Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pattern Rescue

I got my patterns from Pattern Rescue!

Vintage Simplicity 7049
This circa one is circa 1975 & looks like a newar copy of this spring top from The Gap! Change the sleeves a little & add some buttons down the from seam & some pin tucks, Ta Da!

Vintage McCalls 4860
This one is one is also circa 1975, but it looks a lot like this current top from the Gap spring line. The gap top is knit but I think that with just a little tweeking it could be pretty darn close.

Vintage Vogue 8380

This Vogue I have no idea what year it is from, but I just thought that it was cute! It didn't come with the envelope, but did have the page from the pattern book. I have no plans at the moment for this one but I think that it would be super cute for fall? I can't get my head around what to make it up in for spring or summer for some reason.

Anyway I thought that I would share the fab finds I received from Pattern Rescue & urge more vintage pattern lovers to check them out. I think that they are doing a great job & hope that with our support that they can continue on!

Friday, February 22, 2008

A new addition!

Of the four legged kind! One of the mares that we take care of had her baby last Sat. between 1:30 am & 10:00 am. She is so cute & sweet!


There was some complications with Mama. She was able to pass all of the after birth. The vet has had to come out everyday to work on her to keep the infection down & help her pass it. We think that she finally has & today should be the last vet visit for a while. Let me tell you that this has been quite the learning experience for us! I have never been that up close & personal with the business end of a horse before! But I now know how to take a horses temperature! Eeeek!

I need to take some more picture as she is almost a week old already! The first day it was so fun to watch her try to figure out how to lay down & then how to get back up on those long legs. Now she has started running around in the small paddock area. She can even jump & buck some! Also she might be a baby but don't let that fool you. She is strong!!!!When the vet is treating Mama you have to take baby with her or she will go nuts. Well baby has of course never had a halter on her & isn't too thrilled with the feeling, but we havemanaged fairly well. Other than bashing me in the right elbrow with her hard little head we haven't had any major accidents. Oh other than the water trough incedent. On Tues. morning John was out cleaning the paddocks & baby was running around. She jump right into the tough & all that was sticking out was her little head! These troughs are big & probably weigh 200 lb or better not including the 105 lb baby in it! He was able to dump the tough over & baby washed out like a goldfish! Other than being wet & a little scared she is fine. Needless to say the have a much smaller water bucket now! It coudl have been really bad if JOhn hadn't been there to get her out.

So if you would like to see some more baby pictures you can see them here.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

More New Patterns

Yup more new patterns.

This seems to be the only thing that I have time to post about as of late. So without further delay......

Hot patterns:

Deco Vibe Delano Twinset
We love a slick Twinset-so comfy, so versatile, so stylish! Try this groovy 2-piece, designed for sweater knits, or 2-way stretch knits with rib trim.
Slim-fit Twinset features a neat, sleeveless tank with racer back, and neckline, armhole and hem rib finish. Cardigan has a neatly curved front, a center back pleat and slim 3/4 length sleeves with turn-back cuffs. Deep rib trim finishes the cuffs, neckline & hem. Fasten this chic Cardigan with a button if you wish, but we prefer it worn with this super-stylin’ hand-beaded brooch (which is outrageously easy to make!).
Wear this flattering 2-piece over our Plain & Simple 24/7 A-Line & Pencil Skirts or Everyday Pants for a fabulous office-casual look, or use it to dress up your Weekender Jean Jeanius Trouser Jeans or Bootcut Chinos, Capris & Shorts for a great casual outfit.

Plain & Simple Boy-Short Body
Yes, the 80’s are back, back back! Celebrate the Design Decade with our version of the iconic Body, brought right up to date and designed for 2-way stretch knits, with optional rib trim.
Fitted body has a wide back neckline and either a scoop-neck or cross-over V-neck front. Short or long 2-piece raglan sleeves give a superior fit and the boy-short leg-line gives a smooth line and a pert & perky derriere! Neckline & cuffs are trimmed with rib or self fabric; Body simply pulls on over the head and closes with snaps.
Wear this fabulously sleek piece for a trim, uncluttered look. Avoid the dreaded ‘muffin top’ with a sleek, smooth line when you wear your favorite jeans, pants or skirts. Or use this versatile style as an indispensable layering piece under a cardigan, vest, shirt, dress or jacket.

Plain & Simple 24/7 A-Line & Pencil Skirts
Loving these groovy, stylish skirts, designed for any and all skirt fabrics, from denim to broderie anglais, from suede to cotton, from tweed to crepe.
Fitted Skirts finish *just* below the knee and have front & back darts, a center back invisible zipper, optional lining and a contoured waistband that sits right at the natural waist. A-Line skirt has a gentle, controlled flare and a bias-faced hem; Pencil skirt is ever-so-slightly tapered with a deep hem and a concealed back slit.
Try these hard-working pieces with a matching jacket as part of a chic suit and as indispensable co-ordinates for your everyday wardrobe. These great skirt styles will showcase a gorgeous fabric, or act as an inspirational blank canvas for all your favorite trim and embellishment ideas and techniques.

Plain & Simple Iconic Shirtdress
How hot is this fantastic dress style? Smokin’ hot! We love this modern-classic Shirtdress, designed for luxe knits like silk, cashmere or merino wool jersey, or even rayon or viscose knits.
Slim-fit Shirtdress has a gentle A-line flare, long sleeves with plackets & cuffs, and a classic shirt collar with stand. Shirtdress has a shoulder yoke, center back seam and front placket closure, and an optional tie belt.
The ultimate in understated luxury, this classic Halston-inspired Shirtdress makes for an elegant daywear staple in any solid hue. The self-tie can be worn belted at the waist or fastened cravat-style at the neck. Try this fashionista favorite as your perfect LBD, or dress it down for daytime over a polo neck with boots and a messenger bag.