So I’ve sailed through the first week of my RTW fast. It wasn’t especially taxing given the business of going back to school and my son’s birthday which have both easily kept me out of temptation’s way. It’s a small step, and no doubt by the end of the month I’ll be finding things a lot more difficult, but it’s a step in the right direction…
However just fasting alone is not helping to shift the excess amount of clothes already in my wardrobe and other accumulated stuff around the house. I realised that I needed to rid myself of some unwanted patterns back at the start of the Summer, when I cleared myself a new, sewing space. So here’s the first batch, up for grabs, free of charge, to anyone who wants them 🙂 I’m happy to post out anywhere (again free of charge) as a thank you for all the enjoyment I get from interacting with you all. So shout up if you fancy a particular pattern and I’ll allocate them to the first person to indicate an interest in the comments below. I’ll allocate them one per person, unless of course there’s no other takers for said pattern and then I’ll be happy to send two, so if you like you could mention a second just in case. I’ll leave it open until Wednesday…
First up is Simple Sew’s Two-in-one Skirt Collection. Designed for ‘adventurous beginners’, it comes in UK sizes 8-16. This is a lovely pattern and if I didn’t already have my trusty BHL Charlotte then I would have had a go at this. But the latter fits so perfectly that I have no need of another.
Secondly there is Simplicity’s K1620 in U.S. Sizes 10-18. A lack of any definition around the waist area means that this is never going to get made by me, despite its multiple options.
Ditto this third pattern: NewLook’s K6145. It also strikes me as being pretty similar to a dress version of Tilly’s Coco top which I already have. This one comes in U.S. Sizes 8-18 and is labelled as ‘easy’.
I love this fourth pattern up for grabs, but despite the lovely illustrations on the cover, the photos of it made up in the accompanying magazine confirmed my suspicions that its high neckline would be totally unflattering on my short torso and slightly larger bust. It’s Simple Sew’s 2-in-1 Halter-Neck Dress & Blouse and comes in UK sizes 8-20. It’s labelled as a ‘beginner level’.
And last but not least is NewLook’s K6181 Workroom from Project Runway. The long length of the maxi version would drown me and the shorter version doesn’t appeal either, far better for it to find a new home. It comes in U.S. Sizes 8-18 and although it doesn’t have a difficulty label that I can see, I suspect it’s pretty easy.
All patterns came free with various magazines and are unopened. I’m aiming to post this around 9pm tonight as this is, according to my insights page, my most popular viewing time. So if you can see anything that takes your fancy then shout up and help me clear some space 🙂