Thursday, November 21, 2013

New Paper Patterns Sitting on my Shelf of Awesome.

Boy have I been busy, my dear readers! Between two college classes (why, oh why did I think two at once would be a good idea?) running Mrs. Depew Vintage, and le pup needing full time watching, I've been seriously overwhelmed! I dropped everything yesterday to go get a massage and today, I'm sore but also a bit recharged again. When I haven't been chasing after Butters (le pup has been renamed... it's a long story), doing homework, or taking care of the house (so much pet fur to stay on top of...) I have been busy folding patterns!

I thought that I was going to hate it but there's something so satisfying about breaking a large piece of paper down into exact fractions so that they fit perfectly in their little envelopes... over and over again... I'm such a sucker for repetitive work.

I have started with my most popular patterns, most often requested by those with no printer at home, and so without further ado, here they are!

Depew #1003 available at Mrs. Depew Vintage.
Depew #2013 available at Mrs. Depew Vintage.
Depew 2012 available at Mrs. Depew Vintage.

Currently they sit in a place of honor right under "Boobs" McGee, my 1950's bullet bra model.

My "Shelf of Awesome".

Next up in paper patterns will be the 1950's Style Bathing Suit pattern (Depew #1001) and the ever popular 1950's Style Beach Bustier (Depew #1018)... if I can ever find the time to finish them!

I was so excited about how reasonable printing costs were in comparison to what I paid in Norway! It means that I can offer reprints of my other paper patterns for lower prices. Huzzah!

This has been a big project and I'm so relieved to have it finished for the time being. But enough about me!
How about you? Have you been working on any of your own big projects lately?
And when you're finished, how do you usually reward yourself? With a massage? New clothes? Shoes? More fabric?

Happy sewing,


  1. Oooh, how exciting about your paper patterns! What a great idea, I'm sure you'll do very well with them. Good on you as well for getting a massage...I'm very tempted to treat myself with one after the Dakota Sewalong is finished. Hosting sewalongs is all-consuming!!!

  2. I'm just loving the 1950's bullet boobs model. Such fun.

  3. Yay! Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I've always preferred the paper patterns to e-patterns. I will definitely be adding them to my Christmas list.

  4. Love the boobs model! I also prefer paper patters as you don't have all that taping to do. Absolutely love these paper patterns! Here's to a well deserved rest!

  5. How rewarding it must be to see all your hard work neatly folded up like that! And good for you on getting that massage, I really must remember to book some appointments soon... =)

    I have two bigger projects going on (a dance dress and a shirt for the boyfriend), then an easier Christmas dress. After that I'm actually starting on two of your 30's patterns! I'm hoping to draft and maybe toile both blouse and skirt before the holidays, but will most likely not start sewing until january. This will be my first attempt on scaling one of the tiny patterns, looking forward to it!

  6. I'm knitting each night, very relaxing. And I'm not allowed ro buy more yarn for now. After new year I will get son's empty room (he moved two months ago) and it will become my creative and sewing room. I can hardly wait. :)