A lucky buy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

If you've been sewing for any length of time I'm sure you've struggled with pattern storage at some point.

  

Mine have been stashed in a spare cupboard, everything thrown in together.  It had got to a point where I was too scared to buy any new patterns because I wasn't sure what I had!  

I was pretty excited when Mum mentioned that she'd seen a local Spotlight selling an old pattern cabinet on Boxing Day.  I was so worried that someone else would have snapped it up but when Wade and I went down first thing the next morning it was still available and Wade even talked them down on the price.  It's a good thing he supports my sewing because we had to put the cabinet on the car roof rack for the four hour drive home!


Once we got it home Wade gave it a fresh coat of paint and I transferred over my patterns.  I'm not even close to filling it but it was fun to go through all my patterns, remembering all the plans I had. Funnily enough I discovered that I had nearly three times more dress patterns than any other type, which seems strange as I wear more separates than dresses.


Here it is in all it's repainted goodness.  I'm loving the extra storage space on top of the cabinet nearly as much as the pattern storage and going through all those patterns has got the mojo roaring.  Here's hoping I can translate the enthusiasm into actual finished garments :)

7 comments:

Accordion3 said...

How cool! What a find - I am more than a little envious.

Summer Flies said...

What a great find... also envious and great colour.

Mrs. Smith said...

Amazing find! I have been watching the classifieds to find a file cabinet!

I wear separates too but have DOZENS and DOZENS of dress patterns. I think it's the promise of pretty

Sharon said...

Fantastic spotting by your Mum and the new colour really impressive. Pity I don't have the space for one of these.

Gail said...

Now that is lucky!!!

poppykettle said...

That came up beautifully! I Love that shade of blue. I'm quite envious, but I wouldn't have enough patterns to fill up even half a drawer! haha

Bernice said...

Mega score! The blue really brings it back to life. Now the challenge is to fill it!