Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thinking Fall Thoughts

It's raining and cold out so I'm thinking about fall.  Inevitably, when I think about fall I think about Halloween since Hubs is a Halloween enthusiast (read = nut).  So, I thought to myself, "ooh, new season means new patterns.  Lets look". 

I went and pulled up McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity and Vogue and looked at their Early Autumn and Autumn patterns.  I have to be honest, I wasn't impressed (especially with McCall's, hello eighties).  But, here are a few of my favorites that I'll have to purchase once they go on sale at Joann's.

Vogue #1189
 I've never made a Vogue pattern before, but I've been wanting to try.  I think I'm going to have to get this one.  I love the cut of it.
Butterick #5520
 I don't usually look at Butterick, cause I used to think their patterns were kinda tricky.  but I love the view of this dress in gray. I think I'm going to have to try.
 I need to have a toddler STAT!  This little petal princess tutu looks strikingly similar to the one that I made for myself last Halloween.  Don't you think?
Simplicity #2305
 It's kinda hard to tell in this picture, but I absolutely love the skirt.  It has this grommet detail all over it, which I would obviously have to buy.  But I think it would look cool just stitched like that also.
Simplicity #2330
 These Alice in Wonderland costumes are just too cute for words.  But, why would they randomly throw in the Fairy Princess costume.  Was that a character in Alice in Wonderland that I'm  forgetting?  Why not add in a Queen of Hearts Costume instead?
Simplicity# 2351
Finally, I'm really liking this Cynthia Rowley Apron pattern.  I like how they are so ruffly.  Do you wear aprons when you cook?  I see them everywhere lately.  I have two myself, and both of them are hanging from a hook in the kitchen.  They usually remain hanging there every time I cook too.

Just for fun, and since we were talking about fall I thought I'd post pictures of the patterns Hubs and I got for our Halloween costumes.  Of course they match, cause what self respecting married couple wouldn't have matching costumes.  We are going for the Wild West look:
Hubs Costume Selection

My Costume selection
Hubs has requested the whole deal.  He wants the fancy vest, tie and jacket, which should prove challenging.  I'm not sure what view I should make on my pattern yet. I think I'm partial to the blue view.  What do you think? 


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