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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Free Patterns!

Two to give away, two drawings:

1st up: McCall 5742, the Christmas dress for the oldest. I have no intention of making this one again. The dress is cut to the largest size, but I did cut off the skirts, the extensions are present. Would need to be taped. It is a great party dress for sizes 6-7-8. Could also be made in baby cord, broadcloth, velveteen, linen blends. Would also make a great Easter dress.


2nd up: Simplicity 2929, I did not like this style for me. It was not good on me, I guess I am too short and roundish, so I looked like a puff! But someone else may have better luck! Now I cut out View B, the black polka dot on the model, in an 18. It is suitable for silkies, Challis, Brepe Back Satin, Jacquards, Silk-Rayons, Gauze, Double Georgette, Jerseys, lightweight linen blends. One or two bodice piece(s) is(are) slightly mangled from the baby reaching out and grabbing it. I managed to work with it. The skirt is fine, I think. Of course, since I did not use the sleeveless version, that is still intact. I think view C, the rounded sleeved version, is also not cut out. If you are adventurous...


Leave a comment and specify which you prefer or if you are impartial. I will draw Sunday.

2 comments:

sewducky said...

I did comment on the woman's dress last week! Then I had to repair windows and it took forever to get up! Oh no!

(I love the kids dresses but I am done with all that!)

Hope 'N Stitches said...

The girl's dress is a nice style. Have a 4 y/o granddaughter just starting to sew for. Might be a bit large this year but she's in a 5 now. Good idea on the giveaway. I have a few I accidentally bought 2 of and might try doing that.