Over these past few months I’ve collected a few patterns, both newer and vintage, and I thought I would share them here with you before I organize them and put them away with the rest of my pattern collection. I haven’t been buying a lot of commercial patterns recently, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on why I purchase when I do and what I plan to make with it.
First up are these vintage patterns I picked up from the Etsy shop Blue Tree Sewing Studio. The top two are 70s patterns and I loved the sleeves on both. The collar in the first one might scream too much vintage for my taste, but I think that would be easy to rework. The wrap top would look just as stylish today as it did then in the right fabric.
The bottom two are both from the 90s and I love all the tops with the first one. I thought there was a fun variety and I think the matching sets with those pants would be great pjs/lounge wear when the weather gets warmer. The romper on the right, well I might have had that as a child honestly, but I love it. I love the shorts version and if you can look past the dated floral prints, I think the shapes still work for today.
These pants from 1985 I picked up on an Instagram destash sale. I love the pleats and those pockets. I think the cropped version would be so cute in a linen in the summer. And check the girl on the left, I cannot get over the styling from head to toe on this one!
I’ve had so much fun sewing for my kids lately that I am always on the lookout for good children’s patterns. I thought M6275 would be a great wardrobe builder for my daughter and goes up to a size 14. B6654 is just a pretty dress with a matching mini me. Both of these I picked up when they were on a pretty big sale.
Another pattern I picked up on sale was M8085. I’ve been eyeing this one since it came out last year. It’s a really simple knit dress but when it was so cheap I couldn’t resist it. I live in these kinds of dresses in the summer and I think the version with sleeves would get worn a lot in the spring and fall.
From the most recent pattern release I bought M8148 as I fell in love with both of those shorts versions. I like that this is a Learn to Sew pattern and features welt pockets. I’m hoping to make these in the spring. M8177 is one that I need you to look past the wild 80s styling! I love the shapes of all three dresses and think these would be so cool and comfy in the summer.
Have you bought any patterns lately? I love looking at style lines from the past and today and always get inspired looking at patterns, even when I don’t end up buying any of them. I try to add to my collection in thoughtful ways and am excited to sew some of these up soon!