Friday, April 17, 2009

Fun from the 70s

Today was fun thrift shopping. I came home with these three patterns. I have such a weakness for patterns. =P But I usually have ideas for them all. For instance, that first one would make a perfect summer morning housecoat, I fell in love with the style of the jacket in the 2nd, and take a look at the 3rd (!) what a unique and fun pattern for ... well, I'm not sure what, but I love it!


Sarah Jane said...

Oh I *SO* LOVE that 3rd one. I had a gunne sax dress in almost the same exact style that I can't wear anymore so I got rid of it and forgot to take a pattern off of it first. If you ever decide to sell this one, let me know. :)

YayaOrchid said...

I like ALL the patterns you share with us today. Very nice garments you'll be able to make with them.

Cheri, are you planning on making any more aprons? Wish you would make a plus sized 'Ginny" available. Or at least a pattern, since I don't know how to draft a pattern from a garment. Pls do consider it. Thank you!

Cheri said...

Sarah Jane,

I'll be sure to let you know if I ever sell it. =) What did yours look like?

Yaya Orchid,

I most assuredly will be making more aprons. If you can imagine this, I'm running out of fabric (!) and I usually only buy fabric if it "looks like apron fabric" and lately I haven't seen that kind of stuff.

As far as up-scaling it, I would love to do that with my Ginnie and Gracie aprons. I just haven't gotten to doing that yet. =P When I do, I may send you a couple to test-fit them for me, if you don't mind. =)

Alana said...

Nice patterns. The third one looks very much like what is in style right now.

YayaOrchid said...

Glad to hear that, Cheri! I love your fabric choices too. I would not mind helping at all with that, but I'm afraid I'm a bit more plus sized than you imagine. That is why I inquired about a pattern. With a bonafide pattern, I could just increase fabric at the fold, which is about all I know how to 'adjust'. Thank you for your reply. :)

Sarah Jane said...

A wild pink and green and orange and blue floral print on a cream color background! :) Sounds hideous, but I think it really was pretty. :)