I am not lucky enough to get a day off or anything for Columbus day, but there is one really good thing happening this weekend – huge sewing pattern sale at Hancock’s. Yep, today through Monday, McCall’s and Butterick patterns are 99¢ and Vogue patters are $3.99. Plus for just Sunday and Monday, Simplicity patterns are 5 for $5. Wow, such great deals.
I know we (I) all have patterns upon patterns that we (I) have bought at sales just like this one that we (I) WILL use someday, so we (I) really don’t need to go. But, if I were to pattern shop this weekend, here are some patterns I might consider picking up.
I am looking for a perfect jacket or two for work. I have to dress up for work – jackets are pretty much required. To explain our dress code a little more, just recently the dress code was updated to allow open toe shoes and give us the freedom to not wear hosiery – so we are still behind the times. Jackets get expensive, so I am always on the lookout at sales, but lately I have been thinking that it might be nice to make my own. Good for my sewing skills and would allow me to be a bit creative with it. I have been inspired by a jacket I saw on Assorted Notions. It is a cropped gray wool jacket with pockets and nice big black buttons (about half way down on the left if you click the link). I haven’t had much luck finding exactly what I am looking for, but I am liking:
Simplicity 2958: This one looks pretty good – pockets, one button. It is more of a spring pattern, but in the right fabric might look pretty good. And it is unlined. Not sure about that, I like linings in my jackets. I do like that the back of this one doesn’t have any gathers or pleats.
McCall’s 5715: View B is another option. It has the buttons, some seaming and a nice collar, but it does have pleats in the back. I just wonder if it has too much fabric back there. The picture of the mode on the site makes it look like I may just have to try this one.
Simplicity 2938: Not at all like the inspiration jacket, but it might be fun to make it in a patterned fabric. It would have to be more lightweight, but might be good for layering.
Simplicity 2760: This one is different. It isn’t cropped like the inspiration jacket, but there are buttons and pockets. I like the scoop neckline. I might try view D or E.
McCall's 5711: And if I really get inspired, maybe I could do a light weight coat in a bright color – sapphire blue or red maybe. I loved this pattern the moment I saw it.
I also have a list of other patterns I have been collecting.
Simplicity 2854: When you have to wear jackets, you need shirts for underneath... And they don’t necessarily need to have sleeves. Sometimes sleeves just get in the way and make you uncomfortable. I am thinking view C or D for this one, but without the little flutter sleeves. A mini plaid shirting material would be great for this.
Vogue 8532: If I were to need a special occasion dress, this would be it – the neckline is very flattering. I would probably make it in classic black, maybe textured. A gray tweed would be nice too.
Vogue 8533: I imagine this one more for spring, made out of two contrasting patterns in bright colors. I would say green and white, but I need to expand my color palette – I have too many green pieces right now.
Simplicity 4112: And just because I have to have the Wendy patterns... This top would also work under jackets. I might need to take a little fullness out of the sleeves.
Simplicity 2925: This one reminds me of a Wendy pattern. I like View C, but maybe with long sleeves like on the dress. It could be fun with jeans for fall/winter.
Now, we all know I really don’t need any of these patterns – my crafty to do list is already long enough. But, if I happen to drive by the store on Sunday, I may have to stop in.
What patterns are on your I want list this Fall?
And if you need a little place to write down your patter wish list, check out this post.