Today’s Pattern Story: Simplicity 4574

by Erin on March 11, 2012


Amelia had promised her mother that she'd retire her "bitch, please" face, but, upon hearing that Helen actually believed that Robert would be proposing that afternoon (in a hot-air balloon, no less!), no other expression would do.

"Not since the great deviled-egg crisis of the summer of '49 have so many people been so wrong about so much," Amelia thought. Robert might be proposing something in a hot-air balloon this afternoon, but it wouldn't be marriage, and it wouldn't be to Helen. If only Amelia could get the blueprints in time!

Pattern at MOMSPatterns … 


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimberly March 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

Alas, once again I am thwarted by the difference between vintage size 14 and modern size 14. My hips are a good nine inches larger than the pattern, just for starters, and I don’t want to even think about the heavy duty shapewear I’d need to fit into it.


Leah Z March 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

Is this a secret lives of patterns? Please…


Jess March 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Oh, PLEASE expand this one! I am absolutely fascinated.


Jordan 11 March 15, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Amelia had promised her mother that she’d retire her “bitch, please” face, but, upon hearing that Helen actually believed


Corinne March 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm

This is unrealted to this pattern or this blog post – can you please post some hints on how you would make an inseam pocket on the side of a dress where you also have a side zip?
Many thanks


Corinne March 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm

apologies, unrealted should have read unrelated!


Rebecca March 22, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I enjoy your ‘pattern stories’ Hilarious! I used to work in a fabric shop after school and would inhale the new style books each season.


Dilly April 26, 2012 at 8:59 am

Corinne – Summerset did a good tutorial on inseam pockets with a side zip, it’s actually not too hard once you get your head round it.


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