Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm in the patterns!

It was my birthday this past weekend! I'm 33 now and boy am I in the patterns! It's been a party in my mailbox all week! I ordered this one for myself before I left for Christmas break. I've been wanting it for a VERY long time.

Then my Mom let me pick out some patterns for my birthday present {thanks Mom} and I picked these Jalie ones. I LOVE those patterns so much, but have a hard time paying the price. I don't know why... they are really great patterns with a HUGE size range.
This is the pattern I used to make Ella's Christmas Barbie dress and Hailey's Non-itchy Marrying Dress. I also chose this one, even though all my babies are grown. I love making onesies for baby shower gifts.
Last but not least, I chose this undie pattern. Ever since we made panties for Boo's, she pretty much only wants handmade underwear. I'd like to make some for me, too. Do any of you have a good online source for those lingerie elastics... I think it's called picot trim elastic?
Then, in addition to that, I had a giftcard to Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops. Not only did I get some of this gorgeous fabric, but I also got a couple of Oliver + s patterns that I've wanted for a long time and in bigger sizes, because I'm finding that almost all my patterns are too small for my two oldest.
I've been trying to get this Tea Party Sundress for almost a year now, but it's out of print and so hard to find, but I found it on etsy this week for only $10! and couldn't pass it up, so I spent some of my birthday money on it.
I want it so badly, because there's an 18 inch doll dress to match it in this book I have. I want to make them for Boo's and Lucy so much!There's a bunch of projects in this book that I want to make. Have any of you made anything out of it?
I also got several new McCall's patterns this week at Hobby Lobby while they were 99 cents. I was really pleased with their new patterns and was especially excited about the Chelsea Anderson patterns. I really like those!
And to top it off, I got an email from Project Run and Play announcing me as the winner of a pattern give-a-way! (You are following the new season, right?) Look at all the cute patterns I get to try from Hadley Grace Desings, a new to me pattern company.
So, needless to say, I need to get my bum in gear and get tracing and cutting out! Talk about the mother load of new patterns! I'm in heaven. Plus, just yesterday, I tested a new pattern for the Tie Dye Diva and just love how it turned out. I'm thinking about sewing up another one before I start on any of these new patterns.


Goosegirl said...

Happy birthday and happy patterns Nicole. I can't wait to see what pretties you make!

BConky said...

Elastic from Sew Sassy. You are in pattern heaven.

Amanda S. said...

Oh, I truly love getting "presents" in the mail. You ARE in the patterns! I just made my girl some pants from Oliver + S and am pleased with the result. They are great patterns. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Colleen said...

have fun trying out your new patterns. Looking forward to seeing what creative and cute things you will make. I loved that red outfit you made for your daughter from the ellieinspired pattern?.

Lee said...

From the Oliver + S book, I've made the Red Riding Hood Cape, the Penguin Backpack, the Tea Party Doll Dress, and the Doll Carrier. I love every single one! You've got a lot of "work" to do!!! Better get cracking! Oh, and a very happy birthday to you! -Jenny Jo