Has it really been two months since I last blogged? Bad, bad blogger! Not to worry -- my sewing pattern obsession has not faded, but the other parts of my life (work, bill-paying, etc.) got a little crazy.
Let's jump right back in where we left off with some eye candy, shall we? I adore Advance 3132 here:
A sweetheart neckline and corset lacing? Swoon, swoon!
I also have some exciting news to share. Following the stellar logic of "if you're falling behind on one blog, you might as well start another," I've started a second sewing patterns blog called The Straight Grain. Since I can't buy every pattern out there -- yet, at least -- I've started TSG as a way to share the latest in sewing pattern online sales, new styles, contests and giveaways. Future plans include a page devoted to pattern sellers, be they the Big 4, independent designers or the smallest vintage pattern seller. If you sell patterns, host a giveaway or start a contest, drop me a line at thestraightgrain (at) gmail (dot) com -- I'd love to share the news with the world!
You'll notice that The Straight Grain has a few ads in the sidebars, but rest assured that I'll keep them all sewing pattern-related -- and that they won't have an impact on what news I list. Meanwhile, the snark and outright pattern lust will continue unabated and ad-free over here at PJ!
I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback on either blog!