Today’s Pattern Story: Simplicity 4574

by Erin on March 11, 2012

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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 … 

 

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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.

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Leah Z March 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

Is this a secret lives of patterns? Please…

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Jess March 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

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

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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

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Corinne March 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Erin
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

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Corinne March 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm

apologies, unrealted should have read unrelated!

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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.

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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. http://scpbanks.blogspot.com/2008/03/swap-extra-inseam-pocket-and-invisible.html

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