Today I am focusing on my Lady Grey muslin. I have a lot of catching up to do. I should have been working on this over the weekend, but I was having too much fun shopping garage sales and thrift stores where I picked up a bunch of patterns.
Here are my two favorite patterns from my weekend shopping spree. I think they both might have to get sewn up this season and not just put into my stash for later. The Burda coat doesn't have a lining, but I think it would benefit from one. It shouldn't be too difficult to draft one, since it's not a fitted silhouette. The New Look T-shirt has a lot of fans over at patternreview.com. I could see myself making this in several different colors.
Below are just a few of the other treasures I found and listed at my new eCrater store.
Simplicity 7637, size 4-6-8 bustier and skirt from Jessica McClintock. Totally glam.
Vogue 7183, Today's Fit Jacket by Sandra Betzina. From 1999, I think this is one of the earliest Today's Fit patterns from Vogue. If it was my size I would have kept this one for myself.
Butterick 4660, knit tops from 2005. So cute!
Burda 5205, double breasted blouse from the 80s. Check out the beautiful pleated neckline detail.
New Look 6595, which is a personal favorite in my stash of coat patterns. I blogged about my plans for it here.
These are just a sampling of the fabulous patterns I will be adding to my store over the next week or so. Look for some fun and funky vintage mens and kids patterns too. But for now I have to get back to cutting and fitting my Lady Grey muslin. Stay tuned for a progress report.