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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Incredible Pattern Find

 Our daughter decided to get us all out of bed super early on this fine Saturday morning, so we decided to drop by a few garage sales and see what there was to see. It's a sad thing, garage sailing in our family... It's the hubby that always finds them and excitedly plans our route while I'm less enthused. I could take 'em or leave 'em. And yet, he rarely ever brings home anything except disappointment, and I rarely come back empty handed. Poor guy. Today I bought up an incredible find! And he... did not.

For a whopping $2.00 I purchased three yards of beautiful, yellow eyelet fabric and five sewing patterns from a really nice lady having a moving sale. There's a mens suit pattern in there, patterns for a formal gown, a ladys business suit, a really cute womans button up blouse and last but not least the adorable dress pictured there on top. I'm not sure when I'll use the patterns, but for 10 cents a piece I'm more than happy to add them to my collection!

I was thrilled to find the Simplicity pattern pictured above, number 3747... so thrilled in fact that I may have squealed just a little bit and attracted the curious eyes of other ladies out garage sailing. "Oh, that's nice," they said, with glances that suggested this preggo girl with the smeared makeup and who was wearing the grungy  sweat pants had seriously lost her mind. But, they had no idea just how nice the find really is! See, only last night I pinned this stunning dress onto my pinterest board: I absolutely love it.
Now, Michelle of the Handmade Martini blog, made her dress (meet Michelle- pictured above) using the Colette Pattern: Macaron. But just look how similar my find is! Especially if I choose to add the waistband. 
Don't you just love it when the universe answers small, unspoken desires of the heart? 
Maybe next summer, and post baby bump, I'll make this dress. 
Maybe I'll even use the yellow eyelet fabric to do so!


  1. You're right -- the Simplicity pattern is similar to the Macaron, isn't it? Blessings to you in the remainder of your pregnancy, and thanks for the kind comments!

  2. Aww these look so exciting!! I haven't ever been able to follow a pattern to make a dress which really is a shame, hopefully one day I will have the patience!

    Natalie x

  3. Thanks for stopping by Marvelous Monday - I am now following you back. I come from a family of sewers - my grandmother came from Italy and worked in a dress factory in PA, my mom sewed and "sew" do I! Glad you stopped by and hope to see you again! Deb