Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hard Week, Hard to Resist Sale

It's been a grueling week at the office with my boss here from London, a board meeting to run and all of the associated social functions (board dinner, donor reception...). There was not a second for sewing, which was incredibly frustrating, since the shops of the Garment District taunted me on my way to and from meetings (it's terrible to have to walk by one fabric store after another with lovely things in the window when you just don't have the time to stop and smell the rose print cotton voile). Therefore, I'm going to go easy on myself for adding to my pattern stash in the five minutes I did manage to carve out for myself. And, in fairness the patterns were on sale for $1.99-$3.99 at
Here's what I scored.

McCall's 6164 - A variety of tops

McCall's 5890 - Nancy Zieman - 10, 20, 30 Minutes to Sew

Butterick 5382 - Fast and Easy

The first three are patterns that I've seen other sewistas in the blogosphere sew up beautifully and thought "gee, I need to get me one of those". The other two just appeal to me. I tend to wear a fair bit of DKNY in RTW, so I have no idea why I haven't sewn up any of the Donna Karan or DKNY patterns by Vogue (duh).  And the Vogue wardrobe pattern (which is not DKNY) actually would have been perfect for a week like this one - board meeting by day, cocktail reception at night.

Vogue 2064 - Donna Karan

Vogue 1042 - Wardrobe

I've taken tomorrow and Monday off, so after a very long night's sleep, I will most definitely be up for some sewing - namely practicing welt pockets. Have a lovely weekend! 


The Slapdash Sewist said...

I have all those patterns but one (the DKNY, thanks a lot for adding another pattern to my wish list) and of the ones I have, I've made all but the first one. I highly recommend them! The DK top in particular (I made the two shoulder version) is a really great piece.

Clio said...

OOps, I should clarify, the wardrobe pattern isn't DK or DKNY. I realized in hindsight that I wrote that rather confusingly, so have fixed it. Mea culpa - long week!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I hope you get to sew ALOT this weekend! And you got some great patterns too!