Friday, July 25, 2014
While I have seen every single pattern that we have in stock at Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts, sometimes when someone buys a pattern and I get it out of it's box, I'm surprised with delight. When someone bought a copy of Butterick 4448 today, it happened again. Butterick Sewing Pattern 4448 Misses Size 6-12 is a lovely and feminine summer dress that would be great for parties, weddings, and dates. It comes either sleeveless or with cap sleeves, a slight cowl neckline and several options for an asymmetrical skirt. Fitted enough to show off a ladies figure without being immodest. I could wish all I wanted that I could fit into this dress, but I have never been in that size range. We currently still have one copy left of this dress, so if you want one, you had better get it before it is gone. Never fear though if it has sold, Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts has over 5000 uncut Misses patterns, so you have plenty of other choices!
Thursday, July 24, 2014
I find it funny that on TV before school had even let out in our area of the country, they were already advertising back to school sales and each day it gets worse. I trust I can be forgiven for bringing up back to school thoughts here, but if you sew for your child, that does mean a bit of pre-planning and sewing ahead of time. McCall's Sewing Pattern 2930 Size 6-8 is the perfect school outfit with it's jumper in several variations and blouse with long or short sleeves. We currently have several copies of this pattern available and also some in Sizes 4-6 . I do have one question about the model photo on this pattern, does she really need glasses or is this just another attempt to show that studious kids all need glasses? For more selections of over 1000 children's uncut sewing patterns, stop in at Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts: category Children's.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Butterick 3909 Misses Size 10 is another pattern that I wish was in my size. Over the years I have come to love bateau or boat necklines. Ever since I had surgery on my thyroid, I haven't been able to stand anything tight on my neck and this type of neckline fits the bill. I also generally wear skirts and dresses after having my knees replaced to avoid the problems with my legs swelling. The problem with a skirt or dress is sometimes they actually aren't the most modest solution. However culottes or split-skirts can be, especially when as full as this split-skirt would be. Butterick 3909 is available at our store Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts where we have over 8000 uncut sewing patterns in all styles and sizes up for sale.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
As I list patterns almost daily, I often run into one that just speaks to me. I want to make it. I want to be the size shown so it looks right on me. I can see how it would just fit into my life. Some patterns, it just doesn't matter when they were printed, for by using today's fabrics you could still have a great outfit. Simplicity 9904 is one of those patterns. Because of the many different garment pieces you can make with this pattern, in my store, I call it a wardrobe pattern. Other than the shorts being a bit too short, I think it would make a fantastic set of summer clothes especially if they were made of coordinating fabric. Just think, several different colors of tank tops, a couple of shirts, and a couple pairs or pants and a some skirts and you have an organized wardrobe or set of clothes to take on vacaction and still fit within a luggage allowance. This pattern is currently available in my store, Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts because unfortunately it is a size 12 and I haven't been that size since the mid-70's!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
When Pigs Fly! We have all heard the expression, but now they can, thanks to the help of the great designers at Embroidery Library! This design that comes in two sizes and is free until the end of June 2014.
Embroidery Library has also just come out with lots of great summer designs for decorating beach bags, towels, etc. Come and check them out!