Vintage Atomic Age Buttonholer and 3 Ways to Look Great

I love to sew AND get inspired by surrounding myself with beautiful things. The buttonholer case does that…and good to have for those vintage sewing machines around the house. As for the patterns…What’s not to love about 40’s style, long evening dresses, or slinky skirts with a slit to there? All I need is a Glen Miller playing “In the Mood.” So kick your shoes off and enjoy!

Vintage Singer Buttonholer with atomic age case in dusty rose. Complete set with buttonhole templates and instructions. Excellent condition. So the case looks great….great enough to use for trinkets if you don’t have the machine anymore. Can’t believe I said that.

Simplicity 2442 Misses' Evening Dress in size 14-16-18-20-22, Bust 36-44 inches. UNCUT

Simplicity 2442 Misses’ Evening Dress with Bolero

Simplicity 2442 Misses’ Evening Dress with Bolero. Dress in three lengths with neckline variations. Size 14-22, bust 36-44 inches. UNCUT Great thing about this pattern is the variations….different lengths and necklines to make something individual…..and a bolero for cooler evenings or air conditioned venues.


Simplicity 1587 in size 14-22

Simplicity 1587 Misses’ Dress in 1940’s style, size 14-22, bust 36-44 inches. UNCUT This dress is so cute! So 40’s!


Vogue 9959 Misses’ Skirts size 6-10

Vogue 9959 Misses’ Skirts in size 6-10, waist 23-25 inches. UNCUT. Elegant and slinky.

That’s the latest sewing round-up at GoofingOff Sewing.

The Big Costume Sewing Pattern Sale is still going on for the month of September and the patterns are going fast. The costume patterns are reduced  40% off.

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11 Great Patterns: New Listings at GoofingOff Sewing

11 Great Patterns: New Listings at GoofingOff Sewing

After several days of no internet my Wi-Fi is finally up and running. Talk about withdrawals. I kept staring at it waiting for it to work. Pathetic.  Seems a small rodent-type animal ate through my wires. Double Ugh! Nothing like no wi-fi to amp up my anxiety just before the big Costume Sewing Pattern Sale. 

Well, I managed to get a few patterns listed. Cute dresses and Costume patterns ….of course. 

If clowning around is your nature, here’s Simplicity 2525 Misses’ Clown Costume Pattern.

DSC_1117-001Simplicity 2525 Misses’ Clown Costumes in size 6-12, bust 30-34 inches UNCUT

This next pattern might be from 1997 but it doesn’t look dated. It’s by Designer Lauren Sara. Vogue 2006.

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Vogue 2006 American Designer Lauren Sara. Dress, tunic, pants, and skirt in size 8-10-12 UNCUT

How about a little 1940’s vintage look? Simplicity 1460 Misses’ button down blouse with peplum.


Simplicity 1460 Misses’ 40’s Style Button Front Blouses with Peplum Bust 30-36 inches UNCUT

Incredible Hulk! Incredible! McCall’s 4163 in boys’ size 3-8.


McCall’s 4163 Boys’ Incredible Hulk Costume Size 3-8 UNCUT

This is so handy. It’s good for a walker or wheelchair but can also be made for an easy chair. Good community service project, too.

DSC_1078Simplicity 2103 Bag for Walker, Wheelchair, or Lounge Chair UNCUT

Salty would wear this…..a cute little dog coat in 3 different sizes. He needs the little guy size. This pattern goes up to medium.

DSC_1076Simplicity 1271 Dog Coat Pattern in 3 sizes UNCUT

Love this dress, New Look 6094. 

DSC_1074New Look 6094 Misses’ Dress in 5 Variations, Size 8-18, bust 30-40 inches UNCUT

McCall’s 4167 in size 6 from 1977. 

DSC_1070McCall’s 4167 Girls’ Dress or Top and Pants from 1977 in size 6 UNCUT

OK, so not a pattern and it’s not in GoofingOff….but it’s a needlepoint kit and it’s in my sister shop, PatternHaus. An Old St.Nick Needlepoint ornament kit to make. And no, it’s not $13. Much less. 

DSC_1072Old St.Nick Ornament Needlepoint Kit Complete and unopened. 

Contains full color design on #14 100% cotton canvas, 100% wool tapestry yarn, needle, instruction sheet, and stitch chart.

More 1940’s fashion. It seems I’m not the only one who likes the look. 

Simplicity 1590 40's Style Misses' Blouses Size 6-14, bust 30-36 UNCUT

Simplicity 1590 40’s Style Misses’ Blouses Size 6-14, bust 30-36 UNCUT

Simplicity 1590 40’s Style Misses’ Blouses Size 6-14, bust 30-36 UNCUT

Easy-to-wear separates from New Look, 6217.

DSC_1082New Look 6217 Misses’ Separates: pullover top, cardigan, pants, and skirt Size 10-22, bust 32-44 inches UNCUT

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Elegance in Vogue 7365

Close-fitting, flared, bias evening dress with halter neckline. Low back, as in down to there, and a leg slit.

Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

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Today’s Listings At GoofingOff Sewing on Etsy

Trying to get patterns listed when a storm is nearby is sort of like trying to swim upstream. Kind of like salmon but without the bears trying to eat you if you stop to take a breath. I did get a few listed, though. Even some 70’s Boho, Retro lovelies.

McCalll's 3912 Misses' Muu Muu in size Medium UNCUT

McCalll’s 3912 Misses’ Muu Muu in size Medium UNCUT

Vogue 8266 Misses' Skirt and Blouse in size 12, Bust 34 inches, COMPLETE

Vogue 8266 Misses’ Skirt and Blouse in size 12, Bust 34 inches, COMPLETE


Vogue 2883 Misses’ Separates in size 12-16, Complete

Well, that’s all for the moment. I’ll be listing, and posting more soon.

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New Vogue Listings in GoofingOff Sewing

Finding Vogue patterns during my thrifting is like finding treasure on a treasure hunt….Yahoo! Here’s a few lovelies I recently found that are now available in the GoofingOff Etsy shop.

It’s not too late to get in on the Children’s Pattern sale going on now until 11 o’clock tonight. Use the Blog readers’  coupon code BLOGGIN to get 15% on top of the 30% price.

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