OK, I guess I got a little caught up in the selection process of the big pattern prize pack win from 3 weeks ago. It happens. I meant to post up links to what I got as I got them. It's the thought that counts, right?
Oh, and I did not buy a lottery ticket yet. I had the idea that perhaps I should wait on that until I've used at least one pattern from each prize donor, and posted up appropriate links here, because one needs to show proper appreciation and gratitude before asking for more. It makes sense to me, at least.
Let me work backwards here, and start with the pattern I just ordered this morning. It should ship by tomorrow or Friday, and is a long out of print Kwik Sew bra pattern (#1018) I didn't know even existed until I saw a review posted up at Pattern Review
. It wasn't the written review that got me all excited, it was the pictures, including one of her wearing it. Well, especially the picture of her wearing it - that made me say, "She's built like me! And that fits her GOOD." When I told my friend Lynn about the pattern, she said she wants to see it as soon as I get it in the mail. Oh, I found one listed on Etsy for just under $15, listed as uncut with envelope still sealed. Cool beans!
Picking up where I left off on the prize pack, I chose the Willow pleated trousers from Laela Jeyne
. Yes, they look very similar to the McCall's pleated paper-bag waist pants pattern I have ... in fact, my intent here is to compare the two.
Choosing just one pattern from 5 out of 4 Patterns wasn't as easy, but I decided I could probably get some good mileage out of the Nancy raglan
(and yes, I snickered a bit at the pun in the name). I have been wanting a variety of raglan knit top patterns, and until this year there had been slim pickin's there. I figured I ought to get while the gettin's good.
I had enough on the gift "card" from Bella Sunshine Designs to get three patterns, so I now have the Reagan raglan
(continuing the pun from 5 out of 4!), the Amelia top, dress, and maxi
, and the Maggie top, tunic and dress
Choosing at Wardrobe by Me wasn't easy, and I paid close attention to the sizing as the designer(s) is in Denmark. After quite a bit of dithering, I decided on the Aurora dress and tunic
I still have a $10 store credit to use at Striped Swallow Designs, but I used the code for the free pattern to get the Winter Park top
. I am still quite undecided on what else to get, as there is more than one that has caught my eye.
Finally, from the hostess of the giveaway, I've picked two of the four free patterns from Itch to Stitch: the Brasov wrap top
and the Chai shirt and dress.