Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PATTERNS MANIA!

 
 
 
What can I say! I love sewing patterns. Love selecting, paying, buying, anxiously waiting for them to arrive. I must say that patterns are very affordable in the US, but the shipping can be as expensive as 40% of the actual patterns, but still worth it because I cant find ANY here.  This year, this is my second purchase and I know there will be a few more. Can I sew all of them? No, it will take another 20 years to finish any considering how busy I am at home. I hardly have time to sew.
 
Here are a sneak of what I bought.  I missed Butterick B5962 on the left, so I ordered two. Makes no sense to order two, but I did. Love the jacket on the right...one day, I shall make it.





Another one that I want to try. Looks so easy and peplum is in fashion now.




More peplum!



Let's talk about what I DONT like to do. Cutting the patterns.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sewing, but cutting patterns and fabric is not my favourite, but of course, it's still a must. No cut pattern or fabric, no sewing. It's one of those thing that I have to put on some music and try to enjoy the process. Another 'want to have' is a proper cutting table.



But alas...I cannot complain about cutting pattern that I have.
Have you ever seen the patterns from the Burda Magazine??
The nearest a Burda Magazine is sold is in Singapore. You will never find any here, maybe someone may have some old issues. To be honest, Burda's patterns aren't my fav but I still buy them whenever I am overseas just to add on to my collection.  Some of the patterns are fun and I want to try, but then I opened the patterns and find something like below. Patterns after patterns on top of more patterns.  You really have to be super patient and a good eye to, to trace all of them onto another paper before cutting them. So, for me, it's a big NO NO. I dread even cutting normal patterns, so this will definitely give me super migrane. Something sewist doest not need when sewing.





Yesterday night, I cut up both patterns and fabric. This is good preparation for this weekend's sewing. It is interesting that my sewing time is very short, but selection of patterns and fabric takes days. I really have no idea why?


Will post more...so, sew on :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

PATTERNS

I have a HUGE admiration of people sewing their own clothing. Unless you tried sewing, you will know that it can be both very easy or a total nightmare. I've had my fair share of 'abandoned' sewing projects.
Am stuck and nowhere to go - abandon.
Don't like the material - abandon. (I thought it looked good at first.)
Don't like the fit - abandon.
And so on...

After a few years of trial and error, I must say, the sewing skills have improved slightly. The only thing I do not have is time. Time is always against me. Procastination too - major issue.
I sit pondering over hundreds of patterns day in and out, looking at all the fabrics and still cannot decide what to do. That alone - takes weeks.
I do notice that once I cut the fabric, I am full steam ahead and can sew days without stop.

While sewing did not take priority for some time, another hobby took over.
Buying patterns online.
If you live in this part of the pond, you will know - patterns are almost impossible to find.
There was only one little fabric shop at a shopping mall I knew who sell them.  Very old fashioned, maybe ala 80's (not my fav) and totally out of date patterns and sold for at least 2 - 4 times more than what I normally would buy.  This pattern-hoarding madness started when I wanted so much to sew my own clothes but cant find a teacher or mentor. It all started from buying vintage patterns online. Then I discovered this website selling all the patterns one can dream of, and I was on a roll! My largest purchase was last year, costing more than USD300++ and it went missing for almost 4 months. I almost gave up and then, the parcel appeared. Saved the day and my life too.

Well, pattern madness continued. As I typed now, I just placed an order for some new patterns.
What made me even way more happier is the ones I ordered exactly one month ago --- arrived. Here's the loot, all 13 of them :)


I love all of them. As to exactly when I will sew them...no one knows.




And, these 2 are top of my priority. Love that Vogue/Ralph Rucci design. Did I mention that I have making sleeves. That is one thing I am still struggling. Worry not, sleeves - one day I shall conquer you.  I love the simple lines of Ralph Rucci and another top of sewing list is the one on the left, the red Cullote pants. I love pants and wear them everyday. I had sewn a few --- all cannot be worn ---abandoned.  Somehow, it's either the cutting or fit that was horrible. I love Cullotes, so this, I have to try and top of my list for now.





Another fav. Burda 6901. Love that curve on the waist, it should be so flattering. Most jackets or blouses are pretty much straight, but this I love the slight curve.  I am not sure about others, I have an inclination of making my clothing very similar to the patterns fabric. Of course, this is not the case, but I think it's the combination of pattern and what's sewn as a sample that I am attracted too. 



Another one I like:Butterick B6026. A simple blouse but has very interesting detailing at both collars and waist. It certainly makes a dull blouse interesting so I am wanting to try it too.


Well, that's all for now. I do know for the next few days,  I will be admiring my patterns. There are 13 new ones, so it will keep me occupied for a few days of just looking and peeking inside to see how they will be constructed. This will add on to another 3 full boxes of patterns. I have no idea how many I have but I will count them soon. I am guessing it's more than 100+.  Not to mention, there's another new batch coming in soon. Thank you US postal, although you were a bit slow this time..but you never failed me :)

Happy sewing.

Monday, February 10, 2014

IKEA FABRIC

It has been a long time since I shopped Ikea fabric. I went to Ikea over the weekend to buy some stuff and when I passed the fabric section, I fell in love with their limited edition of these fabric. I super love them, so very Asian and Japanese.

Have a look :)

 This 'fan' motive is so pretty in red and has a green stripe at the side.


I absolutely LOVE this to the max!! So Japanese!


Finally, what better to get a matching gold fish tea towels. They are not cheap here, so I would not use them as towels but instead I will sew it or make something to match the above black fabric. Super duper love! I want to go back and few a few more panels since it's limited edition.

Happy sewing!

Monday, February 3, 2014

BUYING MORE PATTERNS

When I saw the above pattern, I fell in love with that top.
Wanted so desperately to buy and sew it but didn't. Finally, it's that time of crazy buying time again. Nothing like starting off the year with something I like.
Went online and ordered a whole list of patterns, paid and wait for it to be shipped to me. Patterns coming from the USA, takes about 2-4 weeks to arrive. Sometimes, it comes in a week's time, and there was one time, it took 4 months to arrive. That 4 months of waiting was pure pain and I gave up on the patterns, it was also the most ambitious and expensive lot with more than USD350 worth. After 4 long months, it came. To my huge relieve.

Back to the above pattern. It was what I wanted BUT I ended up not ordering it. Don't know what happened, but after everything is done and PAID button hit. I realized that missed out the most important pattern.

So dissapointed with myself.
I did write to the company and asked if they can combine if I order again. So, fingers crossed. Otherwise, with high shipping cost, I'll give it a miss till the next order.


Friday, January 3, 2014

2014

2014.
Is it really 2014 now?
I seemed to have zoomed in and out 2013. I had a couple of exciting sewing stuff done, but from mid 2013, it sort of went downhill. Lots of excuses for not sewing.

I have a small sewing space all to myself. Loads of sewing patterns and stacks upon stacks of fabric untouched. Every time I walked past the room, which is every day, I reminded myself I have to start something.

There is always 101 things brewing in my head.
Want to finish off mom's hem, could have done it half day, but not.
Sew daughter's Instax pouch.
Sew  a top.
Sew another dress, and etc., etc..
It is a never ending long list of things to do.
I . Just . Need . To . Start.
And I know, once I start...there's no stopping.

Will start off with more projects!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

OVERLOCK LOVE

For my past 3 years of sewing, I have been doing French seams. They are easy and I do them for everything....except the sleeves. I did read somewhere that one can do French seams but just putting the sleeves is already a nightmare, so what I normally did was to bind them. Totally waste of time. It was either that or sent it to the shop for serging.  Serging here is cheap but the nearest shop I know is like 10 km away and crawling past the jam was no fun.

So, I got my serger / overlocker. I set it side by side next to my sewing machine.

No more worries of when to French seam them. All I need to do is to swoosh to and fro with my roller chair. So, sewing is more fun now. Way more fun.

For anyone who can afford one, I strongly suggest you get one. There are many varieties and some are affordable. If you are into sewing clothing like me, you will love and appreciate the overlocker as much as you love your sewing machine.  Both can do the other job. My Brother can actually overlock, but it is no way near the proper one.

I made a simple blouse. I havent taken the photo yet though it's finished..but here I want to show you the why I love my overlocker. It's clean and finished in just seconds. Here, I overlocked it together with my underlining, or is it called something else. I am no good at all these sewing jargon, all I know is this the firmer material for most collars and jackets.

Back view. Instead of doing a fold over at the edges or sew them with bias tapes, I overlocked/serged them together. They are kind of thick sewn together but the machine can do it if you go slowly.




Here's the front portion. Neatly done.



That fushia material was chiffon (I hate sewing them...) but I liked the colour and print and it was sold really cheap at RM4.00 per meter (just a little over USD1.00) and I used only 2 meters.  So, it was  super cheap.

So, there is way more fun with this mean machine around :)


Friday, May 3, 2013

CUTTING TABLE

NOTE: All pictures belong to rightful owners, links provided. I don't own these set of pictures, I just dream and drool over them. If you copy any pictures, make sure you link them back to the right owners.

From : morning sun. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I want that huge tub in prints!





From Ikeafamily --- drool~ I LOVE that space.  White is my no. 1 fav colour, paired up with light grey table seems perfect.



From Pinterest (sorry, could find the correct link). Neat and organised, just like I like it :)




Now, this! From Raisin toast. Not only I super love that table, I super-duper DROOL, DREAM AND LOVE THAT whole room. If I have this, I will tick of my other 2 must haves. Cutting table and pond facing sewing room! This picture was before her re-organisation.


This was after. Honestly, I really love both. The second one looks so cosy and takes up little space.


I am trying to squeeze my brain on how to incorporate a foldable or tuck away table into my tiny sewing room. Don't think it's happening yet....so meanwhile, I dream of them. 
My husband never understand me. Why need a serger? Why need cutting table? Why need so much fabric? Why need so much space? Why need all these when you have no time to sew? 
Well, the answer is simple: I need them because...I need them. That's all.

Pattern and an overlocker

After 3 weeks, all my 12 patterns arrived from the US.
Half of the price was for the patterns, which were cheap.
The other half was for postage.
The envelope came a bit tattered but the patterns inside were all in good condition, so I am happy.
The fist thing I made was this skirt. I was so excited, I spent the next few days after receiving the patterns, cutting the papers, cloth - this time and first time sewing tafetta, doing the underling (I hate them!) and sewing them together. 
The pattern looks good - on the model. The real one ...bit less ideal on me, but acceptable. 
Note to self - make some minor changes next time.






There is 3 wish list I have for my sewing adventures.
1. Serger/overlocker - done!
2. Huge cutting table?
3. New room facing my pond - not yet!!

I wanted to buy the latest Brother's overlocker. My current machine is Brother and thought it will be easier if I want to send both for servicing. 
Dissapointing!
The website listing on the nearest to where I stayed - mobile number is invalid.
I called Brother's directly and promised a Sales person will call me soon.
Called 2 times, no reply. Bad service.
I am a very impatient person. If I want something, I probably want to have it yesterday.
So, off I went to Singer (near to my house anyway), and bought one immediately.
The Singer overlocker came with twin needles and 4 spools, all hooked up nicely.
Took it home. Tested in and have some short lived fun because.........one of the spool thread ran out.
I spent the next 1 hour figuring how to loop it. Not much fun. Lousy instructions on the booklet because everything was printed in black, thread included, so how to see exactly how it works?
Instructions of the machine was not much help.
It came with a CD but I was too lazy to put it it.
BUT, hook it up I did and tinkered with it to get the tension right.
Once, you figured out how to loop it...then it's a breeze, so tons of patience is needed.

So, here's the overlocker. It was super fun because I serged everything! Especially love that I can serge both fabric for underlining together. 
It came with a flimsy plastic cover - ugly.
So, I made a cover a ton of craft fabric I ordered from the US.
That London-y fabric is my favourite, so I am glad the last bits got sewn as a cover. 
However, still short of a little fabric, I paired it with Amy Butler red circle fabric.
It does look a bit wonky here because the overlocker is not exactly square-ish.
I am happy with the result. I started sewing making bags for my children and I missed doing such simple crafting.  










Why serge/overlock?
I am still confused on the difference, seems the same to me :)
I have always did the french seams. Though it was a bit more work, it worked fine for many projects.
The only issue I had was doing sleeves...which is my nemesis...still can't fit them perfectly, let alone do french seams.
The skirt pleats demanded some cutting like this picture below, see the odd shapes? Definitely can't do french seams, so that's where my overlocker came to the rescue. The result was a clean seam cover.
It does cut down a lot of time though which I love to the max!!
I used to send some of my earlier clothing for serging and loved how those ladies serged them with the cutter, everything was so tidy. Mine came with the cutter but I didn't use it most of the time. Didn't like all those small bits of thread all over the machine.  If the fabric was cut accurately, I find that there is not need to cut the extras, saves loads on cleaning. I read the machine can do many other stuff too...which I will tinkle on later.


Anyway, happy sewing!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

COMPLETING W.I.P.s

Last weekend had been the most satisfying time. I did a little sewing and completed 3 WIPs.
While digging through bundles and boxes of WIPs (it's a sad thing-y, but so true), I found 3 unfinished projects which were near completion but not. These were made I think 2 years ago. Will write later on this.

I made this blue polka dot dress a long time ago. 90% completed but for some reason, I didn't.
I tried it on and immediately knew why. Originally, it had short sleeves and wearing it, well, made me looked really matronly. At my age, anything that made me look one year older, I would try to avoid it, let alone something that added many years to it. Yes, I am THAT vain. I looked and pondered over it and thought, here goes another one to be cut up to be used as rags. Unfortunately, that happened a lot. Frustration in sewing comes aplenty for me. With no one to refer to, there was a lot of trial and error. Wrong fabric, wrong style, wrong pattern, wrong fit..the list could go on and on. The good part is, after 2 years of self learning, I do know better how to fit, but sometimes, that wrong choice of fabric or colour does happen.

So, with sleeves and matronly looking and instead of ending up as a mop, I wondered if it could be salvaged.  The dress was from a vintage pattern and not making for the first time. I took off the sleeves and wondered if will be be better. Well, voila! It did look better, not the best but I could live with wearing it. Pair it with a red belt and white or blue jacket and I am ready to go!

The interesting part I discovered was how to make a belt loop from a crocheting needled. It had been a long, long time since I crocheted but I bought the needle recently thinking that one day I will use it. Quite often I wear dresses and find the belt sit way too low or not on the right place. Bought dresses always comes with the loop and after some simple experimentation, I figured out how to make this simple loop. It may be easy peasy for experienced sewist but for us, we had to self learn. Of course Youtube and Google have very good tutorial, but I was so happy I figured out making it as I had crocheting experience before.
The dress was okay, fitted very well and I was happy. Time completed was only 2 hours. I took off the sleeves so I can wear them with a jacket and the tiny belt made it modern. Well, my version anyway.
I completed 2 other projects too. A simple blouse that needed only to sew the hem and another sheath dress which need to attach it's underlining. Super simple!

I have problems loading so many pictures, so will post more.  My background white cabinet has a thick handbag-inspired fabric which I used to cover the glass (cover mess inside too :), and I have 4 meters of it. Suitable to make handbags or project as it's a thick material, not for clothing (though I thought it was and wanted to make nigh gowns out of it, another problem with buying online!).  I actually don't know who visit this web but if anyone wants some of it, half meter, one meter etc., I'd give it away FOC as there is no point to keep so much fabric which won't be used.

I did cut a dress and waiting to be sewn. I challenged myself to sew something every week. Completing this project was so important to me now as after a long hibernation and total laziness in sewing, it inspired me to do what I always love, creating stuff for myself :)  Well...that's my take on sewing anyway.

So, sew on!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

BEAUTIFUL SEWING AND WORK SPACE

There is something about sewing room that draws most sewist attention. I love white and love huge, huge spaces. I have white but that 'huge' space is not happening yet unless I shift the sewing room from ground floor to the upper unit. However, we just installed an air conditioner, so unless I get another unit...and re-organise 2 rooms AND pursuade the husband the need to shift again. It's probably will be some time I am stuck in my small room. Seriously, I'd rather have an extension and have a room with a view of our outdoor fish pond. That will be super cool! However, having that means major renovation and that cost a lot of money.

This is one room I will love.. From Martha Stewart.
Simple, clean lines and you can get them probably from Ikea.





This is from http://glasshalffull-kim.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/my-studio.html.
I am swooning over the sweetness of the room. Love, love, love the table!!




Love those storage at the top and that blue chair! Now I gotta find a similar chair with this colour :)
Image belongs to http://www.everythingetsy.com/2013/01/featured-creative-space-ballarat-patchwork/




This is quite similar to what I have, only prettier and more space!
Love those boxes. Image belongs to http://mobile.boligmagasinet.dk/article/77281-huset-med-den-bla-trad/gallery/454003.
When I popped over to see her beautiful space, not just for crafting, but the entire home....I fell in love with all the white and blue combination.




Simplicity at it's best!
From : http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/craft-room-ideas-00100000078234/page6.html.
Look at that carpet :)




If one surf the internet, you will find ENDLESS photos and links of super creative people. It's amazing how they decorate their sewing and crafting spaces and each one is so unique to the owner. Even with a small space, I still want to improvise and make the space prettier. I think it's a never ending process and one day, I will have that room with a fish pond view.

All photos are not mine and links have been provided to rightful owner. If you do copy here or anywhere else, please ensure to provide proper link to the owner of photos. Never, ever copy and state it as your own, but that said, there are people who do such thing.

So sew on! Look around the space you have, improvise, change and you will be surprised how a new coat of paint and transform any room.

Friday, April 5, 2013

SEWING BURDA

I think it is a GREAT way to buy ONE Magazine and have like 30 designs. Now that's really value for money. I was told Burda used to sell here but then, it was stopped. No market obviously. The only person I know who needs sewing is my mom because she has problem finding clothing her size. I have problem finding clothing to my liking. Price aside, I am still not getting what I want. Those I love are way too expensive, those affordable are not to my liking. Still, I don't know anyone who sew. Many local sewing uniforms yes, but not fashion dresses.  So, the search does continue on. If I could like that one fairy seamstress, I will unload like few boxes of fabric to her to sew for me all year long. Someone who is professional and sew like a dream and still charges reasonable.

Here's an old Burda spread.



ONE MAGAZINE, MANY PATTERNS :))




THE PATTERNS. If you can survive finding and tracing the correct one, good luck. Otherwise, it's :((



Of course, there is the instructions! They are all written like you read a magazine, step by step but no illustrations. So, if you can survive that too! Thumbs UP  :P

I shouldn't complain. It's still easier to figure it out than the Japanese book. Though very simple and easy, I've come across some which are similar to our Malaysian road signs. From point A to B, it leads you to somewhere midway, and then you have to figure out how to reach the final destination..or on this case, completion of sewing. Unless, it's a super simple brainless sewing knowledge, buy it for the pattern. So, some basic sewing is required. Otherwise, read through all the instructions before buying and if you are comfortable with it, grab them and start sewing. 

Sew on!


DISEASE!



It has been frustrating times at the sewing room.
Firstly, it has been a mess. No sewing, but still a mess.
It has been taken over my the son whenever he wants to do his homework - more reason to 'not go in'.
I cant's sew in a mess.
I can't even think or function when anything is in a mess.
It's like my brain had been cluttered and frozen.

It's a lousy routine.
Go in, see my patterns, see my fabrics, and do nothing.
I DID cut a pattern but upon cutting and trying it on the dressform and on myself, it made me look 10 years older. Must be that awful green colour. Have no freaking idea why I bought it in the first place. So, I ended up putting it where 'most' WIPs are put, somewhere I can't see but it's stored somewhere. A bit like my sub-conscious, and it will come back to haunt me one day when this lousy stack grow. And it does, unfortunately. So, overall, nothing happened. AND, all this is going on when I am seriously checking online looking for sergers and overlockers. I want to sew knits, but who am I kidding? Time stood still and nothing happened. Maybe sewist block? 

Anyway, I went online shopping. Nothing like retail or online therapy.
I don't just live in the 60s patterns, I love them but I also love the current ones. So, I went online and bought more patterns on sale. I call it a shopping disease. Buying too much stuff one wants but not necessary need. Ending up storing more boxes of patterns with humongous ideas and dreams and that's why it end. Floating in the air thinking one day I will sew more.  So, here's one of the many pattern I bought... and shopping did not just stopped at this unfortunately. I need to find a shopaholic anonymous soon. 

Hopefully...I am able to pinch myself back to reality and sew something, anything soon.






Be brave and sew on!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

BEAUTIFUL SEWING SPACES

Images are not mine. They below to this awesome blogger :http://emmallamb.blogspot.com.au.
It's like my dream sewing space as I love white a lot.

All I can say is LOVE.


LOVE!


and LOVE!


Everything is beautiful and perfect.

Visit her here :http://emmallamb.blogspot.com.au.

VINTAGE PATTERNS

There could be people selling vintage in Malaysia...or Asia, but I haven't found them. If I do find them, chances are the pricing won't be low.  There are many websites selling vintage patterns and if you are from the US, it's a breeze buying any vintage patterns. They are plenty, cheap and available if you know where to get them. I often read of windfall where buyers get bundles, even boxes of vintage patterns no one want for a song. However, it won't happen here.  So, I thought I'd do a post on buying vintage via my favourite online avenue, Etsy.  Esty is a place where you can buy a lot of stuff and patterns are easily available with hundreds of sellers. My guide is strictly on how I choose and buy, so if you are a newcomer, you'll need to find your footing on this.

1. Determine what type of patterns you want. Modern patters are plenty on other websites at very affordable pricing, so I only buy vintage from Etsy.

2. I tend to love those from the 50's and 60's. Some 70's are okay with me. I do stay away from the 80s and 90s. General rule, the older the patterns and rarer it is, especially designer ones, they are more expensive. It could range anything between USD10 - USD200 ++.  So, I guess one really have to love them to spend such money.

3. While prowling on the web and if I find a pattern I like, the first thing I do is to go to the seller's Etsy and go through every pattern on sale.  The reason is simple. With patterns coming from the US and postage being expensive, I will only buy if I have a minimum of 8 patterns and above. I almost never buy 2 - 3 patterns per seller. This saves postage and sometimes, you do get very good bargain.

4. So, to find 8 patterns and more per order does take some searching. Most of the sellers have a huge listing so finding something I like within that range is usually not a problem.

5. Postage. All the way from the US wont be cheap but worth it. I've got a seller who gave me 2 free patterns which I was beyond elated. Those were printed in the 1920's and something totally relevant in today's fashion. Bearing in mind, one can tweak the pattern to suit own taste. Postage from US also means that you package can go missing, so that's a risk. My most expensive package cost more than USD300 and it did went missing for 3 months. When I almost gave up on ever it coming to Malaysia, it turned up at my doorstep one fine day. So, be aware of the risk. If it goes missing, it's a goner. Simple as that.

I hope that more people will love vintage here. Sometimes I do buy vintage just because I love the pattern and not necessary want to sew the exact pattern. Since most vintage are dresses, many times I fall in love with the top and have in mind to make the top only and not the skirt. So, change as one please.

This is just vintage. I do buy a lot more modern patterns online from the US too, and a lot more of Japanese books.  I find Japanese sewing the easiest if you can figure out how since everything is in Japanese. With a little sewing experience, it's quite easy to figure out the instructions.  However, there are times when the instructions are too simplistic and I do struggle in figuring out how to.

With all this, not to mention I have 2 boxes of Work In Progress, Abandoned, Bored, Dont Know What To Do, I Give Up and just Plain Fed Up of unfinished sewing projects. I do know that they will stay there till I have great-grandchildren as time is tight and too many things to do and sew.

Well, that's the price one pay for trying to self-learn-sew and no-one-to turn to.
I admire sewist who churn out one after another projects - successfully while I am stuck at sewing-block disease. It freezes the brain and put into 'dreaming of sewing', rather than actually stepping on the machine and sew.

So, I am rambling, but let's see how it goes.

VINTAGE DESIGNER COUTURE AND RARE SEWING PIECES

All patterns are not owned by me. You can click on link to purchase from buyer. I am absolutely jealous they got hold of these patterns. For now, I am a vintage junkie as I find them beautiful and one can simply change some of the patterns to suit what's modern. In fact, I find no matter how fashion evolves, it's the basic that stand the test of time. It gets repeated no matter which era we live in. I just love the first two patterns, very Hollywood and in today's world of simple T, short pants and slippers, designs like this make me dream of glamour.

Some of the rare vintage designer couture patterns I like. Wished I posses them too.
Maybe I will never sew them, but I would love to have them!

From Vogue http://www.etsy.com/listing/102946751/rare-vintage-misses-ronald-paterson-one?ref=sr_gallery_24&ga_search_query=sewing+patterns++vintage%2C+designer+couture&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_search_type=all





Vintage Vogue 50's, rare, hard to find original patterns from http://www.etsy.com/listing/110369560/vintage-50s-vogue-sewing-pattern-8667?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=sewing+patterns++vintage++vogue+couture&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all




Vintage uncut Balenciaga from http://www.etsy.com/listing/112675615/vintage-vogue-2121-couturier-design?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_query=sewing+patterns++vintage++vogue+couture&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all






Vogue Paris by Christian Dior from http://www.etsy.com/listing/72111317/1960s-vogue-paris-original-christian?ref=sr_gallery_19&ga_search_query=sewing+patterns++vintage++vogue+couture&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=all
Love, love the simple design.




Vintage Vogue by Pierre Balmain from http://www.etsy.com/listing/127115741/vintage-vogue-2845-paris-original-pierre?ref=sr_gallery_29&ga_search_query=sewing+patterns++vintage++vogue+couture&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=all
Totally am eyeing this pattern! I love clean and simple lines.
And it's a Balmain design.




Vogue by Valentino from http://www.etsy.com/listing/75875966/vogue-couturier-design-valentino-of?ref=sr_gallery_35&ga_search_query=sewing+patterns++vintage++vogue+couture&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=all
Another simple design. Love it and still a very relevant modern day design.
It's Valentino, so enough said.



Love this mod suite from http://www.etsy.com/listing/113363714/60s-mod-dress-jacket-simplicity-7301?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=sewing+patterns+vintage+designer&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_search_type=all


Now, I got to go back to fav place to look for more wonderful vintage patterns. I am back in the mood and will see what I like before buying these patterns.

Bye for now.