While at my stitch group a friend of mine told me “I used to sew for myself but now I’ve gotten bigger. All the patterns are for smaller women.” OK, I thought, I have a mission….find plus size patterns for full figured women and sell them in my shop.
Then…while out and about, I found a treasure trove of lovely patterns in larger sizes. I’ve been listing them in my Etsy shop, GoofingOff Sewing. Here are more of the treasures.
I feel like a bit of a heroine….providing beautiful patterns for us larger women. All be it a small part but still a part. And to celebrate I think I should have a sale on Full figure patterns. Like 30% off this next weekend. Grab them while you can.
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I know, it’s been a while. Too long, actually but I just had to share these new listings in my Etsy shop. The patterns are plus size patterns…..size 14 to as big as they come…so everyone can look their best. Here are a few of the patterns available.
Misses' Full Figure Jacket, Pants, Skirt, and Dress Sewing Pattern Simplicity 3566
Bust 38-46 inches Uncut Complete Plus Size
- Simplicity 2655 Bias Skirt in three lengths, size 16-24.
The patterns are all uncut and complete with original factory folds. Beautiful patterns to keep you looking your best.
Post by Eileen….who’s GoofingOff!
Good morning, everyone! Hope your week is going well. I’ve had a trying week but stitching seems to be my therapy. After a few minutes at the machine or doing some handwork and I feel so much better. Well, now that we’re on the subject of stitching, here’s some “new” patterns now in the GoofingOff Sewing Etsy shop that I think you will like.
You can have so much fun with this skirt! Different fabrics, colors, designs….and summer is the time for fun!
Do any of y’all remember the show “Julia.” Diahann Carroll broke barriers back then by having the starring role in the show. Beautiful, talented lady. Oh, the blouse. The blouse is a pullover with a jabot….and it’s a 16. Yippee!
This Fast & Easy Butterick pattern has a semi-fitted jacket and 2 skirt variations. Size 18-22.
Make a simple shirt with this pattern or get crazy and add the jabot. Why not wear a tux shirt?
Sew something comfy and fun for summer! The pants are pull on and the whole pattern is easy to sew!
Another fun, easy-to-wear, easy-to-sew pattern. This pattern is serger friendly so t-shirts, cardigans and such are on the agenda.
I’ve always loved the look of a denim jacket although view 1 looks good, too. And it’s just in time for Father’s Day!
Oh, what fun! Great for fall but still good if you are summering up in the north woods.
OK, that’s all I’m going to show you now. Go check out the store. There’s more listed. I have much more to list, too. Remember to use the coupon code BLOGGED and get 10% off your purchase……and stop at the shop this weekend for our Flash Sale.
Sew on and Sew Long!
Hi, all! Eileen from GoofingOff Sewing here. I finally finished working on the bird ornaments for the Relay for Life Reception in Gainesville, FL T’ONIGHT….nothing like waiting until the last minute…..and have a chance to get caught up with other things….like life. Well, my friends, I am here with a Friday Freebie. These are the cutest dishtowels to brighten up the kitchen for spring.
The design is from Flamingo Toes and posted on her lovely blog. She has the full tutorial with lots of pictures to follow along with. Go HERE to see her work and have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back with sewing tips and tutorials. Promise.
Hi! I’m Eileen from GoofingOff Sewing bringing a little step back in time…..the 1980’s.
Mention 80’s fashion to folks who lived through it and the results are a mixed bag. One person I asked emphatically said “I hated it!” That surprised me because I thought she had the look down pat. She lived in the city and wore the city fashions…..fitted leather pants with straight legs and loose-fitting blouses with over-extended shoulders (shoulder pads out to there!). I loved the 80’s. I was a bit of a country girl and enjoyed the soft side…..Victorian inspired blouses with ruffles and lace, denim everything for a country look. Here’s 5 patterns to get the 80’s look.
Oh, yes, jumpsuits. Got to have one….at least one. Button front with straight legs or shorts for the summer.
Pants were fitted at the waist and meant to hang straight. No perky backside look….flat butt.
Thanks to the success of the movie “Urban Cowboy” (ride that bull, honey) country music had a resurgence. We learned to dance the Cotton-Eyed Joe and Texas Two Step while wearing jeans and boots.
And then there was the movie “Flashdance” and all of a sudden everyone was wearing sweats and trying to look like a dancer who hadn’t made the big time yet. Sweats were everywhere on everyone.
In response to the structured, hard edges and extended shoulders came Victorian inspiration. Ruffles and lace with cap sleeves, ribbons, and collars. Soft and sweet.
Use the coupon code BLOGGED for 10% off your purchase.
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I know there are parts of the US still shaking off the effects of the last snowfall but here in the south summer came early. I found some amazing patterns just right for the summer and had to share them.
In my world summer mean travel, trips to the movies or the ice cream shop with the grands, and lunch with the ladies at the stitch shop……so clothes that travel well (little or no wrinkles in the suitcase), little dresses for little girls (when that special occasion out of ice cream cones), or a little spiffy up but not too spiffy. I think these patterns meet those specifications.
This pattern has neckline and hemline variation…..and it’s a knit dress, multi-sized knit dress. The right fabric means no wrinkles. Yahoo! The dress’s lines make this flattering for most figures.
This adorable girls’ dress is also a knit. So cute!
I love little girls’ dresses! This pattern has several variations….a wardrobe in one pattern. Multi sized from New Born to Large….Modern to traditional. Good for new baby gift sewing, too.
Cute party dress! Just the right amount of ruffles without being too much. The jacket gives it a special look so it’s just right for a Daddy-daughter dance or other special occasion.
Princess seams, side panels, and a-line flare make this dress flattering for everyone. It also has larger cup sizes for the more “ahem” endowed among us.
Last, but not least, Simplicity 1316, lovely pullover tops pretty enough for lunch with the ladies.
Well, that’s it for now. I am so glad I had a chance to share these lovely patterns.
Use the coupon code BLOGGED for an extra 10% off your purchase.
Today I am sharing a lined Canvas Pencil Pouch tutorial from Noodle-head. Whether or not I need another pencil pouch doesn’t matter. What does matter is her tutorial is well-done, easy to follow, and has lots of pictures for someone like me who can’t always decipher instructions. To see the tutorial click HERE. Check it out. It is well worth a go.
I don’t know about anyone else but I’ve heard women say their moms sewed all their clothes. Mine didn’t. She didn’t like to sew, didn’t know how to use a machine, and was lost in the fabric department. She wasn’t ashamed of it, either, but she did teach me how to mend clothes and sew on buttons. Pretty handy. Still, I’d listen to these women and wonder “Who are these women and where are the patterns?”
Well, I think I found the stash of a couple of these women or at least part of the stash. Check out these patterns.
Aren’t they wonderful? Most are complete and in good condition. So Cool!
You can find these patterns in the GoofingOff Sewing shop.
Well, the quilt show is coming soon and I was trying to think of things to make and ways to help out. What a challenge! I already volunteered myself into making crocheted jewelry the day of the sale which means I can’t volunteer helping at the quilt guild table. I made a few things, button bracelets, the thimble holder, and the needle book, but I feel like I should do more (what is up with me?). Well, that I-need-to-do-more feeling led to a clean up of my sewing room….don’t get crazy, a little part of the sewing room. I don’t have time for an overhaul. What I found was doggie bow ties that I made and planned to sell…and never did. Yeah, yeah, I know. The best laid plans and all that.
Here’s a picture of one of the ties:
There’s something about a bow tie. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s all the old movies I watched with the oh-so-handsome, debonair leading man wearing a bow tie. The whole package. Sigh.
So, I brought in a bag of the ties….not a big bag, about 10 ties, and they were a bit hit. The members loved them. I even have a stuffed Scooby Do to model them. He looks pretty dapper with a tie on, don’t you think? I do.
If you make it to the show….The Trenton Quilt Show in Trenton, Florida, March 18….stop by the Spring House Quilter’s table and you can see the bow ties in person. I’ll be in the Ice House (where the stitching magic happens) or in the courtyard crocheting away. Stop and visit. I look forward to meeting everyone.
Well, back to listing wonderful patterns in the GoofingOff Sewing shop. Oh, I forgot to tell you. I am listing lots of patterns from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s in the shop. Binge listing. Quite a few children’s patterns in all sizes. Take a peak when you have a chance.
Post by Eileen Patterson