I popped out to the various sales over the last couple of days. Clegs Fabrics in Melbourne have had their annual $5 pattern sale so I picked up the following:
Simplicity 2550 - high waisted dress with sleeve variations:
McCalls 6081 - I have a (possibly misguided) idea that this will make a good tripfit (long version of course):
Butterick 5315 - peterpan collar. That is all I need to say.
New Look 6886. I have some sweet green-and-flower wallpaper stripe that I want to try chevroning for view A.
New Look 6000. I actually bought this a few weeks ago and had a go at sewing it. Sadly I used a one way stretch - the wrong way! I'll have another go using it the right way, as even though it didn't fit it looks promising.
New Look 6968 - nice scarf/tie detail and li'l cap sleeves:
I also went to Spotlight and picked up a couple of Kwik Sew patterns at 1/2 price (Clegs don't carry them).
3726 - teddy and slip and 3761 a ruched-bodice summer frock
I also picked up a whole lotta shirring thread at $1 per spool (shirring ahoy!) and some variegated embroidery thread at the bargain price of $1 for a pack of 6 spools.
Oh, and I might've accidentally gone to Metro Sewing Centre and an new Elna 845 combo overlocker (serger) / coverstitch machine may have fallen into my bag...
I tried out a fine rolled hem on some silk habutai:
and a coverstitch hem on some ponti:
Can't wait to play more!