I stop or not? I pondered as I passed a local thrift store. Sure, why not? Lookie what I found for a buck. Oh the possibilities...dots or stripes, perhaps silk gingham. Now I'm on the lookout for the matching girls pattern for my little. How cute matching mommy/daughter dresses.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

That is such a cute pattern. I really, really like it.

Ali said...

That's totally cute - worth buying fro teh envelope alone I reckon. Can't wait to see how it turns out! How do you go with the sizes? All teh vintage patterns I've found seem to be for a 34 inch bust, which I haven't had since I was about 12.

Missy said...

Thanks Jen and Ali! I haven't made this one up yet but am hoping to after a craft show this weekend. I happen to be a plus size gal so it's very hard to find vintage patterns large enough. I have been experimenting with adjusting them. I recently adjusted the button dress from a 35" bust up to a 45". I learned a great technique from a plus size sewing book.

http://www.amazon.com/Sewing-Plus-Sizes-Creating-Clothes/dp/1561585513/ref=sr_1_1/105-6749590-0542019?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1181694468&sr=1-1

It has a great pattern increasing formula. It also has some great advice for sewing for your body shape. As a bonus the author is very sweet and funny. Hope that helps Ali.

Blessings,
Missy