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.
The criss-cross style and button shoulder straps makes this outfit so cute. One pattern with 8 looks.
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.
Lovely enough for a summer wedding with a little jacket to keep the chill off the shoulders.
Oh, so retro for the teen….cute dress with bell bottoms pants!
New jimmies or robe for gift-giving? Maybe a sleep shirt and shorts in some cute, funny fabric.
So Joe Cool, especially in little guy sizes…Makes the look all that much cuter.
More jimmies and nightgowns…Great gift idea.
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.
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.
Retro preppy look from the 1960’s.
Adorable jumper pattern from The Children’s Corner. Use contrasting fabric for the sash for a different look.
Oh, something to use all that fleece….Blankets and jammies!
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.
It’s mid summer and incredibly hot in this part of the world. Summer in north Florida is like this: hot in the morning, rain in the afternoon, hot in the evening. Sometimes we are lucky to get a breeze..and when we do I love to stand in it and savor it. The next best thing is a fan on the front porch blowing while I sit in the front porch swing. There are times I want to stay outside sans A/C, especially if I am working in the yard. Today darling hubby put up a fan above the swing (had one that died 2 years ago…fan, not the hubby) after I bought a new one. Hooray! Maybe I will sit in the swing and let the fan blow on me (a little, not gale force) during our afternoon shower.
Meanwhile, back at GoofingOff Sewing, there’s some new patterns just listed. Some, like the Rockabilly Summer Tops, are perfect for summer…as in now…others good for fall or holiday sewing. Either way, each one has its own charm.
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Savor the summer and Happy Sewing!
Post by Eileen ……who is GoofingOff.
What is it about a cocktail dress that makes a woman feel sexy? Is it the silky fabric that clings in the right places….that turns a walk into an event to observe…the little extra wriggle in the walk? That’s the go to dress for date night or a friend’s wedding. From the LBD to the Lady in Red they add something special to the night…
Here’s a few dress patterns to make that special cocktail dress.
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:
|Butterick 5375 Misses’ Tunic, Dress, and Pants UNCUT This looks so beautiful and comfortable.
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.
|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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Post by Eileen Patterson…….who is GoofingOff!
The 1980’s….shoulders got big, then bigger, hair was curly and big. We wore loose fitting shirts with big, extended shoulders and tight, straight skirts and pants. For the first time in my life my curly hair was in fashion and there was no need to try to tame it. Sigh.
Well, enough about me…..this is glimpse into the world of fashion in the 1980’s. Both designers, Oleg Cassini and Kasper, were well-known designers of their time.
Oleg Cassini was a fashion designer of international fame who designed Jackie Kennedy’s ensemble for President Kennedy’s Inauguration. Cassini is credited designs such as the sheath, the A-line, the little white collar dress, the knit, the military look for women, and later, the Nehru jacket.
The dress seen here is classic 1985, extended shoulders, deep armholes, funnel neck, and top stitching. The straight lines lend a geometric feel to the design….classic Cassini.
|Simplicity 7076 from 1985, Misses’ Dress by Designer Oleg Cassini in size 10, bust 32.5. UNCUT
Herbert Kasper, known in the fashion industry as Kasper, is an award winning designer who made inexpensive clothes look exquisite and expensive. From 1966-1985 he was the head designer for Leslie Fay Co., Inc. His clothes were described as being feminine and sexy.
This mid-1980’s dress pattern (1985) is signature 80’s….extended shoulders, mid calf, loose-fitting top, but has a soft, feminine look.
Well, that’s it from me…..Happy Monday to all.
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Post by Eileen Patterson…..who is GoofingOff!