Simplicity Pattern Madness

Monday, August 9, 2010
This weekend I accidentally stumbled upon a Hancock Fabrics 5 for $5 Simplicity pattern sale and I totally geeked out. So obviously I had to take advantage. Here's what I picked up.

First, I picked up this lovely Project Runway skirt pattern. Green Apple and Stars Confidential have already sewed and shared their finished versions of View A on their blogs and I really like the look created by Made by Bird showcasing View A. I also think view B could is super cute, too and needs to be in my closet.

Next, I picked up two Cynthia Rowley patterns. I love the cut-out shoulders and back on View B, but I can't decide if I should make this in a solid color like Handmade by Carla or use a wild and funky print like Ugly Cute Designs. Maybe I'll just make 2. Ha!

I also picked up 2497 which has been made by the likes of The Slapdash Sewist, Green Apple, and AllisonC Sewing Gallery. I'm especially in love with Stitch in my Side's dusty silvery purple taffeta tunic version. I just need to get my hands on some dusty silvery purple taffeta.

I picked up 2603 after seeing versions of this cardi all over the place last fall. It even made the rounds in the blog-o-sphere with versions sewn by AllisonC Sewing Gallery, Quixotic Pixels, Assorted Notions, and Couture et Tricot. DKNY featured a similar cardigan in their collection last fall and the style seems to be ready to make a comeback for 2010. My only problem is deciding which color to make.
DKNY Cardigan

Finally, I picked up 2501 after seeing the super cute and retro versions by Green Apples and Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. I've already got some blue gingham in my hands to start imitating Gertie's "We're Not in Kansas Anymore" blouse asap.

What do you think of my patterns? Do you have any color choice/ fabric suggestions? Any words of wisdom or caution? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. I love the cynthia rowley designs! I have the 2497 but haven't really made much progress on it. :(

    Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

  2. Awesome patterns!!! :) I'm still pretty new to sewing clothing, but these are definitely patterns I would pick up and love to try.

    The very last one, Simplicity 2501, is so cute! View B!!!! Oh, how cute!! I'm going to add this one to my pattern wishlist. I'd love to try that one. Can't WAIT to see your progress on any of these patterns! How fun! :)

  3. I've fallen victim to those 5 for 5 sales more times than I can count. It really is the best sale, like, 95% off or something.

    I can't wait to see how 2406 comes out!!

    Chic on the Cheap

  4. Glad I could be inspiration for your Cynthia Rowley 2406. If you need any tips on the cardi wrap, I've made 4. Good luck with your sewing!


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