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 in GoofingOff Sewing: Be Still My Rockabilly Heart!

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.

Be Still my Rockabilly Heart! Simplicity 2118  Misses’ Blouses and Bras from 1957 in size 18, Bust 38. COMPLETE



McCall’s 2542 Misses’ Pullover Dress from 1986 in size 10. COMPLETE



Simplicity 5979 from 1965. Misses’ Weskit, Pants, Skirt, and Blouse in size 12, bust 32 inches. COMPLETE
What is a weskit? It looks like it is part vest, part blouse; this one is lined and double breasted.
McCall’s 6996 Men’s Shirts in 38-40. COMPLETE
New Look 6251 Misses’ Two Piece Dress. European sizing. COMPLETE 
Size 8-18 or 36-46 (Euro) Six Sizes in one Pattern!



McCall’s 6597 Misses’ Playsuit sized for stretch knits. COMPLETE
Simplicity 9738 Script Alphabet Embroidery Transfers
Simplicity 6411 Hip Huggers, Bra-Top, and Shirt in size 18, Bust 40 inches. COMPLETE
Simplicity 4762 Men and Boys Vests and Ties UNCUT Imagine matching vests and ties at a wedding, a holiday gathering, or photo shoot. Too cute!
Simplicity 8161 Misses’ Shirt-Jacket, Pants, Skirt from 1979 in size 10 COMPLETE
McCall’s 3857 Misses’ Jacket, Top, Skirt, & Pants Size 12 or 14. COMPLETE



Use the coupon code BLOGGIN to get 15% off your purchase at GoofingOff Sewing

Savor the summer and Happy Sewing!

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Cocktails, Anyone? Cocktail Dress Patterns at GoofingOff Sewing

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.

Vogue 1895 by Designers Tom and Linda Platt. Note the sweetheart neckline. 

 

Simplicity 8841 with fitted bodice and spaghetti straps from Jessica McClintock

 

Vogue 8149 Strapless with fitted bodice….

 

Butterick 5541 Draped dress with a sleek, sexy silhouette.

 

 

Butterick 3514 Sleek silhouette with a slit to show “just a little bit.” 

 

McCall’s 5770 from the early 1960’s with fitted bodice and flared skirt. 

 

Advance 8728 from the 1950’s. The trapeze dress, first designed by Yves  St. Laurent (who else?).   Fitted at the shoulders, widening at the hips. Proper cocktail length somewhere around the knees.

Do I have one in my closet? Really? At least one, in black, close fitting to wear on special occasions, like date night or talking to the tax man….of course.

Post by Eileen Patterson….who is GoofingOff.
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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!

Post by Eileen Patterson….who is GoofingOff

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.
Don’t forget to use the coupon code BLOGGIN to get the 15% discount ….exclusive to the blog.

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Kasper and Oleg Cassini Patterns at GoofingOff Sewing

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. 

Vogue 1544 from 1985 in size 14, bust 36 by Designer Kasper…..COMPLETE

Well, that’s it from me…..Happy Monday to all. 

Remember to use the coupon code BLOGGIN during check out to get the 15% discount in the GoofingOff Sewing shop. 

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