Starting a 15% off SALE TOMORROW thru SUNDAY night!! I'll post the discount code tomorrow morning. Not going anywhere but haven't had a sale since New Year's weekend and it's always good to move some extra stock to put more stuff in.
More Style Patterns put in today and more on their way to me too. So if you are a "Style" fan keep an eye out.
Simplicity 3591 Work of Art Sheath Dress / ca. 1960 with nice underarm stitching (dolman?) and that little collar is a must. Some day's listings are better than others and today well they are all awesome! Got that bunch of Style Patterns and put some in today and will put more in tomorrow and I have another batch on the way to me. They are all early 1990's and getting harder to find.
Put my first posting on Vintage Bulletin and even had a sale! It's not just a blog but also a place for dealers and sellers to post new and interesting stuff for sale. Check it out if you haven't it is awesome.
Melodee from ML Creations sent me a huge box of vintage buttons and I spent last evening with them spread around on the living room floor and salivating. I set some aside just for me (grin) and some will go as extra little "gifts" to my customers with pattern orders. She knew that I love to add little treasures so a big thank you Melodee!
Put alot in for the next few days already! Most of them are newer but I'll be going through some oldies to put in each day as well. Here are the links to what I have already put in so you can beat the rush - I wish LOL:
Simplicity 6328 Refined Retro Dress & Jacket 1965 - out of nearly 50 listings today this is THE ONE. Best of all it's one of the few plus size vintage patterns out there that is actually stylish. I have alot of buyers and visitors asking for stylish plus patterns. Believe me I always pick them up when I find them! Speaking of Style I just acquired number of Style Patterns that I should get in about a week. Like the New Look line (pre-Simplicity acquisition) their designs ring my bell. A bonus is the multi-sizing. It's always a heartbreak to find an awesome pattern in one size only. That's expected with the oldies but some of the newer only have one size or a 3-5 size. These puppies are 6-16 or 6-18.
Listed a Vogue 9970 that made me bust out laughing. Not the jacket and dress but the hat! It's kind of an offside conehead design. Who would wear that LOL!
Sorry no sale this weekend as I promised. We didn't go camping - no big surprise. The west coast is getting its butt kicked with rain and snow. Our old neighbors said our old house has snow up to the windows. Okay I "sort of" miss that. But not the shoveling. We got mass amounts of rain and i refuse to camp in the mud. I'll have the sale next weekend instead. My sister is coming for a long weekend and we'll be busy shopping - oh yeah!
No listings or blog this weekend. I promised my husband to actually take a few days off and spent time with him. Oh - okay!
McCall's 8335 Show Stopping Dress 1966 with a nice high-yoked bodice and variable sleeveless or long puffy sleeves. Rain rain rain today. Delaying mailing of packages today so as to avoid any wet packages! No end in sight today. Kind of a nice change though - we are usually so dang dry.
Found a very cool blog site that puts my little one to shame! It is the Vintage Bulletin and as soon as I can figure out how to join I am going to LOL. It has much more than just vintage patterns and covers vintage fashions of all kinds. Pretty neat!
Finally found a way to add extra pictures yay. Sometimes I want to put other stuff in and well it took me a while to figure it out.
Also an interesting - though pretty pricey - clothing and accessory site that had this very cute mod dress in a number of fabric styles at ModCloththey had a ton of clothing and accessories to choose from so check it out.
Another weird day yesterday with high winds, rain and power surges. Had my computer down on and off late yesterday so had to finish scanning and listing today. Sigh -it's only Wednesday what else will happen?
Sorry to post late today. While I was scanning and editing yesterday my computer wigged out and panicked with a virus. Blew me away - I hadn't even been at odd sites just my regular ones. What a mess. My husband spent hours trying to get rid of it and doing hours of anti virus scanning. We have a virus protection which alerted us that we were infected. So weird. So I finished scanning and editing this morning and just got done listing. Whew.
Simplicity 4262 Dreamy Dress - Wow Neckline / ca. 1962 which normally I wouldn't put as a feature pattern because it is missing the front neck facing. But I couldn't find one other on the internet and it is a glorious style! That neckline is glorious. It has two skirts - one of which is uncut. It's also a Slenderette pattern.
Got a fun collection of costume patterns this weekend that I put in too. Found several from the ArkiVestry Haunt series that are so Cirque Du Soleil Goth looking - very fun!
Got a new cellphone yesterday. The new technology is mind boggling. Touch control, screen scrolling by touch, internet, and so many features it is intimidating. It will be much more user friendly for keeping in touch with my customers. Are you as addicted to cell phones as I am?
Butterick 8792 "Firecracker Flounce" Skirt / ca. 1959 the ultimate wiggle skirt. The description actually calls it a "firecracker flounce" - which makes me long that today's patterns be more creative in their descriptions like older pattern makers did. The generic and boring description makes me yawn.
SALE STARTING TODAY JUST FOR YOU GUYS! Use coupon code SEWSALE for 15% off. I'll end the sale Sunday night so shop away. I won't be doing a listing tomorrow. We're going to the home and garden show this weekend and I'm going to relax. All orders ship Monday or Tuesday. I always shoot for Monday but usually there are extra orders over the weekend (which is good for me - smile) but I can't always beat that mailman.
With the sucky economy it does seem like more and more people are turning to making their own clothes. Makes sense to me. We are all feeling the pinch in our pocketbooks. So we will all do what we always do - tighten the belt and go on. Are we flexible and resiliant or what!
Do you have any hints, suggestions, tips to pass on to save money? Pass them on to me and I'll list them!
Kwik Sew 1642 Eye Catching Angular Dress & Jumper 1987 so very 80's in styling. Does it matter anymore if something is "out of style" or is there any such thing? This look just doesn't seem "out" to me. The good thing about Kwik Sew is the multi-sizing. Nothing more disappointing than loving a pattern not in your size huh! The dress doesn't "blow my skirt up" but the jumper sure does. Not a fan of dolman (?) sleeves I guess.
Spadea S-378 Spectacular Bubble Dress 1957 featured today but dang who would wear this. It cannot be flattering to anyone can it? Who could wear this and look good? Maybe as a shortie I'm just jealous of anyone who could pull this off - grin.
Super lunch with my girlfriend yesterday trying to catch up on 30+ years of history and reminiscing about old friends and co-workers. Neither of us fainted at the sight of the other fortunately. She has always been a "lady" and still is. I'm still the tomboyish jeans and tennis shoes gal. Some things never change.
Having lunch today with a old friend that I haven't seen in probably 35 years! We went all through school together and then into college. Not sure who is going to faint first when we meet. Don't we all have a mental picture of then and when reality sets in we scream. Wish me luck.
Just a quick blog today we are having a yard sale! So my husband is in the background yelling put your clothes on and hurry up! Oh wait - I'm in my robe not nude LOL. Coffee just beeped too so off I go! A quick caffeine shot and I'll be racing around setting up -
McCall's 5005 Cosmopolitan Wiggle Dress & Jacket 1959 with a nice ooh la la dress but check out that little jacket! Skip the dress and with a cute top and a pair of jeans this jacket rocks. Some styles are truly timeless. Found a couple of very neat 50's and 60's patterns that are listed today. Dang I am tempted to try that jacket! If it's not snatched up well it may be mine! Any suggestions for fabric?
Found an great author recently and am working my way through all his books. Vince Flynn - who writes modern day CIA - spy - terrorist novels that are hard to put down! What is truly amazing is he is extremely dyslexic and has worked around this difficulty to put out some awesome thrillers.
McCall's 2288 Singing Cowboy Western Shirt + Transfer 1958 one of several to be listed this week of old Cowboy shirts I found at an antique shop over the weekend. For a break in camping the ladies and I headed into town to shop. Found a big box of old patterns stuck in a corner. I was in heaven! Sorry to miss yesterday and be late today. It was so beautiful we stayed an extra day (again) and got home late yesterday. Luckily I did quite a bit of scanning in between rides and relaxing so I'm at least not behind in that way.