Saturday, October 1, 2011

More Blathering

While double-checking that all of the pieces were present in the giveaway vintage patterns before sending them out (yes, I'm only just getting to it now - work has been a little crazy, don't judge me!), I took a quick peak at the instructions.

One of the things I noticed from my one attempt at a vintage pattern was that the instructions don't baby you along. They are short, to the point, and assumed that you know how to sew. I found that I liked that, although maybe I would've thought differently if I were tackling something more complicated than an apron.

As you can see, some of these patterns were no different. In the Butterick 5317 pattern, the instructions to make the entire dress is laid out on one side of the instruction sheet. Good luck, Molly! I hope the brief instructions aren't too bad to follow. Oh, and I think this dress would look awesome in denim, maybe with some interesting piping? ;)


I haven't done any sewing this week, and since I'm off to do some field work out of town all next week, I won't be doing any then, either. Boy, now work is interfering with my sewing. And I thought Grad School was bad!

BUT! I'm going to be sewing tonight and tomorrow. Well, after I get my sewing area tidied up and organized tonight. I wish I'd taken a before picture to show you guys just how bad it was, because it's a complete disaster!

My goal is to get a pair of boxer shorts done (I need a pair for next week), and a t-shirt or two (possibly a fishy tee?). Think I'll cut out the fabric tonight (after I finish cleaning), and then sew them up tomorrow.

And on that note, time to stop blathering on about sewing and actually get to it. Wish me luck!


  1. Ok I'm curious - why do you need boxer shorts?!

  2. Because water/sediment sampling in excavations require fire-proof coveralls, and they're apparently really not-breathable. One of our retiring summer field students told me to bring shorts (of which I own none, until now). :D


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