Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I found this one in a stack of newer patterns last weekend and about fainted. The envelope is quite tatty but the pattern itself is uncut. McCall's 9243 Breathtaking Strapless Evening Dress & Coat 1952 and the detailing on the upper bodice and lower skirt is fantabulous. The coat has that same puffy detailing at the end of the sleeves. This dress is best worn in the spotlights of a movie premiere.

Here's what else is new!

1940's Patterns

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Marian Martin 9085 Retro Diva Dress with Attached Capelet 1960's just the dress to swing your hips! The capelet buttons on to the dress - which makes my head spin thinking about what kind of vintage buttons to use. This dress makes me think of a sexy Clara Barton. Hah!
Here's what listed today!
Back to being the "Scanning Goddess" to put some up tomorrow!

Monday, September 28, 2009

What a "together" outfit this is! Advance 3073 High Society Retro Dress & Jacket 1960's - very "Mad Men" styling. My sister says the show is fabulous but I haven't seen anything but the commercials and love the fashions! Very successful long weekend sale and I thank you all very much. I'm happily pulling more patterns out since I now have room to stuff them.

Some nice oldies put in today including some Hollywood Patterns and some exceptional Mail Order Patterns too. Here are the rest:

Vintage 1940's Patterns

Vintage 1950's Patterns

Vintage 1960's Patterns

Vintage 1970's Patterns

1980's Patterns

1990's Patterns

Friday, September 25, 2009

Here's a fun one - Simplicity 9126 Nuclear Set of Hippie Vests 1970 with a hoodie version that is super. A bit medieval mod looking. I put in a couple of rather nice 1980's Halter Dress / Jumpsuit Patterns that are worth checking out too.

We went on that nice (?) ride yesterday and my enthusiasm got the better of us. It was a bit too warm but we were determined to have a good time LOL. By the time we got home we were fried (not sunburn just heat) - sigh - maybe in a few weeks!

I have my SECOND picture to make up a gallery of items made from patterns. I want to have a number before I create a page link. SO SEND ME YOUR PICTURES and also include the pattern make and number so I can reference that too and include a copy side by side.

Thank you Erin from Dressaday for always being on top of my sales so her many readers can get some deals!

Here's what went in today - and after putting these here I realized I'm a bit weak on the oldies. Sorry! I got so excited over the great 1970's / 1980's I pulled out of the closet I spaced:

Vintage 1930's Patterns (1)

1950's Patterns (1)

1960's Patterns (1)

1970's Patterns (11)

1980's Patterns (15)

1990's Patterns (8)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Simplicity 2849 Remarkable Suspender Skirt, Blouse & Bolero 1930's - I had this same pattern a while back and it didn't last long as you can imagine. How odd to find this same one in another stack I recently picked up. But I'm happy because it is so cute! So few of these oldies left.
SALE STARTED TODAY!!! The discount code for 15% off is CLEANING and the sale is thru Sunday evening. Here's a quick link:
My husband and I are heading out this morning for a day ride in our Prowler. It's supposed to be a bit cooler (101) today and we have missed our rides. Just before the heat we were in the hills near Senator Wash and we saw wild donkeys and even a herd of deer!
Here is what listed today:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

McCall 7301 Irresistible Sports Dress & Bolero 1948 - I mean who would play sports in that dress? That's a strutting around in the sun saying "Look at Me" dress. No one wants to sweat in that outfit. I have this in a Size 14 Bust 32. While researching I found one other and snatched it up. So by next week I'll have another of the same size listed so no fighting over it LOL.
Found about 20 or 30 brand new Vogue patterns yesterday (from the 1990's) and an absolutely yummy early 1950 evening gown and coat. It's strapless and the ultimate movie premiere outfit. I need to research it and make sure it's complete (It appears uncut in factory folds) and look for it next week.
Here's a secret for you readers (if I am repeating myself from an earlier blog better letting you know twice than not at all!). I try to list the evening before and then put the link in late evening or when I get up in the morning. Here is how I do the code link: The first three letters of the month - the day - the year. I don't use any zeroes as in 03 09 etc. So today is sep239 tomorrow sep249 etc. So if you want a sneak peak make a note. Sometimes I run late and do it the morning of the listing but I sure try to get ahead!
Listings today:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I mean what can I say? Anyone who can wear this and pull it off will make me green with envy. The only time I could have worn this was when I was 12.
SALE COMING! I'll be starting a sale with 15% off on Thursday morning thru Sunday evening. I have so many patterns I am about maxed out on space. So an extra long sale to get some room. And I have three huge boxes of patterns still to go thru and more coming. The sale will start about 7:00 a.m. on Thursday. The checkout code will be CLEANING - but it won't be good until Thursday sorry!
Here is what went in today:

Monday, September 21, 2009

Simplicity 8090 Bow Decorated Two-Piece Mod Dress 1969 which takes a nice and stylish two-piece dress and adds those bows! It's a Simplicity Designer Fashion Pattern. Later this week I'll be sending out a newsletter with some details on a pattern sale. It will probably start on Thursday or Friday and I'll post it here as well so if you don't get my website newsletter you can find out here. It will be for 15% off so make your wish list now!
Here is what listed today:

Friday, September 18, 2009

Simplicity 3262 Amazing Dress with Detachable Collar & Cuffs / ca. 1950 with the blue dress on the left having a sheer "overdress", the red dress has little ties on shoulders and there is some spiffy stitching to make them both have a fitted bodice. Super rare I couldn't find another anywhere on the internet. And that huge collar is detachable. Uber fashionista!
I'll be taking the weekend off as usual - some patterns listing tomorrow but most are 70's to 90's as I've sold quite a few newer ones laterly so I need to restock. When I started my site it was surprising to me how fast the newish patterns sold. But taking into consideration how super expensive new ones are it's not really a shocker. People are getting more savvy too with the economy sucking so bad. I would encourage all of you to check out your thrift stores for fabric. I always see so much but it's beyond my storage to get any to think about selling. Blows me away what people get rid of. Goodwill and Salvation Army often have a ton of fabric and if any of you have a Savers near you they are good too.
Here is what listed today:
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend - and does it seem like the summer flew by? Fall is in the air!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My apologies for not posting this week! A very hectic weekend in Phoenix and right before we left while we were packing up the car my husband said "Watch out for that brick" - and since it was dark I remember thinking "What brick?" before I exploded my big toe on my right foot (the trouble with flip flops). Took my breath away and I couldn't even scream - hopped like mad into the house, collapsed on the kitchen floor bleeding away and clutching my foot. So I spent the rest of the weekend hobbling with a huge bandage on my foot.
But since I don't type with my feet it's not really an excuse just a bid for some sympathy LOL.
Here's a most special pattern listed this morning: McCall's 4186 Talk of the Town Two-Piece Dress 1957 - what more can I say to describe this? Really had some super special patterns listed this week. Here are some links to the last few days and today's postings:
Here is what listed today:

Friday, September 11, 2009

No formal blog today. This should be a day of remembrance and prayer for the victims and their families not only from September 11, 2001 but those who have died in the continuing struggle against terrorism.


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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Advance 9004 Fashion Diva Bubble or Full Skirted Party Dress / ca. 1959 - what more can I say? Full skirted version is simply nice but that bubble skirt rocks. Gotta be the right body shape for that one - It is so very vogue looking and I can see it at a Paris fashion show with the rich and famous.

Vintage 1940's Patterns - Listed Today

Vintage 1950's Patterns

Vintage 1960's Patterns

Vintage 1970's Patterns

1980's Patterns

1990's Patterns

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another newer but scarce pattern today even though I have a number of oldies listed this really caught my eye. Being a casual dresser in Yuma where it's so hot alot of the year this really looks cool. Simplicity 8682 Low Waisted Sailor Collar Dress 1988 and summer is not quite over yet!

Love those patterns with Sailor Collars!

The last few nights my husband and I have gone outside and watched the Space Station and the Shuttle go overhead. Gives me goosebumps. If you want to see it go here: and on the left there is a section to find your country and then it narrows down to city. Note - the first time I looked for it I thought it would look like an airplane overhead but it is a steady light that does not wink on and off. Earlier this week the shuttle was docked with the space station but last night it had undocked and was kind of cool to see two lights in synchronous orbit.

Vintage 1950's Patterns

Vintage 1960's Patterns

Vintage 1970's Patterns

1980's Patterns

1990's Patterns

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Quite a few oldies listed today but this unforgettable dress is the one I picked to feature. New Look 6035 La Dolce Vita Dress With Net Skirting 1980's is so striking. It reminds me of a sultry Spanish lady look. There's something about New Look Sewing Patterns that are so unique.
Hope that your holiday weekend was a fun one. We stayed at home mostly - it was way too busy at the river to take the boat out.
There were alot of shoppers online - sold alot of patterns to make room for more!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Here's a fashion that strikes me as very Gina Lollabrigida - Simplicity 2991 Italian Starlet Sheath Dress / ca. 1959. If you click on the link take a look at the red printed dress "belt" - which is fastened in the front on this dress and in the back on the other style. Really puts the zing in an otherwise simple dress.

Found some big lots of New Look patterns that are on their way to me now. Keep an eye out for those as I like to list them quickly. Went thru some extra nice 60's for completeness last night and check for those too. I'll try to scan some more today for tomorrow or Saturday.

Here's what listed today - no breakdown sorry. I am racing to get a bunch of new stuff in because I want to have extra time over the holiday weekend!

Sewing Patterns Listed Today

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This skirt visually makes me think of a "skirt of many colors" - Style 2543 Picture Perfect Jacket & Swishy Skirt 1994. Looks like a bit of work but worth it.

I'm sure most of you also visit Erin McKean's site Dressaday and wow she is famous! Check this out: Wikipedia and now we know why she has such an awesome site! If you haven't visited her blog well I worry about encouraging you to do so - she has the cream of the crop of blog sites and I can only daydream about being as good as she is - sigh. But do it anyway!

I'm still listing patterns for today and will edit this blog to put in the patterns later today!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Okay this is so politically incorrect but in 1951 who cared! Advance 5985 Coolie Coat & Trouser Pajamas / ca. 1951 is not particularly unique in design though it is cute but just them using the "C" word made me cringe and laugh at the same time.
I'm always looking for fashion terms and found a fun site for us children of the fifties. It is Slang a Hepcat's Guide oh the memories it brings back. There's a section called Kookie Talk and if any of you don't know who Kookie was well you haven't lived - grin.
One Very Pretty 2003 Prom Dress Pattern