Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pattern hoarding.

So, are the new Oliver + s patterns gorgeous or what? I want them. YESTERDAY.

But then I remember all of the o+s patterns I have in my stash that I haven't so much as cracked open.* Shall we review?

  1. Roller Skate Dress
  2. Book Report Dress
  3. Croquet Dress
  4. Apple Picking Dress
  5. Family Reunion Dress
  6. 2+2 Blouse and Skirt
  7. Playdate Dress
  8. Sunday Brunch Jacket and Skirt
  9. School Days Coat
And that's not even talking about the many Oliver + s patterns where I have made only one of the separates.

And it's not like I don't collect patterns from other indie childrens' designers as well. And patterns for myself.

I have a serious, serious problem. Well, I'm suffering from a bad case of "my eyes are bigger than my capacity to sew things," anyway.

So, okay, I'm going to hold off on the new patterns, until I've sewn up at least two of my untouched patterns. Since spring is here and I have approximately one million cute dress patterns, I'm thinking some dresses for Maggie.


* In all fairness to myself, the list of Oliver + s patterns that I have used and loved, some many times, is equally long. In particular, I would like to note that I have made every single pants pattern that Liesl has designed to date (not including PJ pants), most more than once, and some countless times. Keep those gender neutral and boy patterns coming, Liesl! I should change the name of my blog to "Inder Loves to Sew Pants."

16 comments:

  1. I hear you on this one! Part of my attempts at sewing from my stash have been about seeing from my pattern stash as well. I'm definitely trying to work my way through them (although that said, I did just buy two new patterns for myself...hangs head in shame)

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  2. I love the new O+S ones too - but shall hold off till our Spring (of course, I could well cave before then!). I did make an attempt to sew all my un-sewn O+S, but there are still some notables on my list - some of which I even have fabric for! More hours, please....
    I honestly don't know which of my addictions is worst - fabric or patterns? I'm leaning towards patterns.....

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    1. I probably spend more money on fabric overall, but in terms of biting off more than I can chew, I think it's the patterns that get me!! I always tell myself I will make each one multiple times, thus making it "worth it" so it's horrible to consider how many I haven't even made once! EEEEEK.

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  3. So funny, Inder! And I'll say that I only have her book "little things to sew" and have lots bookmarked, but nothing sewn. Yet...

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    1. I have the book and have only sewn one thing! Yeah, the more I delve into this, the less I really want to talk about it! Haha!

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  4. I am trying hard not to buy the Hide-and-Seek pattern. I did a pretty good job of busting my O+S pattern stash in 2013 and I only have one remaining unsewn O+S pattern (let's not talk about the Big Four patterns my MIL keeps sending). So my issue isn't so much a surplus of unused patterns, but my desire to keep using the ones I have in the name of thrift. Also my girls will be outgrowing the smaller size range in the next year or two, so I am thinking maybe I'll wait until then to scoop up some of the patterns I've been wanting to try.

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    1. The Hide and Seek Dress was the one that just reached through the screen and grabbed me by the collar as well! I think because it has a 70s caftan vibe, and everyone knows how much I love a 70s-anything vibe! But first up, I need to sew some of these other ones! We shall see.

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  5. Oh the temptation... it's so hard isn't it Inder. My rule used to be that if I was still thinking about the pattern days after first seeing it then I must reaaaally want it so I was justified, but then how many patterns can one person sew, as you point out. Ah, if only there were more (sewing) hours in the day :-)

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  6. hahahaha....I'm with you!! I am dying over those two new dress patterns!! But then again, i look at all of the patterns i already have...not just Oliver + S...but others too...and it makes me think...do i really need them...but alas...i *think* I do! ;) and tee hee...Inder Loves to sew pants! :)

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    1. I know, I will probably end up buying both the dresses, but I'm trying to force myself to try a couple of these other patterns first! First up, a 2+2 blouse for Mags, I think. :-)

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  7. But Inder, patterns don't go off.......

    I have so much of everything I try not to think about it. In my defence, I am a sort of 'cats refuge' for unloved sewing goodies.

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    1. Hahaha! So true! I like your approach - DENIAL. Generally one of my favorite approaches, come to think of it!

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  8. hey maybe you'll make big bucks someday with all your pristine O+S patterns which will at that point will be 'vintage'. perhaps you're just a wise collector. ;)

    like you said with the washi, i guess i'm a late adapter. i'm usually kind of meh about the pattern du jour. but after i see it made enough times, i fall in love. i was even slow to make the geranium dress which is now one of my very favorites!

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  9. I think I have a worse kind of sickness, in that I've got beyond just wanting to sew them all. I just want to HAVE them all. Rachel's right, a complete set of paper patterns could be worth a fortune one day. At least that's what I tell my husband when I pay far too much for an out of print one!

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  10. I have the exact same problem- way too many patterns and seriously overambitious sewing plans. I decided to make a little spreadsheet charting all the patterns I have and the sizes, so at least I'll know what I'm not making :)

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