9 February 2011

Jumpsuiting for Joy

Oooh, that was a cheesy title but I've been thinking about puns around jumpsuits and overalls for a week or so now after posting about the my jumpsuit pattern addiction. I'm thinking about doing a project later in the year where I will sew jumpsuits from all the patterns I own for them...

I enjoy reading about other people's projects and always contemplate taking on a project but I have to admit to lacking the time and dedication, I'm a classic case for starting sewing projects and then taking years to finish them off (I blame a penchant for over-complicating things and work sewing for getting in my way all too often!). My toddler has also taught me that although I may think I am entitled to free time during my day, if she doesn't feel like allowing it then I can't, no pointing bleating at her that "it's not fair!".

What's far more exciting at the moment though is that my jumpsuit junkie confession has won me another pattern for the collection, courtesy of the very lovely Stacey at sImpetersen. Isn't it cute? I've drafted dungarees for Mango before now so I'm going to use the pattern as a basis for drafting her a spring playsuit, then have a play with it to help create an idea for a playsuit for me that's been in my head awhile as this pattern already looks pretty close to it.

I love the concept behind Stacey's giveaway - "paying it forward".  She put up three patterns because that is what she has won, what a great giveaway theme, so I'm definitely going to follow it, probably as a spring celebration, I think (I can't wait for the arrival of spring, can you tell?!). Stacey already has has another giveaway on which ends tomorrow so pop over to  have a look and enter.  Today is the regular Wordless Wednesday, simply a photograph for inspiration, another lovely idea.

Random Throw Backs

Further to my post about vintage and repro patterns, I am sure many of you will recognise this pattern.

One of my favourite eBay pattern sellers, Oncillakat has this for sale.  Click here if you want a closer look and to see her other patterns, but beware, she has so many lovely vintage patterns at excellent prices you may find your visit separating you from a few dollars!

And if you recall that day I found Batman lurking in my fabric stash?

Well I was sent this in an email recently and it made me chuckle!
Happy sewing y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Share with you the feeling, sometimes I like a particular model and when I finish sewing it and I am so happy to start looking how to use it in other garments. Happy sewing to you too.