Monday, October 05, 2009

I Could Not Pass Them Up

I bought two new patterns from Stitches & Loops (found via Gertie) I can highly recommend this seller, the prices are reasonable (including those for truly rare Vogue Designer patterns), these were delivered in excellent condition, packaged securely, and had a quick 3-day turnaround from order to delivery. She also sent a sweet card thanking me for my purchase...I love that!

Butterick 2564

I adore this suit for its dual tucks that are at the neckline of the top and duplicated in the jacket. The suit reminds me of my only hand-made interview suit for my first “real” job in publishing. It was also a 60’s style cropped, short-sleeve jacket with rounded edges with a slight A-line skirt in a black poly/cotton blend with a linen weave. I regret that I don’t have a picture of the suit or of the pattern. I believe it was a Vogue wardrobe pattern though.* I also can’t remember what kind of top I wore with this but I’m 90% sure that I was wearing Mary-Janes on my feet. I mean, when am I NOT wearing some form of Mary-Jane?

It was one of those outfits that always got a compliment and was remembered. It had a definite Ann Marie from “That Girl” vibe to it.

Vogue 7164

This dress would have fit perfectly as part of Audrey Hepburn's wardrobe in either How to Steal a Million or Paris When It Sizzles.

Vogue 6506

The purchase of this pattern was influenced by this picture of a Giambattista Valli dress I clipped from Glamour magazine at least a year ago, Simplicity 2591 seen made up here, and the vintage Vogue pattern above. I love how the pockets are combined with the seams and shirring of the dress to become a design element of their own.

Update: Found it, the suit was from Vogue 8333!


Gertie said...

Ooh, great scores! I especially love the one in the middle!

Gretchen the Household Deity said...

Especially love that Vogue 7164! What a dynamite dress!

Antoinette said...

V7164 looks fabulous! I also clipped out that very sam Giambattista dress last year! LOL