New Listings at GoofingOff Sewing

 I have so much going on that I almost don’t know where to start. The first fundraiser for our medical mission is done and it was a success! Just the right amount of chili, cornbread, and fixings, lots of friends and family, and donations to buy medical supplies for those in need. The venison chili came out great. We had chili to go and that sold out, too. We might hold another fundraiser closer to Christmas featuring our Mission Cookies.

This week is our yard sale with proceeds going to our mission expenses. We need money for translators, food and lodging, and transportation.  It’ll give me a chance to clear some things out that I haven’t had a chance to list on Etsy. Folks have donated a few things to help out. I have a number of vintage rolling pins and teapots to set out among other things. Wish us luck.

In the meantime I have new patterns in GoofingOff Sewing…..great holiday dresses for the girls, outfits for the ladies, and a few things for the guys with just enough time to put together a few gifts.

 

Simplicity 8118 Misses’ Jumper Size 10 UNCUT

So retro and easy to wear.

McCall’s 6544 Misses’ Sundress Size 8 UNCUT

A casual look with a flattering cut that has a soft, easy flow.

1940’s DuBarry 6018 Boys’ Playsuit and Jacket in size 1. COMPLETE

So cute in a size 1 from the 1940’s. I can hardly believe it survived the years.

Simplicity 5287 Jiffy Ties….Straight and Bow Ties, 1970’s Style 

Ties in a Jiffy pattern….be still my heart. The envelope doesn’t look too good but the pattern is a treasure. The only part that was cut was the bow tie and it is still usable. Great look for a wedding party.

Simplicity 8338 Personal Fit Pattern Pants in Size 8 & 10 COMPLETE

Pants for a personal fit from the 1970’s. 

McCall’s 3281 Girls’ Jumper Dress, Top, and Pants Size 6 COMPLETE

So retro and easy to sew. Cute look for a little girl.

Simplicity 7413 Girl’s Dress and Shawl from 1976. UNCUT Size 12 & 14

This dress is a timeless look from the 1970’s.

McCall’s 3224 Girls’ Dress and Pullover Top in size 8 UNCUT

More retro looks for girls from the 1970’s. 

So, there’s a taste of the new listings in GoofingOff Sewing. New fabrics, too, like Dora the Explorer, Miami Dolphins, and Spongebob.

Miami Dolphin Fabric 60 inch wide by the half yard

 

 

 

Dora the Explorer by the half yard.

Spongebob and Patrick 44 inch by the half yard.


Lots of great stuff so stop by when you have a chance. I’ll keep listing and adding. 

There’s always something going on at GoofingOff Sewing.

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Music for Monday: Amanda by Waylon Jennings

I am amazed at the way the sound of a voice can move me and stop me dead in my tracks. Today I heard the magnificent country voice of Waylon Jennings. It instantly brought me back 35 years ago when I heard a collection of his greatest hits. I fell in love with his voice immediately. I carefully recorded the album to a cassette tape so I could listen to it when I drove anywhere. Amanda, written by Bob McDill, was my favorite from the album. His version was a number one song on the country charts in 1979.

For those unfamiliar with his music, he was the voice of the Ballad of the Dukes of Hazzard.

Post by Eileen who swoons with every note.

New Listings at GoofingOff Sewing

Get a sneak peek at new listings at GoofingOff Sewing. Well, maybe not new-in-the-box new but new to you. I have 4 Stretch & Sew patterns from the 1960’s and 1970’s that I just love and know you will, too.

Stretch & Sew 1050

Stretch & Sew 1050

This first pattern is Stretch & Sew 1050 from 1967. It was re-issued in 1974. Misses’ Jacket with Set-in Sleeves is single-breasted, long set-in sleeves, and notched collar. Bust 28-40 inches. UNCUT. To purchase click HERE.

Stretch & Sew 1325

Stretch & Sew 1325

This cutie is Stretch & Sew 1325, Misses’ Sun and Swim Suit. First printed in 1967 and re-issued in 1974. Bust measurement 32-42 inches. UNCUT.  “What is it? It’s a swim suit. It’s a tank top over shorts. It’s the new layered look. We call it the Sun and Swim Suit. You’ll like it. Our top has darts and bra cups for smooth fit and the swim trunks have elastic at the waist and legs. Wear your new Sun and Swim Suit with or without belt.”  To purchase click HERE

Jean Hardy Patterns No. 470

Jean Hardy Patterns No. 470

Jean Hardy patterns came out in the 1970’s. This one, Misses’ Body Shirt and Sweater, is designed for use with knit or stretch fabrics. Sizes, small, medium, large, and extra large, are all included. Excellent condition, UNCUT. To purchase, click HERE.

Stretch & Sew 440

Stretch & Sew 440

The Maxi Skirt!!! I loved them when they first arrived on the fashion scene and I still do, especially in an a-line. Stretch & Sew 440 from 1974 in hip size 30-46 inches. “For a dressy look, this long a-line skirt provides comfort and fit with classic styling. One pattern piece for front and back makes it easy to sew with darts to add shaping and an encased elastic waistband which eliminates the need for a zipper.”  Two pattern pieces to make this amazing skirt! Yippee! To purchase click HERE

Sew, what do you think? Great finds? I think so. I really love the maxi skirt; the length gives it a bit of elegance and it’s easy to sew. What a combination!

Well, that’s it for now. More later. Carry on and Keep Stitching!

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13 Reasons to Get Out the Sewing Machine: New Children’s Patterns at GoofingOff Sewing

Need a reason to get the sewing machine out? How about 13 reasons? 13 great children’s sewing patterns at GoofingOff Sewing. Something for the little ones all the way to the Oh-so-cool teens.

McCall’s 8812 Infants’ Lined Tops and Panties UNCUT

The criss-cross style and button shoulder straps makes this outfit so cute. One pattern with 8 looks.

 

Simplicity 7984 Boys and Girls Hats….12 styles…Partially cut COMPLETE

What’s summer without a hat? Keep the sun off and look cute, too! Maybe make a few in the same color for the little guy’s (or gal’s) crew…great party idea.

 

Butterick 4385 Girls Dresses in size 7-14 COMPLETE

Lovely enough for a summer wedding with a little jacket to keep the chill off the shoulders.

 

 

Simplicity 8881 Junior Teen Dress, Pants, and Scarf. Size 7/8 bust 29 inch COMPLETE

Oh, so retro for the teen….cute dress with bell bottoms pants!

 

McCall’s 3850 Boys’ and Girls’ Robes and Pajamas Size 7/8 COMPLETE

New jimmies or robe for gift-giving? Maybe a sleep shirt and shorts in some cute, funny fabric.

 

 

McCall’s 4164 Boys’ Shirts Size 3-6 UNCUT 

So Joe Cool, especially in little guy sizes…Makes the look all that much cuter.

 

McCall’s 4291 Boys’ and Girls’ Pajamas and Nightgowns Size 8  COMPLETE

More jimmies and nightgowns…Great gift idea.

 

McCall’s 9051 Infants’ Pinless Diaper, Diaper Cover, and Wrap Shirt UNCUT

These would be a wonderful shower gift. Use the appliqué or fussy cut a cute pic from fabric and make something unique and ecologically sound. One less diaper for the landfill…or a cute diaper cover for a trip out of the house.

 


McCall’s 8870 Toddlers’ Costumes Cow, Flower, Clown, Witch, Dinosaur, Bear, and Bat in size  1-2-3 UNCUT

Now, you know I had to have a costume pattern in here…Of course I do. This one is for toddlers….I love tots in costumes…They are so cute! And they know it.

 

Stretch & Sew 970 Children’s Jacket Size 8-14 UNCUT

Retro preppy look from the 1960’s.

 

 

 

The Children’s Corner “Libby” Girls’ Jumper/Sundress Size 1-8 UNCUT

Adorable jumper pattern from The Children’s Corner. Use contrasting fabric for the sash for a different look.

 

McCall’s 4963 Girls’ Tops, Gown, Shorts, Pants, and Blanket Size 3-6 UNCUT

 Oh, something to use all that fleece….Blankets and jammies!

Indigo Junction Bear Essentials Girls’ Jumpers with Bear Appliqué and Bear Backpack Size 2-8 UNCUT

OK, not just a cute jumper with a bear but a bear backpack, too. Sew cute!

 
OK, 13 reasons. I had 14 but it sold before I could publish this post. Sometimes that happens. Anyway, remember to use the coupon code BLOGGIN to get your 15% discount exclusive to blog readers. 
 
Sew On!
 
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New Listings at GoofingOff Sewing

All craft patterns at GoofingOff Sewing are 40% off this weekend. Good time to get the patterns needed for holiday sewing at a deep discount. Here’s a few new listings:

 

McCall’s 7227 Clothes for 18 Inch Doll UNCUT

 

Butterick 4332 Misses’ Hats UNCUT

 

Simplicity 7744 Stuffed Animals and Hobby Horse from 1976. UNCUT
Simplicity 6056 Baby Doll Carrier, bassinet insert, and bunting. UNCUT

McCall’s 4747 Summer Outfits for girls COMPLETE So cute, a button top or a halter. Lots of choices with this outfit.
Butterick 5375 Misses’ Tunic, Dress, and Pants UNCUT This looks so beautiful and comfortable.
Simplicity 5866 Misses’ Jacket, Skirt, and Bell Bottoms COMPLETE Love the Bells!
Simplicity 9210 Misses’ Swim Suits UNCUT What a great suit!
Simplicity 7634 Women’s Dress, Tunic, and Leggings (Plus Size) UNCUT Be gorgeous at any size.
Simplicity 8193 Misses’ Western Skirts COMPLETE Beautiful skirt for the dance floor.
McCall’s 2007 Cheerleader costumes UNCUT Available in size 14.

 

 

Simplicity 9008 Gunne Sax Design Dress from 1979. COMPLETE Early Gunne Sax. Beautiful sundress.

Lots more in the shop to choose from…and all the crafting patterns are 40% off.

Happy Stitching!

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New Listings at GoofingOff Sewing

Simplicity 7534 Misses’ Mini Dress in size 16, Bust 38 inches from 1968….COMPLETE 

It was a very rainy morning, my day off sandwiched between work days….Lots to do but never too much that I can’t list a few patterns. The rain inspired me to make soup…2 pots (tonight and later this week), get laundry done (just have to iron my scrubs…yes, iron..with my 1950’s old fashioned iron), and pack weekend purchases. Now it’s coffee time and a chance to show off the latest listings.

Vintage Vogue 7734 Misses’ Jacket, Skirt, and Pants in size 14-18 UNCUT OK, I really like this jacket. I could wrap up in it and stay warm by the fire. Love it.
Vogue 9382 Misses’ Unlined Jackets in size 6-8-10 from 1985. UNCUT A little bit 80’s?
Simplicity 5556 Misses’ Jiffy Knits Dress in size 12, bust 34 inches from 1973 COMPLETE I love Jiffy patterns…..quick and easy, put it together and go. Yippee!

 

Butterick 5192 Misses’ Jacket and Pants with Ready-to-Wear-Sizing by Designer Connie Crawford. UNCUT
The pattern size is Xsmall to X large. The pattern appears uncut but it isn’t factory folded.

 

 

Simplicity 8350 Misses Tops, Dress, Skirts and Shorts from Pre-shirred fabric in size 12, bust 34 from 1978. Partially UNCUT 
So I made a dress out of pre-shirred fabric for my candle lighting ceremony. We got our nursing pins and recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge. I still have the dress….somewhere.  I am a disorganized sentimentalist. 

 

Simplicity 9365 Misses’ Blouses for Knit Fabrics from 1971 in size 16, Bust 38. Partially UNCUT
So I was in love with the hairdos on this pattern back in the day. I tried to get my hair to be like view 2….but that’s where my hair gets frizzy…like stick-your-finger-in-a-light-socket frizzy. 

 

 

New Look 6040 Misses Dresses, 7 views, size 8-18. UNCUT

 

Simplicity 6001 Girls’ Caftans in size 8 or 12 from 1973. COMPLETE

 

Butterick 4194, Girls’ Sew n go Flared Skirt in size 8. COMPLETE A quick flare skirt would be great for the young ballerina or gymnast. 

 

See & Sew 5541 by Butterick, Misses’ Draped Dress in size 8-10-12, bust 31-34 inches. COMPLETE 
Ok, I am obsessed by this dress. I love the drape. It gives it a very elegant look.

 

McCall’s 3715 Girls’ Jacket, Top, Pants, and Skirt in size 7. For Unbonded Stretchable knits. COMPLETE A little girl in bell bottoms….how cute!

So, that’s it for now. There’s more coming….. I have a stack….serious stack…..of stuffed animal patterns from the 80’s, all uncut. There’s a Christmas in July Pattern Sale coming real soon and all the crafty patterns….dolls, doll clothes, and animals and the like will be 40% off….Like Cabbage Patch and Berenstain Bears.  Watch for it and grab your favorites for holiday sewing.
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Mid Week Listings at GoofingOff Sewing

It’s mid week and almost July. Has anyone else noticed how fast time flies the older one gets? I spent my youth wishing I was older, couldn’t wait until I was 16, couldn’t wait until I was 18 and independent….now I know better than to wish my life away. I learned to savor each and every minute, especially the anticipation and build up of special events…after all, the events go so fast.

Well, enough of that. Got to get to work. Here’s a few patterns recently listed in the GoofingOff Sewing Shop on Etsy. The patterns are Stretch & Sew from the 1970’s. They were designed for stretch fabrics (hence the name) and have all sizes in each pattern. All are uncut and never meant to be cut. The purchaser would trace the pattern onto paper and use the tracings to cut the fabric. Two great things came from that…..complete patterns that were uncut. Woo hoo!

The styles were often classic looks (OK, not all. Safari jacket, anyone?) like cardigans and sweaters, T-shirts, tabbed collar shirts, etc.

Stretch & Sew No. 200, Raglan Sleeve Top and Sweater

Stretch & Sew No. 200, Raglan Sleeve Top and Sweater

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Stretch & Sew No. 770 Classic Blouse Sizes 28-30-32-34-36-38-40-42

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Stretch & Sew No. 350 Ladies’ Shell (includes four collar variations) Sizes 28-30-32-34-36-38-40-42

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Stretch & Sew No. 300 Set-In Sleeve Top and Sweater Sizes 28-30-32-34-36-38-40-42

Here’s one for the guys….don’t want to make them feel left out.

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