Rebuttal and Pattern Giveaway
Wow, my last post really generated a lot of comments! Thank you so much for all positive feedback. I didn’t really mean to body bash myself. I meant the post to be more humorous and self-deprecating, but as I re-read it, I can see how negative it actually was. I just wanted to talk about the disconnect we all have at times with the reality in our minds and the one facing us in our mirrors. I’m sure that the people who have the body type I long for sometimes wish for more of my curves. We’re all human. We all think the grass is always greener. I love my shift dresses and my easy wearing tops I’ve made. They will remain in my wardrobe. As Carolyn said, there’s a place in my wardrobe for those clothes.
But back to sewing… Today I received a box o’ fabric. In it were some rayon/poly blend double knits in grey and navy and two faux leathers. I love the double knits, but I was really disappointed with the faux leathers. One was stripper-tastic and the other was just meh. Remember when I said I don’t swatch? Yeah, well, this is one of those times I really should have swatched. Sigh… So I have found a couple of other options on-line and have ordered swatches. My sewing group on FB had some great suggestions for how to use the stripper-tastic faux leather, like using it as piping on something. Love that idea.
I had a little chunk of time today in between going for a walk and baking for today’s play date (yes, I am that mom now – excuse me while I throw up a little in my mouth), so I went through my sewing patterns. I wanted to organize them a little and get a sense of what I have as well as find a possible contender for my Asos knockoff. What I realized as I was pawing through all of them was that I have a lot of dress patterns. I always knew I was a dress girl from way back, but sheesh! I would hazard a guess that about two-thirds of my pattern collection are dresses (and mostly sheath dresses at that). I don’t think I ever need to buy another dress pattern again. Will someone please remind me of that when the next pattern sale happens again?
Another thing I discovered was that I had a bunch of patterns I no longer want anymore for various reasons, but mostly because I want to use patterns that flatter my body type. So I am having my second ever giveaway on the blog. There will be three groupings: Tops, Dresses, and Jackets. There are various sizings and all the patterns are intact — a couple I have traced, so they are not in their factory folds. If you are interested in the patterns, please let me know in the comments and specify which grouping in which you are interested. If you are interested in more than one grouping or all three, please so indicate. I will have the little boy who lives with me randomly choose one winner for each grouping of patterns. The deadline to submit your comment is Saturday at 9pm PT/12am ET. The drawing will be on Sunday.
Here are the patterns…