Wow! Somehow in my despair over my ruined dress, I didn't realize that my last post was a bit of a milestone -- yep, post 100! Thanks, dear readers, for joining me in this journey into pattern madness. I'm going to attach pom pom trim to my socks and go do some interpretive dance in celebration!
(Click on the photo to be taken to the listing over at Ruby Lane for this astounding bit of grooviness.)
Or perhaps I'll just whip up some spats for my go-go boots courtesy Simplicity 9553?
Sadly, groovy 60s dance won't be on my agenda this week -- I'm facing 3 big work deadlines and my posting here will probably range from spotty to nil. While I put my vintage pattern obsession on hold, here are the links I'll be doing my best to avoid -- if you've got some time to kill, have fun with them!
- Steph at 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World has started a series on how to tackle a big sewing project. The first article, on conceptualizing and sourcing, is very helpful -- I'm looking forward to what else she has to say!
- There's a Vintage Pattern Contest going on at Pattern Review. Get those sewing machines revving -- it ends April 30th!
- Want encouragement or simply company when you wear the lovely garments you've made? Join Me-Made May at So Zo.
- Free pattern download: the eight-gore Bossa Nova skirt from Hot Patterns at Fabric.com.
- Uh oh...serious time suck alert! Clothes on Film is, well, a website devoted to discussing clothes on film. Today's front page features, among other things, an article about a Grace Kelly exhibition at the V&A, an interview with the costume designer for THE HANGOVER, and a discussion of Gordon Gekko's two iconic shirts from WALL STREET. Digging just a little deeper I found articles on individual pieces of clothing from MAD MEN and Mia Farrow's gorgeous red lounging pajamas from ROSEMARY'S BABY (one of my favorite films). I die. GLEE fans, I didn't see an in-depth analysis of Emma Pillsbury, but I'm sure it can't be far off!