Thanks for the birthday wishes, my dears! It was lovely and now I'm ready to get back to business.
Ever since I made my first top, I've been dreaming about adding some more lovingly handcrafted items to my closet. There are so many fabulous patterns and fabrics out there, and I'm itching to get started.
This coming weekend (May 22 - 25) Simplicity patterns are on sale at Jo Ann's for $1 each(!), and I've already done my research.
Aren't these Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity patterns great? I especially love the twisted neckline on 2593, and the versatility of 2587.
If you have a Jo Ann's near you, I highly recommend getting in on this sale. The MSRP on these patterns is $16, so this is a steal. And if you don't already own the Built By Wendy patterns, please put those on your shopping list as well. You'll thank me later.
I have been eyeing the same tops and that dress.ReplyDelete
Let the sewing wars begin!!!
That maxi dress pattern looks fab. I can't wait to see the finished itemsReplyDelete
oh my gosh! I love #2587 and have always wanted to make myself a dress like that. Thank you also for the tip about the sale. I can't wait to check it out.ReplyDelete
I was just posting an entry yesterday about wanting to start sewing and I even added a link to your blog.
Hope you're having a great day!
I am eagerly awaiting the JoAnn's sale too! I love how they have patterns on sale almost every week. I'm a big fan of the Project Runway Simplicity patterns too. They allow you to mix and match different components of the garment so that you can put a personalized spin on what you want to create.ReplyDelete
what awesome patterns...i'll have to search out a jo ann's.ReplyDelete
that first top offers such a sweet take on a classic cut. i can't wait to see your final version!ReplyDelete
cute, who know Cynthia Rowley did patterns?ReplyDelete
oh thank you for sharing...i have really been wanting sew lately and went pattern hunting the other day. i found a great built by wendy but totally missed the cynthia rowley!! sadly we don't have a jo ann...but i am certainly getting that top patternReplyDelete
can't wait to see what you whip up with a few of these!ReplyDelete
This does make me want to dust off my sewing machine and make a couple of these. Please show us the wonderful results of your projects!ReplyDelete
Those last two dresses are so adorable. I'm envious of your sewing skills!ReplyDelete
Wow. I am so impressed with your skills.ReplyDelete
Teach me to sew, please?
Cute! Please post finished dresses! :) Then I'll be putting in my order for a few! ;)ReplyDelete
If I could sew, I'd love to make some of these things! But I can barely put a button back on, let alone create a whole dress!ReplyDelete
I just picked up 2587 & 2584 the other week and cannot wait to make them! The perfect summer patterns.ReplyDelete
So cute!! I love the third and fourth one. They are perfect for California weather. I can't see the final creation you make!ReplyDelete
these are amazing - I just had no idea. I was just posting today about wanting to learn to sew. This seems to be confirmation, no?ReplyDelete
Wow, thank you for posting about this. I really have wanted to make something for a while.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I need to become a better seamstress so I can take on these patterns in earnest!ReplyDelete
i wish i could sew! i like the patterns with the band across the waist - probably because that style is so complementary on all body types!ReplyDelete
I like that long sundress, and the ruffly one! Have fun with these.ReplyDelete
eeek! I so wish we had a joann's local. I am going to try to find the patterns around here. I just love them!ReplyDelete
I adore the #2586 pattern-it could be so versatile and worn with so many different things. Have fun with these-can't wait to see what you end up doing with them!ReplyDelete
I have a Joann's right near me and I have been thinking about what creative project I could start this summer. Thanks so much for suggesting these! I love all of them! 2584/86 are SO ME!ReplyDelete
These are amazing! I wish I knew how to sew :)ReplyDelete
I will thank you NOW!ReplyDelete
I have never made clothes for myself, but I have been meaning to and I'm in serious need of sleeveless tops... so I will definitely pick up that first pattern. This is perfect.
im very excited to see what you make! i wish i was as crafty as you :)ReplyDelete
your blog always makes me smile
Good stuff! Thanks for sharing. I've been itching to sew up some clothes and these patterns are darling!ReplyDelete
have a great weekend!
Wow! A serious bargain! I love the first pattern, such a nice looking top! I have some material that I'm thinking of using for a top so am looking for inspiration! I can't wait to see the results of your making Rachel!ReplyDelete
Lovely patterns! I was just at JoAnn's this afternoon and purchased 10 patterns (the limit! LOL). I got 3 of the 4 you pictured plus some baby ones, and some household stuff. What a deal!ReplyDelete
Love these and so bummed I missed the sale.ReplyDelete
love the last pattern, for the navy dressReplyDelete
I just bought the last pattern in addition a couple more by Cynthia Rowley. I want to do dress A without the ruffle and wear it sans belt with white oxfords.ReplyDelete
Also, last weekend I bought some beautiful fabric. So excited for Spring! Now if only I could finagle some sewing time - I have a one year old and sewing time for Mommy is hard to come by.