November 29, 2017

#BLOGLIKECRAZY 29: HAPPY MAIL...

...almost all of us have that one elusive pattern.  You know, - that one that's so hard to get our hands on.  No matter how many patterns we have in our stashes, there is always that ONE that puts us on a MAD PATTERN HUNT.  That One pattern for me is Vogue 8601.  Why I didn't buy this pattern when released - I just don't know.

I've been searching for this pattern for several years. But alas, I've found that I am not the only one looking for this very same pattern.  Another searcher says that she thinks this pattern "HAS SIMPLY LEFT THE PLANET"!  I just refuse to believe that.  I think there is one somewhere lurking in another sewist's stash just waiting to be sent out to me.

In the meantime, my blogger friend Carol from G-Cas found a pattern with very similar design lines in her stash and was kind enough to send it right out to me.  Sewing friends are the BEST!
I will put on my sewist thinking cap and redesign the bottom section of this pattern to make it work for me.  But I still don't believe that Vogue 8601 just got up and left the planet...

9 comments:

  1. I hope you find your pattern Faye! This is how I think my pattern got so unwieldy - I discovered that they go out of print and if you don't get it now maybe you never will :) I haven't come across that issue yet but I can imagine how frustrating it is!

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    1. Kathleen you are so right, they do eventually go out of print. Some sooner than others. I should have gotten it, but some how I didn't, but I keep holding on the hope that some day it will come to me.

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  2. I was like, SHE GOT IT! I am confident that you'll find it!!!

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    1. Thank you for the vote of confidence KS. I feel that way too, it has got to come to me!

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  3. I’m really happy you got something very similar and hope you can “make it work” for you!

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  4. Anonymous12/10/2017

    Some patterns I think you could use to create
    the look of Vogue 8601:

    Vogue 8939; Vogue 8931; Vogue 1132;
    McCall 7288; and Butterick 6103

    They all need some modification to
    create the look of the original. How much modification depends on what it is about the original that you like.

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    1. Anonymous thank you, these were ALL wonderful suggestions. To my surprise someone has gifted me Vogue 8601 since this post. I am a happy camper.

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