Arrow Storage Cabinet: This wheeled storage cabinet pulls close when you need it, then tucks out of the way when you’re done sewing. Comes in four different finishes. And, it’s on sale through 12/31!
Color It Chic Fashion Coloring Book: This new coloring book features 144 illustrations of charming, whimsical fashion drawings that let you practice your fashion drawing skills while exploring and experimenting with color.
Gertie’s New Fashion Sketchbook: Butterick designer Gretchen Hirsch has created a body-positive sketchpad loaded with more than 300 figure templates (croquis). Each is proportionally true to the female form and adaptable to different body types.
Happy Friday and happy Halloween! We just had our annual office Halloween lunch/party and it was so much fun. First prize in the costume contest went to Suzanne the Scissors:
We’ll upload more costume photos to our Facebook page later today. We love to dress up!
Have you seen our newRetro Butterick 2016 calendar? It features 13 stylish reproductions from the pages of Butterick’s 1950s catalog archives. Click here to see more, but don’t wait because supplies are limited. This is the perfect gift for home sewers and vintage pattern lovers alike.
This has to be one of the easiest ways around to win a new sewing machine. Deadline to enter is November 1; details here. Good luck!
Congratulations on making it to Friday! Yay! The weekend and lots of sewing lies ahead.
But first, let’s check in on the V1467 Pea Coat Sew Along. This week through Sunday co-host Rachel is walking us through steps 9-29 and 35-37; click here. Next week Meg Carter will be back on this blog with steps 30-34 and 38-54. How is everyone doing with their pea coats?
Happy 75th birthday to John Lennon. We found this mid-1960’s Butterick pattern in the archives a few weeks ago and thought it was perfect to share today.
The McCall Pattern Company is at NY Comic Con this week in booth 937. Stop by and talk cosplay sewing with us if you’re going. Above are Gillian Conahan, assistant editor of Vogue Patterns Magazine, and Chris Lipert Gill, art director at the McCall Pattern Company, in fantastic costumes they made themselves.
Don’t forget to enter our Halloween Giveaway! Details here.
Finally, because it is that time of year, here’s a look back at some costume patterns in our archives: