Here are some picks from Mom’s sewing room. She has quite a collection of Stretch & Sew Patterns, it was one of her favorites when I was growing up and she has given me several over the years.
When we lived in Virginia there was a Stretch & Sew shop in the area and we used to love to go and browse through all the knits. It was also the place where I took a class on how to sew a swimsuit. I remember being extremely excited at the idea of making my own swimsuits…being a career swimmer and all.
Between my Mom and I we cornered the market buying every swimsuit pattern in existence. This was back in the mid 80’s. We especially liked the ones offered by S&S. I think we thought the sewing techniques made them better. I think my Junior and Senior year in High School I made about a dozen or so. They were fun, cheap and quick to put together.
Mom also had a few Green Pepper patterns I just had to borrow. The rain poncho will be a good project now that I have a new dog and the rainy, coldy season will be coming soon and walking outside will become mandatory as he gets older. It’s always good to have a poncho or two.
As for the swimsuit patterns? Hmm… I’m sure there’s another one in me to be made. It’s a good thing these patterns come in multiple sizes now!!!