Thursday, August 21, 2008


Jo-Ann's has decided to close two stores in my city and open a new "super-store", whatever that is. Bigger craft section? This is a little annoying as they are the two closest stores, and the new giant store is very far away and in an area with tons of traffic. As they are closing these two stores, they are liquidation everything. I was there the other day and they had every Newlook pattern marked down to $1.99. Great price, I stocked up. Then I got a wild hair today and called about their Burda patterns. Brace yourselves... $1.99 each! This is way cheap. These patterns cost me in the $5 to $8 range even with the 40% off Jo-Ann's always has, so I only purchase them when I have a definite project in mind. I bought every pattern I've had my eye on, except for 2 or 3 that were sold out. I scanned the envelope so you can see the blackline drawing if you want.

Up first is this cute skirt with princess seams. Yes, it's very simple, but I surprisingly don't have this design in my stash and I like the idea of putting a sheer fabric over a darker lining fabric. (Like the pink skirt in the picture.)

I'm loving this eyelet top for next summer.

Here's a pattern that just went out of print. I think several of these views are great. This is an easy-going-run-around-during-the-summer-with-my-kids dress that still has some style.

This dress I LOVE. So different but not totally out there. I looked this dress up on PR and it only had one review, but her dress was beautiful! Maybe for next summer?

This is one they just came out with. My pick is the black on the left. It's a knit design with inset and neat button detail down the front. Cute collar as well.

Another new one. This is for a knit as well. The heart neckline is super cute and the back closing is a nice detail.

A fun top for summer. I like the black one with contrasting ruffles, collar and button placket.

Love, love, love this dress. The middle one is my fav. It has really nice topstitching and piping details.

All of the views on this one I adore.

I'm drawn to this asymmetrical closing on this little top.

And when I find cute maternity, I buy it, because cute maternity patterns are not easy for me to find. Not that we're currently expecting, but you never know what the future holds. I'm still dreaming of a little girl to make dresses for. :)

Huh, I know I bought 13 but can only find pictures of 12. Oh well, I'm super tired and am heading off to bed. Have a great weekend!


  1. WoW... that was definitely a major score.. and you have great patterns.

  2. Yet another lovely garment. I really need to make this since EVERYONE love it. Thanks for the added inspiration!

  3. what a score! i have never bought a burda pattern. they look adorable. i love the dress patterns.

    also, you are going to love the super Jo Ann. we don't have one close but my does--great selection and good classes. cindy

  4. Great collection of patterns. About two years ago the several Joann's Fabric stores close in my city. Like you I have to drive three times as far to get to a super Joann's (which is a great store). The best thing about the closings were the great sales on patterns and notions.

    Happy Sewing!