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Craft Rage

...Making a mess of things since 1973


They're the wrong size, but I bought 'em anyway!

Well, as I often do, I went out this weekend for one purpose, got sidetracked, and ended up doing something else altogether. What I MEANT to do was buy office supplies; what I DID was buy a bunch of vintage patterns, maybe from the '60's or early 70's - I don't know for sure, because I'm still kind of fashion-challenged. Do patterns from this period even qualify as vintage? Are they old enough? When I think vintage, I usually think 50's and earlier.

Oh well, terminology aside, what I DO know is that someone in my town had a cute little wardrobe!

I love the little ruffles on the skirt and sleeves of the 7626 - oh, how I wish these patterns were in my size, because it would give me an excuse to bust out my ruffler foot!

These two dresses are so simple and pretty, though I'm not really a fan of puffed sleeves.

My FAVORITE new pattern, though, without a doubt, is the Crazy Cat Lady Dress. Tell me this isn't the funniest thing you've ever seen! I didn't buy this pattern because I thought I'd ever want to make the dress, I bought it because the picture made me burst out laughing in the middle of Value Village.

Notice the cat that view B is gripping - maybe it's just my imagination, but doesn't the cat kind of look like he's wishing he were anywhere else? Kind of looking out of the corner of his eye, thinking "If I stay still long enough, maybe she'll put me down."



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Blogger Karen Says:

I have a few cats who use that expression all the time! Nice to know there are other crazy cat ladies out there with a weakness for vintage patterns not their size.

(FYI, the purple/silver fabric found a home, but contact me if you're interested in the blue/gold and the pink swirly. It's not ugly fabric, it's just not my taste fabric and it needs someone who will appreciate it.)

Blogger Rachelle Says:

Ohhh! I'm late replying to this comment! I've probably already missed my chance, haven't I? Oh well, que sera, sera! It wasn't meant to be, I guess.

Yeah, crazy cat lady probably describes me pretty well. I caught myself talking to the kitten the other day, referring to myself in the third person as "Mommy". I was a little ashamed at first, but I'm over it now. Maybe I WILL make that dress after all!

Blogger Karen Says:

You're not too late, if you're still interested. Email me direct at karen6790 at msn dot com and we'll figure something out.

Smooshy is the cutest little thing. I have a stray kitten on my porch right now that I'd love to take him in, but the other 11 have drawn a line in the litterbox and decreed no more.


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