Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pattern Shopping

I had to swing into Joann's for a zipper (Halloween costume under construction), and McCalls and Buttericks were on sale for $1 and $2. I picked up these goodies...

Butterick 5610



Butterick 5356


You might be shaking Your head at me on this one, but I have a plan. It involves this $900 Miu Miu blouse...



Anyhow, I also picked up these McCall's:
McCalls 5978



McCalls 6436



And last (but definitely not least), McCalls 6433 (my fave)


Those pleats! I have a wonderful deep purple wool crepe that will be perfect for this. Originally, I grabbed it to make a Missoni knock-off, using a zig-zag lightweight sweater knit and the view without the pleats... My sewing eyes are bigger than my calendar allows!

10 comments:

Bunny said...

I think you will be pretty busy once the costumes are out of the way. How is that going? I honestly don't miss costume time. Prom time, yes, costume time, no.

Paige said...

Thanks for sharing....cute patterns...I'm going to have to head to the store for the sale.

Kristine said...

Little Miss *loves* Mommy-made costumes, but The Boy is in a superhero phase, so I always get off easy there! This year she wanted to be a butterfly, so we bought some fabulous glittery wings, and she'll have a sparkly dress and fashionable vest (to hide the wing straps). I am actually pretty excited, as I think the whole look will be very cool!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Egads! I already own way too many of these patterns and they are unused as of yet! The Muu Muu blouse knock-off will be interesting to see come to fruition!

Rebecca said...

Great pattern picks! I can't wait to see that cardigan sewn up. I hit the pattern sale today too, but only came out with one coat pattern. :]

Sharon said...

I was planning on picking up Butterick 5356 because of a Miu Miu dress I saw (and pinned on one of my Pintrest boards)! Identical neck/shoulder line as the top. Do you know what fabric you're going to use yet?

Gail said...

I bought a couple of these patterns on my last BMV bulk order. The pleated dress is on my wish list - I should have ordered it for the maxi dress, but didn't notice it.

Kristine said...

@Sharon: I have a variety of different solid silky blouse weight fabrics in my stash. The original is wool crepe, and I just love the color. I have a piece of ivory 4-ply silk that would get so much use paired with skirts and pants, I may use that once I perfect the fit!

Irene said...

These are wonderful choices!

Linda said...

Nice pattern haul. I can see how the Butterick and MuuMuu will work. Looking forward to seeing your version.