Monday, March 31, 2008


I came across the cutest smock pattern and remember how they always are hot sellers and thought I'd post a few I've had or have. This one is in my store now.

I have nine listings of smock patterns at present time, so come by and take a look.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I opening a new craft store on Etsy with my collage creations. I called it Sandritocat's Superimposium. I came up with that word as a cross between superimpose ~which means to lay or place (something) on or over something else (collage) and an Emporium. I've fallen in love with ACEO's. ♥ What is an ACEO? ♥ ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions & Originals".
They're miniature works of art the size of a trading or playing card (2.5" x 3.5") and they're an inexpensive way to buy original or limited edition art. They are my main store items. Come and take a look.

Here are a few photos.

Here is a trinket box I just made:

Friday, March 21, 2008

New Listings

I'm so excited about all my new pattern listing, I'm not sure which one to write about. Since Prom is so near, I'll show off these two lovelies.

The Science Spectrum Lubbock, Texas

We went to The Science Spectrum and saw Dinosaurs Alive at the Omni Theaters and Bigger than t Rex Exhibit. Noah is learning about Dinosaurs in school so he was able to tell us all about each one!
We tried to eat at an Applebee's but after waiting 30 minutes ( I kid you not) we decided to leave< and they were NOT busy! We were all so excited to eat there after not living near one in seven years and we were all so disappointed.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lingerie Box

I just finished my second Collage/Mixed Media Box. My first one was made with vintage pattern pieces that I have collected over the years, missing pieces and missing envelopes etc. , but I wasn't happy with the way it turned out, so I'll keep it. This one turned out lovely. I have many vintage lingerie advertisements that I love and I thought others may love as well. This would be perfect to hold your vintage lingerie.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Prom Season is Upon us!

This is the prom dress my 15 year old step-daughter got for here first prom. She got it from JCPenney's. I think it was about $100. Here first boyfriend is a junior and he asked her and even though her prom is March 29th, I think a lot of others are in May. You'd still have plenty time to make your prom dress out of some great vintage material and here is the perfect pattern.

Butterick Classics Pattern 6405
Size 12,14,16

Misses’/Misses’ Petite Dress & Stole: Close-fitting, lined, flared dress, above ankle or evening length has shoulder straps, band, princess seams and back zipper. A: contrast shoulder straps and band. D: contrast band. Contrast lined stole.

Suggested Fabrics: Taffeta, Peau de Soie, Crepe and ottoman Faille.
This is an uncut pattern from 1999.

Vintage 50s Simplicity 1701 Toddlers WHIRLING FULL SKIRT PARTY Empire DRESS Sewing Pattern w/ CAPE 3

Easter is this Sunday. Gosh, is it early this year or what. My son is out for Spring Break this week and he didn't even get the full 5 days as "spring break", they counted one as a snow day. When we go to church Sunday, I wonder how many little girls will be dressed in dresses like above? or jeans as a fancy top. This are so different from when I was growing up. Church was your Sunday best, not jeans and shorts. Check out the cute pattern in my store:
Simplicity #1701 from 1956.
Pattern is complete with 11 pieces and instructions.
Girls' Size 3; Chest 22: Waist 20.5

Dress and Cape with Detachable Collar and Cuffs.
Styled in the empire line and has a full, whirling skirt.
The short sleeves have contrasting cuffs and the high round neckline has a shaped, contrasting collar.
View 1 and 2, dress may be worn with or without the brief, matching cover-up cape which is lined with contrasting fabric.
View 1, dress fastens with tie ends in back.

Fabrics: Corduroy, velveteen, cotton, linen, gingham, chambray, cotton cord, poplin, taffeta, cotton blends, nylon, rayons.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Treasury ~ In Remembrance

Come see my new treasury I got tonight. Beautiful crosses!

Hearts, Hearts & MORE HEARTS!

I decided to use the Heart-O-Matic
to see which of my items had hearts. This tool makes it easy because it shows all your items, views and hearts, it one place. I decided I'd put my top three "hearted" items in my blog. Here they are.

#1. with 17 hearts:

#2 with 16 hearts:

#3 with 15 hearts:

Sea Glass!

I discovered Sea Glass and this artist, ArtisticDetour, by reading the forums. Someone mentioned that they "adore" seaglass and I thought, what is that? Come to find out, that is an excellent adjective to describe my feelings. I want to own some soon. I'm undecided on a cell phone charm or a necklace. I've never worn much jewelry, but give me a timeless cross necklace or one of these beautiful pieces and I'll wear it forever and a day. There is something so calming about this artist's work and her photos. Take a look and see if you agree.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

******** SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL ********3/15/08

******** SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL ********March 15, 2008

My SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL is 25% off all items in my store.

This SNS is valid until midnight tonight. Please enter "SNS" in the "Notes to Seller". I will send an updated invoice.

Vintage 60s Simplicity 7659 JIFFY Mini Shift Dress Sewing Pattern Size Junior Petite 9 Bust 33

I love the vintage shift or A line dress, just for their simplicity. Here's is one with some great back interest. I love the carriers and big, bold tie.

Simplicity 7659
copyright 1968
Size Junior Petite 9
Bust 33
Waist 24.5
Hips 34

Complete and cut with 9 pieces and instruction's.
Jiffy dress in two lengths. The collarless dress has lowered square neckline, back zipper and tie ends in side seams slipped through carriers above normal waistline in back of dress.

Fabrics: Cottons, sailcloth. gingham, linen, poplin, duck, homespun,

Friday, March 14, 2008

Vintage 50s Simplicity 1112 Dainty Scalloped PARTY Dress Size 1

Simplicity 1112
copyright t1955
Size 1
Breast 20
Waist 19.5
Complete and cut with 6 given pieces and instructions.
All views of this dainty dress feature the scalloped yoke and inverted pleats at side seams. It may have tiny puffed sleeves, views 1 & 2, or be sleeveless as in view 3. View 1 has a small collar, Trim is gathered lace. View 2 collar, piping and sleeve trim are contrasting. Buttons accent scallops. View 3 neckline is lowered. Yoke is of eyelet embroidered fabric.

Vintage 50s Mccalls 9776 Girls PARTY Dress with petticoat sewing pattern Size 4

I know Easter is just around the corner, but couldn't you see you little girl in this darlin' dress. I love the big bow tie and the petticoat. So girly!
I don't ever remember wearing a dress like this, my mom dressed me in my sister's hand me downs, but once while going to my Aunt Ellen house for the weekend, who didn't have kids and was a school teacher, my older sister told me to leave our Sunday clothes at home and Aunt Ellen would buy us new clothes. Sure enough she did and I still have the dress she bought for me. I pulled in out of the cedar chest a year ago and my then 5 year old son insisted on trying it on and here is his picture with the dress on. This is going to come in so handy one day! (evil laugh)

McCalls 9776
copyright 1954
Size 4
Breast 23
Waist 21

Complete and cut with 16 pieces and instructions.

Fabrics: cottons, Dimity, taffeta, nylon batiste, chambray, percale, gingham

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Vitnage 50s Butterick 8649 Girls Pleated princess Chemise Dress sewing pattern Size 1

Here is one of my many new children's patterns that I'll be listing soon, and in case you need the definition of the word chemise, here you go: The term chemise can refer to the classic smock or shift, or else can refer to certain modern types of women's undergarments and dresses. ...

Butterick 8649
Size 1
Breast 20

Complete and cut with 8 pieces and instructions.

New chemise dress with pleated princess styling. Three quarter sleeved view with contrast collar and button tab. Short sleeved view with contrast collar, cuffs, back tab and twin front flaps. Another contrast trimmed version with identical front and back tabs.

Fabrics: Cotton, woolens, ginghams,

Vintage 70s Simplicity 8840 Misses Bikini and Beach cover up in two lengths Size 8

Another Bikini just in time for Spring Break!

Simplicity 8840
Size 8
Bust 32.5
Waist 23
Hips 33.5

Complete with 12 cut pieces and instructions.

Lined bikini has optional bows. The bra with self fabric shoulder straps and elastic casings is tied in back. The shorts have elastic at upper and leg edges. The long or short sleeveless beach cover up encased in fold over braid has optional braid tie ends at front opening. The short beach cover has patch pockets.

Fabrics: Cottons, line, pique, poplin, homespun, crochet-like fabric, canvas, hopsaking, knits

Vintage 40s Simplicity 2842 Wrap Around Housecoat Dress Sewing Pattern Size 14 Bust 32

Another new listing. I adore the 40's, and a WRAP Dress to boot!

Simplicity 2842
copyright 1949
Size 14
Bust 32
Waist 26
Hips 35

Complete with 8 cut pieces and instructions. Outer package is tattered and torn (see photo)

Misses' One-Piece Wrap-Around House Dress and Housecoat
A shoulder yoke releases soft fullness in the bodice front. The yoke and sleeves are cut in one. The flared skirt is cut in four sections and features a patch pocket in front. A self-belt ties around the waist and forms a bow at the left side.
Envelope has more than average color-aging; wear and tear to edges; complete attached flap.

Fabrics: Gingham, pique, linen, spun rayon, seersucker, cotton taffeta, broadcloth, crepe, shantung,

I want to feature my newest listings tonight. I'm in LOVE with this little girls face. It's it so sweet. About as sweet as the apron dress she is wearing. I never have a little girl but if I did, I would be have someone make this for my child.

ANNE ADAMS Vintage Girls Smock or Apron and Bloomers MAIL ORDER Sewing Pattern Size 6
Anne Adams 4551
Size: 6
Bust: 24
Waist: 23

Cut & Complete. unprinted pattern.

Fashion Trends

Looking at this seasons Fashion Trends, I came across this dress. I thought about how much I loved the sleeve detail, and while this pattern just SOLD from my shop, it looks very similar to this $5000 (I'm guessing) dress. Lucky girl who just purchased this. Come look through my treasures and maybe you'll find the next hot trend!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

SUMMER is Fast approaching!

Here are two HOT swimsuit from a Summer 2008 Swimsuit Fashion Show. While they are "hot", if you don;t have the body for them, try making one of these classics. You can buy yourself some vintage fabric and a vintage pattern and you won't see anyone else in your original swimsuit.

Two of my favorites!

You can find this pattern in my Etsy store and come visit me at my eCrater store
for more selections:

My Etsy store

My eCrater store

Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm fast approaching my 200th sale. Whoever is the 200th sale will get 200 cents off each pattern they buy.

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