Friday, April 21, 2017


A few years ago I lost a lot of weight and I passed on most of my sewing patterns to someone who could use them.
I was perusing Ebay -- a dangerous pastime to be sure -- when I found a huge lot of various patterns.
Careful inspection of the photos showed them to be in my size and in similar styles to what I will wear.
There was also a variety of children's patterns mixed in, which I appreciate very much because I like to sew for my nieces and nephews.

How I managed to open the box upside down is beside me, but I did it.
Even more amazing is that she had packed all these patterns in this box.
I couldn't get them all back in.

I pulled through all the patterns and separated them according to gender/age.
I found three that I am passing on to my mama.
The rest all went into my sewing room.
There were a few crafting patterns, some girls and boys patterns, a couple of men's patterns, and a slew of women's patterns.

My biggest dilemma is deciding what to make first.

I've actually ran a test on a pair of knit summer capris.
I used fabric and thread I had on hand.
My daughter is calling these my 70's pants and says she isn't sure she'll be seen with me.
I've reminded her it is a parent's job to embarrass their teenage daughter.  :-)


  1. The capris are very summery! I live in the south where people wear brightly colored clothes. Those would fit right in here.

    1. I'm kind of middle range south myself, and bright colors seem to be a summer staple.

  2. Wow, that is a lot of patterns! Looks like fun!

    1. I managed to get them for $1 each including shipping and handling so it wasn't bad at all as far as costs. The average cost of a "new" pattern leaves me floored at times.

  3. Love that material!

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    2. Thanks! I love it, too. I think it made cute pants.

  4. Wow! That's a lot of patterns! The way you sew up things so quickly, I'm sure you'll go through them in no time. The capris are cute, kind of Oilily style. Congrats on the major weight loss.


    1. It really is. I kind of mentally divided them into "seasonal" piles and there are some items that will be new challenges for me.

  5. I've really enjoyed seeing all of your creations over the last several weeks! What a great find this box of patterns was. And those pants look comfy. :)


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