Recent Pattern Purchases

I am a full on pattern hoarder, as my readers are probably more than aware of.  So it should come as no surprise I've recently acquired a few more. 

Let's start with my favorite of the bunch, shall we? This is Simplicity 3575 from 1960. 

I love the collar and self made belt so much! Version two strikes me as a very Joan Holloway Dress. I liked it so much I actually started making it after I abandoned the very frustrating portrait blouse. 


By started, I mean nearly completed. All I have left to do is add the sleeves and hem. I had originally planned on sewing the full skirted version, but didn't have enough of a single yardage stashed. I'm saving all my fabric money for the trip to MOOD LA later this summer. I just used some kelly green cotton I had on hand. I think I'll have this completed by tonight! 

Next is Simplicity 2424. I couldn't find a concrete date for it, but I want to say it's probably late 1950's? Anyone have an idea? 


It's a dress and a coat pattern. The coat really isn't my most favorite, but the neckline of the dress is what drew me in! Look at the cut outs! They're so cute! Another self made belt as well! 

Then we have Simplicity 4542, which is from 1960. 


A Super cute shirt waist pattern! I really love version 2, with the sleeve cuffs and pleated skirt. I mean you can never have to many shirt waist dresses right?  

Second to last we have Simplicity 2662, from 1958.  

The oldest of my new batch of patterns, I can't tell if I actually like it or not. I think version two would be the most wearable for me.  I ended up getting it mostly because it was on mega sale, but also because I haven't seen to many patterns like it (for version 3 especially). I guess only time will tell if it actually gets made? 

Finally we have Simplicity 5940, the newest pattern dated at 1965. 

This pattern is just so sweet. I really am digging the gathered neckline, the little bows, and the pleated skirt. Also another self made belt! Since the front bodice joins in the middle I could have some fun with stripes on the bias. This is definitely on my to make list. 

Have you, my readers, been lusting over or brought any patterns recently?