Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Okay, changing my original plans here. Earlier I wanted to introduce a bunch of stuff each day, but that's far too ambitious for me right now. I wasn't getting anything done with unpacking because I kept having to stop and take pictures. Then I started avoiding unpacking things because I wasn't ready to take pictures, then I was just avoiding unpacking altogether. Really a bad situation overall. So instead each day I'm just going to talk about one thing. This way I can get stuff unpacked, really talk about the more interesting things. And that way I can spread the stuff out over until I'm actually getting back into sewing, since right now there's nothing in the works for that. And this way I can stop before everyone gets bored with my yammering, because at this point I'm bored thinking about some of it.
Now onto today's something. Here's something I got from my Grandparent's house. It's a sewing pattern, and one for men! Now my Grandmother has a box of older patterns (mainly 70's) they've been kicking around for as long as I can remember. A few years ago she brought them down to North Carolina to see if I wanted any. I was hoping for some doll related ones, but I didn't find any. I did however take some young children's ones to see if there was something I could do with them. So far I have not. So the box ended back up in Connecticut, not really sure why she didn't just tell us to throw it out. When I was up there I found a random pattern kicking around in the attic. Since it was just there I thought I should at least put it in the pattern box. So I looked though the box again, just for fun. This time I found something I wanted, although I'm sure I found it last time but back then I wasn't even thinking about sewing something for myself. Now that I am I took it. Someone might as well take it before my grandmother finally gets fed up and pitches the entire box. What I found was a simplicity pattern, number 8209. Which Google tells me is from 1969, also apparently Simplicity has used that number for several other patterns since then. It's a pattern for four shirts, and an ascot! (the ascot looks kind of porn-y) It's a 16" neck and a 42" chest, which I kinda think means that it's a large, but I could be wrong. It looks to be uncut, which wouldn't surprise me since my Grandmother was never the really domestic type. It still has the original price tag of 65 cents. I like some of the shirts, so I might end up making one of them. Do you think I could rock an ascot? Although when I finally do make a shirt for me I wouldn't start with this one, I'm going to try with the pattern I bought a few weeks ago. For some reason I'm really starting to think seriously I'm slowly inching my way over to making myself some clothes. Pretty exciting huh?


  1. You could so work the ascot! Looking forward to hearing about your trip. :-)

  2. Then maybe I'll have to make one, I'll be like Freddy from Scooby Doo!