Faerie Crafts and Hobbies


I managed to photograph my dressmaking patterns this weekend, which led to looking at the pattern sites online and a sudden rapid expansion of my wishlist. McCall’s in particular seemed to have a lot of things I loved on there, so I am hoping for some sales in the new year. I do definitely need to look at some of the more unusual pattern makers though. I mean, I love Simplicity, BurdaButterick and McCall’s (not really Vogue, Vogue is definitely not made for the curvy busty girl) and sometimes Neue Mode (very hard to find in the UK) and I do look at the Independent Patterns section for inspiration too, but often find I can’t get them in the UK or shipping is prohibitively expensive. In addition though I love historical patterns like Sense & Sensibility patterns (I have a love of Jane Austen and other such wonderful stuff), FolkwearTruly VictorianHarlots & AngelsEliza MNeheleniaReconstructing HistoryRockinghorse Farm Past PatternsKannik’s KornerDressing HistoryManuta MakerAgeless PatternsLaughing Moon MercantileLynn McMasters and I am sure there are many more I have never found (please do tell me any I am missing!) 

It is also always worth looking at the huge range of free sewing patterns and tutorials online. They need a little more work, but especially for simple projects you don’t really need a pattern. People buy patterns for bedding, cushion covers and all sorts of projects that they really don’t need to. Type “Free Sewing Patterns” into Google and you get loads of hits; be more specific, for example “free bustle skirt pattern” and you will find two of the ones I have printed out and listed below. They are also on the 48 free skirt patterns page which is a fantastic resource.

Below, mostly for my own reference, are the patterns I have

Truly Victorian TV240 Truly Victorian TV368, TV170 Sense and Sensibility Regency Gown, Truly Victorian TV324 McCall's 5444, 4997 Amy Butler Apron, Simplicity 8991 Burda 7880, 2493, Butterick 4954 Butterick 4315, Simplicity 2887, 2172, 3823, McCall's 4090, Laughing Moon 1890s skirt Laughing Moon Saloon girl, New Look 6564, Simplicity 5363, 7207, 4092 McCall's 4696 McCall's 5050, Simplicity 3677, 9966, 1812, 8715 , Butterick 6630 Sewing with Confidence 11, Simplicity 1881, 2832, 1773, Butterick 3552, 8549 Sewing with confidence 11, Simplicity 1881, 2832 Simplicity 9804, 3782, 1875,1819 Butterick 4952, New Look 6699 Butterick 3640,6698, Simplicity 3629, McCall's 4491, Burda 8176 Simplicity 4083, 4046, New Look 6385, McCall's 4861,5039,???? Victorian Bustle Skirt Burlesque Bustle skirt 50's petticoat Burdastyle 50s dress "Dreadnought" System of Dresscutting Basic skirt "Bethjan" Dress-Cutting system no.21 (many patterns) 1920s skirt Burdastyle Party Dress "Chita" Skirt Le Follet - Bollero Burdastyle - Danielle Butterick 3877, Simplicity 4249, 2941,5359,2159 and Burda 7701 Butterick 5580


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