As usual I’m rather late to the pattern love party, but here is my Hawthorn. I wanted a cold weather version, so made this from a brushed cotton (this did mean that all the layers in the collar and facing became rather unwieldly). I found aspects of the pattern challenging, but I love the result and will make another, perhaps in a thinner fabric. There are more details on my blog.
Massive congrats to old-fashioned-girl who won our giveaway for $35 to spend at Bessie Miller Vintage. Check your inbox for an email from me !
If you didn’t win, you can console yourself with 15% off anything at Bessie Miller Vintage until March 15th with the coupon code BLOGGIN15
Bessie’s patterns are already super affordable so with a coupon it’s almost daylight robbery.
You’ll remember we were talking about my pattern chaos last week…well, I literally went through every box of patterns in my possession to try to weed some out and I found some real beauties that I had completely forgotten about. I’ll be sharing them over on our facebook page next week. Pattern reorganization had to take a backseat to a sick two-year-old this week, but she’s on the mend so I’ll be back at it soon! For now, I need some quality time with a cup of tea and House of Cards (PS. anyone else think the British original was better? ). Have a great weekend!
I’ve come to realize that it is no longer appropriate for me to visit ebay without adult supervision.
It was bad enough when I had to call into service overflow boxes for the patterns that wouldn’t fit in my enormous pattern cabinet, but now even my overflow boxes have their own overflow boxes. I am on a complete, utter and total pattern buying hiatus until I a) have a clear-out or b) find a second pattern cabinet (know of one for sale within a four hour drive of Southwestern Indiana? Get in touch!)
I’ll be taking some time this weekend to sort out my own personal pattern chaos, so while I’m trying to impose order onto the madness, here’s a treat for you: $35 to spend at Bessie Miller Vintage.
Bessie has all manner of vintage in her etsy shop, but I think you’ll be particularly interested in her super affordable patterns.
When I say they’re affordable, I mean 1947-pattern-in-factory-folds-for-$7.99 affordable, like this:
Bessie is also a long-time contributor to WeSewRetro. You might remember seeing her fab forties swimsuit
To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment below: you can tell me your favorite item from Bessie’s store or leave me some pattern storage/organization advice. The winner will be chosen on Friday, February 28th to receive $35 to spend on whatsoever their heart chooseth from Bessie Miller Vintage. This giveaway is open worldwide
Over on our facebook page, we’re discussing where these pattern ladies store their kidneys: