I plan on sleeping in. Or so I wish. I have problems sleeping, especially since the sun comes up so early so it seems. The days aren’t as distinct as I remember in Florida but I could just be sleep deprived. Anywho, woke up early and got to work. I listed the second PDF Pattern Template in the store today. I’ve been working hard on these so I’m glad to see them getting listed 🙂
Enjoy this sweet tune by The Postal Service. I love smoking and listening to this album, it always hits me! Are you a Postal Service fan? Catch them in concert recently?
I recently acquired a bunch of Soviet Russian sewing pattern magazines. They are absolutely stunning and the outfits are just beautiful. There were two types of patterns I received. One set was in large magazines. The patterns were all on one sheet, front and back, and layered on top of each other. The second set was small templates, of which I will offer these for free!
I would like to forever preserve some relics of vintage from a different perspective. You can see the influence in the clothes, some look more 20s and 40s than you would expect. It’s a great, honest look at the ‘other side’ of the coin. Fashion is cool like that.
The patterns are in a small template size and are in 1:10 scale, according to the back page:
My friend did his best in translating the page. He said the patterns do not contain seam allowance. This page suggests adding 2cm for your seam allowance at connecting edges, .7cm on the borders (unsure what this means), 1.5cm at the top of the sleeves, and 5 cm on the hem for ALL garments, not just this free one.
This pattern template is for a turtleneck, raglan sleeve blouson top with cuffed bishop sleeves and waistband. The skirt with a slight fishtail hem also has a waistband and is cut on the bias. To be sewn with “silky” fabric according to the original directions but it can be made with stretch knits, jersey, and more depending on how you want the drape. Make the set and wear it with a belt for the appearance of a dress AND wear it as separates…three different ways to wear! You can also download and just make one or the other.
I am not sure on this, but I think the max size this two-piece dress pattern can go is 164 – 96 – 104 centimeters. I am not sure about this though because Russian is extremely hard for me to attempt to translate. I have spent a long time already and just keep hitting dead ends in translations. So I apologize in advance on future patterns if a piece is labeled wrong, be gentle because I have to do this painstakingly slow.
The downloads for the Dress are below. You can learn how to enlarge a pattern here. There are two PDF files. The color version is for use on your computer. The black version is for printing. Make sure your printer is printing at 100% and not scaling. These patterns do not contain any instructions, just lines and measurements. It is best to use them with a ruler, a curved edge, and a grid. Finally, make a muslin!
I’ve been making scrunchies today. If you like scrunchies, keep tabs on facebook this weekend to find out how to get Facebook exclusive handmade scrunchies from Mixy Mitzy! I will eventually be adding blog exclusive items soon. Finally, I hope to release a new free PDF sewing pattern this weekend…and it’s unisex!!!
Had another photo shoot today. Expect to see more items listed this upcoming week! More photo shoots will start in July. Keep updated on the latest listings in the Etsy store to see more photos of the awesome models!
First thing’s first, the winner of the button giveaway is minimarypoppins! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your address and such.
On another note, I’ll be gone until Sunday. Me and my husband are going upstate to hang out with some friends. I just cannot believe it is raining! EVERY big day for me has been like this lately. It even rained on my wedding, forcing us indoors!
Anyways, here are a couple new Etsy listings to keep you occupied in the meantime:
Have a great weekend!
Cal Folger Day is a Brooklyn-based songwriter born and partly raised in Washington, DC. The very first Mixy Mitzy model, Cal is a gorgeous babe with a beautiful voice.
What part does fashion play in your life?
A friend of mine, whom I admire for the way she dresses, said to me sometime last year: The way I see it is, since you have to get up and get dressed every day regardless, you might as well do it well. That is, Since you have to button all the buttons, make sure the clothing is worth it. Yes — trying to be aesthetically happy isn’t superfluous, it’s very practical!
Who or where do you draw fashion inspiration from?
Favorite article of clothing:
I just bought my first 2 thongs at Target.
Favorite clothing brand:
Oh any brand is better than no brand, in terms of quality; my only criteria in a thrift store is having a reputable label, style, size, & function are way down on the list of priorities, you can always count on a Pendleton … hold the bus, I’ve thought of a single entity I’d be proud to promote, that’s nataya.com, she’s one I actually have followed over the years, a genuine weirdo, well-made garments; pair with sneakers.
I’ll just answer this question as a whimsical opportunity to direct traffic: Cass McCoombs
See above for disclaimer: Any Other City, Life Without Buildings.
Favorite venue to play:
Why, the next one I’m playing at, of course: Cool Pony, Crown Heights [Brooklyn].