Monday, August 16, 2010

From the Thrift Store

I have a notion kicking around in my mind about designing a little girl's dress/jumper. For me, sizing garments is always challenging. I have several size charts (which, of course, don't totally agree with one another). And I have some basic software that can be useful as a starting point. But it occurred to me that sewing patterns could provide some additional data for finished measurements to shoot for.

New sewing patterns can be sort of pricey. But good old Savers had them for a dollar each. Yay!


YarnThrower said...

Wow - That's a great idea!

TracyKM said...

My local chain fabric store had McCalls patterns on sale this week (pretty much a different maker each week). I bought a skirt pattern--4 very basic pieces, less than one sheet of instructions, two options (one is just shorter!), and it was $15.95 reg. price! Yet, some other patterns will have 4 different garments in one package and be $4.95.
Those patterns you got look cute!