This evening I started the mad task of organizing my personal sewing supplies as well as things to be listed on Etsy. I came across this pattern in a bin of patterns to sell and thought, “hmm… this seems awfully thick for such a slim dress.” I wasn’t sure what I was going to find… wads of newspaper pieces? A mystery pattern inside this one? I had seen both before, as well as scraps of fabric, bits of thread, notes, but this was a new one!
A whole mock up of the dress bodice, complete with hand basted seams and darts!
Maybe the maker was paying attention in Home Economics during the “Patterns for Smartness” film. I swear, I learned more from this clip than I did in fashion school about assembling patterns and making mock ups!
Have you had any unusual finds in pattern envelopes lately?
And did you learn anything new from the video? It’s one of my favorites :)