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. :-)