The lure …

… of .99 patterns is just too much for me to resist :). So yesterday, on the way to lunch with my mom (have I mentioned just how good I’ve gotten at consolidating my driving and being intentional about where I’m going and what I’m doing? That’s a post for another day …), my sister and I stopped at Hancock Fabrics to check out the Butterick patterns. Now I need another sewing project like I need more iced tea in my life, but like I said, I can’t resist.

So here is what I picked up and the plans for each:

This one just looked like a good basic pattern that I could use for a lot of things (but I’m thinking maybe a fall/winter weight jumper for my niece’s birthday?).

This one looked so cute and while I think the elastic casings might be a bit time intensive it should be pretty “easy” otherwise. Summer loved this one (long sleeve) and bought a yummy rusty redish-orange knit so I could make her one up … if it turns out I think I’ll be making one for me too!

Somewhere in one of my blog hopping expeditions I saw someone post about making a jacket and I thought, “you can do that?” :). Well of course you can, it just seems rather intimidating to me … and then I saw this pattern and thought it would be great way to try out a jacket. I plan to make View C in a light corduroy, I think. I also love View A, but suspect it might look too “cutesy” when done? Maybe I’ll try it for spring …

And lastly, the dress pattern for me. I thought this one would be great for fall/winter, layered over some leggings; or with thick tights and boots … I got a plum interlock knit (I think that’s the kind of material) that, should this turn out, should look very cute.

Now back to my “have to” sewing projects so I can get to my “want to” sewing projects :).


  1. That jumper looks cute and easy. Let me know how it goes. In courdoroy for the fall would be so cute!
    I just bought a jacket (on super clearance at Kohl’s a month or so ago) that looks a lot like that pattern.

  2. Super cute dress! It’ll look great on you. I’m asking for a sewing machine for Christmas, maybe it won;t take too long before I could attempt that a cute little dress for Claire, that pattern didn’t look too crazy.

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