Simplicity's Grooves, McCall's Junior NY and Butterick's Teen Patterns
I started sewing on and off when I was young but I didn't start lessons until high school when the opportunity presented itself, and boy did I miss out on owning some awesome sewing patterns. I've always been the type of girl to wear things after the trend is over or before it even began. I never liked being "on trend". I hated it. I'm very much an individualist and looking like everybody else was the bane of my existence (hence why I love sewing my own clothes now). In the beginning of high school I was wearing all the fun colorful shirts and pants of the 90's. When I wore raver pants or bell bottoms, everyone else started wearing jogging pants with words embroidered on the ass. When I used matte plum eyeshadow, other girls were wearing this ugly bright thick white eyeliner. Needless to say I did not mesh with the in crowd. I really didn't start obsessing over 90's fashion until I met one of my best friends. We used to skip school all the time to go shopping at the nearby thrift store. It was a blast! I still have a lot of the items that I had accumulated back then. But the one thing I didn't think to collect was sewing patterns. I didn't sew that much back then and I wasn't very confident in my sewing abilities. Nowadays, if I see a pattern from the 1990's or 2000's that I like I buy it. Which lead me to a previous purchase; two patterns featuring two different wide leg cargo pants and jersey knit tops with gathered sweat skirts (main photo above).