Friday, January 24, 2014

Dreaming of Summer and Coveting Patterns...

Some from the Simplicity Early Spring 2014 collection (that I will have to pick up when they're on sale for a $1 at Jo-Ann's) Some 1950s reprints! WOO!

Simplicity 1460
Simplicity 1459
























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Still loving the Retro Smock Tops... 

 Really digging these front button 70s style ones!















...And the 40s/50s Style ones!

Something like this paired with Leggings!

I was loving these 40s smock dresses so much, that I bought this pattern off etsy.
(I especially like the diamond oriented pockets.)

 

IS IT SUMMER YET?!

8 comments:

  1. Oh My God! These are so cute! The designs appeal to me hugely. They're exactly what I like. How nice that we share the same taste in fashion. And the diamond pockets are super-cool.

    BTW, I just wrote a nice post extolling your virtues which I'm going to put up in an hour or two after I take some pictures. I hope you like it!

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    1. It's up! http://shybiker.blogspot.com/2014/01/friends.html

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    2. Hi Sweetie! Got your message. I'd be honored if you used any of my pix. Do anything you'd like.

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  2. Hi Aimee! Visiting via Shybiker's post! What a thoughtful gift you made! I'm a sewer too, and my goal this year is to sew up some fun spring/summer clothing before the end of summer, LOL. Wow! It looks like Joann's has some good sales. We don't often get bargains like that up here in Canada. I love the 50's patterns, and must check out the books!

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  3. hi Aimee! I saw your beautiful apron over at SHYBIKER's blog. Very nice!! And I love those patterns you have on here today-- I have a whole box similar to these that my grandmother gave me-- I made a bunch of things years ago and have yet to find the right fabric to make more. Your stuff is very lovely, you are so creative!!!
    nice to meet you :)

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    1. Thank you! Hand-me-down patterns are just the best, aren't they?!

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  4. I love smocks too, and just bought a pattern off eBay from the 30's. Mine is really baggy though, because I have a bit of mid-life bulge that I'm trying to disguise. ;o)

    What kind of fabric are you planning to use for your smock?

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    1. I'll probably use quilter's cottons... that's what I tend to make all of my summer dresses out of... light weight and so many beautiful options!

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