The Latest Thread – Patterns & Textile Designs

This week I’ve had sporadic Wi-Fi service, which has not only frustrated me, but slowed me down on adding my finishing touches to my PDF pattern. I managed to order a shirt pattern for my grandson, hand painted some new textile designs, and borrowed some vintage patterns to trace. So here’s the latest weekly thread!

 Pattern Making, Sewing Textiles and Textile Designs

I haven’t used a pattern in years, but my auntie had so many vintage patterns, I figured I would trace the parts I want and give some of them a new look.  It’s always best to take ideas from many patterns to create something new and wonderful!  I’m slowly collecting and creating lots of sewing tasks for myself, which should keep me busy for the remainder of the year!

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Here are a couple of my favorites:

This is a lovely dress, I don’t need the belt.


I think this will make a great sweater coat!


Sewing Textiles

I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while now and trying to figure out which textile design to use for this Moneta dress I found on Sprout Patterns.  It’s a difficult choice, but sometimes you half to make two of them!  Tell me what you think! Which design makes the best dress?

You can find this print and other designs in my Spoonflower shop. Most designs are also available in wallpaper and gift wrapping paper.  Click here to visit the shop …

Designing Textiles

I’ve been working on a yellow and gray color pallet this week. I haven’t selected a collection name yet, but here are some of the designs I’ve posted on Instagram!

What’s coming next week:

  • Sling Bag Pattern Release
  • New Textile Prints
  • Sewing Tips

Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!



3 Comments Add yours

  1. Funny to play with old patterns Sheila 🙂 I like no. 1 best.

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    1. lacartera says:

      I’m getting a kick out the hairstyles the models wore too! But I noticed that the Vogue patterns are still stylish. 😃 The first dress is a winner.. Thanks, Irene!

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      1. I find it fun to experiment too 🙂

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