There is something to be said for nipping into your local charity shop at the end of the day, like I did last week when I spied a large box of sewing patterns tucked under one of the shelves. I was rustling through it when one of the shop assistants said "I've just put that out, there's some interesting patterns in there. I've brought a few myself". First dibs: one of the joys of working in a charity shop!
She had left some great patterns and I had a varied choice to pick from. They were mostly from the Sixties and Seventies, with a few from the Fifties and earlier. But what was brilliant was their sizing as they included some larger sizes instead of the usual smaller sizes that tend to crop up. Here's a selection of what I brought:
Empire line, neo-Regency, bell sleeves, shift dresses - what's not to like?
Now all I have to do is choose which one to sew first.
By the way, I have finished off Monkeychild's jumpsuit that I blogged about last time. It's washed and pressed, and ready for its first wear. I just hope that this weather stays hot and sunny enough for her to wear it out and for me to photo for a future post.