Saturday, August 24, 2013

Confessions of a Pinaholic: Sew This (pattern)

Hello hope you are enjoying the end of your summer.  I know I was trying to milk the most out of mine as I go back to work on Monday and am soon to be too busy to enjoy it as much as I have been.  It has been a while since I have posted and I have lots of drafts of post I just haven't bothered to finish (I know bad blogger).  Today I thought I would finish this post.  One of my favorite boards on pinterest is my Sew This (pattern) board.  When I first started pinning it was a catch all for all my sewing interest but as it got fuller I started to separate out tutorials and needle work.  I can't promise you won't still find some of those items on this board but I can tell you it is full of lovely patterns from the past.    Above is lovely Hollywood pattern for a 1940s dress.

I love this 1950's wiggle dress with the side swag cummerbund.

I have bee thinking of making myself a 1930's evening dress. I found out the local history museum is having speak easy night on my birthday so I thought a 30s evening wear would be a good choice s my husband will want to wear a tux.  I have no evening dresses as I have always been more of a day dress/ cocktail dress kind of gal.

 1930's Simplicity Dress Pattern

 Ann Adams 50's Shelf Bust Pattern,  I love Mail order patterns they are just too cute.

Separates are a big part of my wardrobe.

If you want to see more here is a link to my pinterest board, Land'O'Lakes Gal: Sew This (patterns)
Notice I changed my pinterest name for the sake of privacy as I teach high school and well I like to have some privacy from my students.

thats all folk, Susan


  1. I remember my mom had so many of the Mccall's and Simplicity patterns. She used to sew a lot! These look so much older than the ones she had! (Rob)

    1. I have tons of patterns and fabric but so little time. I wish I could have more sewing time perhaps when my youngest gets older.

  2. This post is a candy for my eye! Do you will sew some of them this fall?

    1. I really want to make something 30's for my birthday in early November. I am back to work full time though so we shall see what I can do.

    2. I hope you find time to enjoy this beautiful hobby, all of these patterns are so beautiful .... Happy weekend, dear Lady.