Of course I took advantage of the Vogue/McCall's/Butterick sale I posted earlier shipping was only $10, although I was charged both GST and PST. Boo. Online businesses don't usually charge the tax unless they're located in the same province/state as the buyer so I hope this means the patterns get here super-fast.
Don't get me wrong; I still love love love vintage patterns, but current patterns are useful, too, especially if I want to make something contemporary. Plus it's way less work for me to use a regular pattern than a vintage pattern, and I want to get some things sewn for the summer. I'd hoped to be smaller by now, but I'm not, so I'll just have to sew for my current size.
I also managed to wash most of the huge pile of fabric I have so they're ready to be made into (hopefully) wonderful things. I have so much gorgeous fabric - printed and plain jerseys, silks, stretch cotton sateens, plaids (my favourite colour!), mesh, and more - that are calling to me to be made into things.
I do need to tidy up my upstairs work area (again!) but it won't take long to do that since it's mostly patterns that need to be put away. Once that's done, I can start work on a couple of vintage sundress patterns that I want to make while I wait for the current patterns to get here. I'm so excited to sew something... hopefully I'll stay excited so that these clothes actually get made.
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