Thursday, June 30, 2011

Advance 9247 Slim or Flared Skirt - Proportioned / ca. 1960

Holiday Weekend Sale - 20% off Starting at Midnight Tonite and ending July 5th Tuesday Night!
Use coupon code FREEDOM during checkout to get your discount.  I will be travelling home from SoCal on Tuesday so all paid orders will go out later next week.  No posting tomorrow as I am heading out not just for the 4th of July holiday weekend but for my sister's marriage on Sunday evening!  What a special weekend I will have!  We are wishing all of you a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  God Bless America!


Advance 9247 Slim or Flared Skirt - Proportioned / ca. 1960 is the featured vintage pattern.  View:  All 1960's Skirt Patterns if that's your favorite era!

Thank you Joni for the Titanic Pattern page.  If you love that era / movie and want to recreate some of the fashions you can go there and find alot of difference patterns both new and vintage that can be made with some peaking and tweaking to replicate those styles.  Pretty nifty!

Featured new is a beauty:  Butterick 3918 First Class Jacket, Skirt & Pants 2003 and I just can't imagine using any other color combination.


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Simplicity 6532 Fetching One-Piece Dress 1966

Yes a SALE ON FRIDAY with 20% off all orders.  Use coupon code FRISALE starting midnight tonite and lasting until Friday midnight.  Have fun!


Simplicity 6532 Fetching One-Piece Dress 1966 with a neat "double-breasted" bodice.  A great style to wear at the mall or to lunch at the bistro.

Today's the big "Dollar Day" sale at the Goodwill which means certain color tags are only $1.00 each.  Yay!  I've become a huge designer snob with quite the wardrobe.  When I see something cute but it has a Walmart or Target label I scoff and put it back - hah!  Only Liz Claiborne or Ann Taylor for me.  Just kidding - if it's cute it's MINE!  But I do have a ton of designer items.

 
Featured new has a western flavor:  McCall's 7238 Rodeo Chic Jacket or Vest & Skirt 1994 one of the McC Old West Brand patterns put out by McCall's. 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Advance 3140 College Gal's Waistcoat & Skirt / ca. 1942

 
Neat retro looking school or work outfit is featured today:  Advance 3140 College Gal's Waistcoat & Skirt / ca. 1942 in a never out of date style.

Thank you to LaRaLil for the nice blog in response to a vintage pattern order she received last week. Okay I don't know what it says but she swears it's a compliment.  
 Finally have our hot hot hot weather.  It is 110 right now but I am shivering in the air conditioning inside.  Don't dare turn it down or off though as it's hard for the A/C to play catch up with the temperatures.  Got to get the boat ready for the river.  Maybe I'll get my husband to get it out this evening so we can polish and wax and clean it all and get it set to go fishing and swimming.  The Colorado River here is so dang cold that unless it's been over 105 for a consistent period of time the river stays very cold.  Should be nice and warm now.  July and August are perfect for swimming and tubing if not for fishing.  We take our inner tubes, a big float with an ice chest full of water and beer and soda and maybe some margaritas and some snack foods and spend 6 or 8 hours floating down the river.

Featured new isn't special or rare but so useful:  Simplicity 3822 Crafty Beachy Tote Bags 2007 so you can personalize your beach or picnic tote.
 


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Friday, June 17, 2011

McCall's 3079 Top of the Line Skirt 1954

Starting right now a sale for you readers!  20% off entire order just use coupon code SUMMER!

Whipped out some patterns yesterday and then took a friend to Mexico to have a wisdom tooth pulled.  Emergency extraction!  We have all our dental work done in Mexico in offices newer, nicer, more modern than here in Yuma or for anywhere else that I can recall.  We are fortunate to have dental insurance but it's still cheaper in Mexico.

After Mexico I hit the thrift stores in town and it was a bonus trip.  Got almost 200 and they are most of them uncut Vogue patterns from the 1980's to 1990's.  The pile of unscanned and unlisted is getting taller ...

After getting home late yesterday no energy to put in for today but whipped some out this morning.


My favorite for today is:  McCall's 3079 Top of the Line Skirt 1954- very useable straight skirt.  It's true beauty lies in that zippered pocket.  Don't think I've seen an oldie with zipper pockets before.


Featured new has a unique "jacket" : McCall's 4608 Cocoon Shaped Pajama Top, Pants & Nightgown 1989 and that pajama top is fun!


Have a wonderful summer weekend!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

McCall 7124 Delightful Day or Evening Skirt 1947

 
McCall 7124 Delightful Day or Evening Skirt 1947- nothing beats a great skirt paired with a vintage blouse.  The evening length of course is the highlight for me.

It never rains .... had to replace my computer monitor a few weeks ago when it went "blank" and then my computer died just before the weekend.  So a new computer and a new scanner (the old one wasn't compatible") gave me a few fits but now I wish I had done it sooner.  The new computers are like greased lightning.

 
 
Featured new:   Butterick 3999 Eye Popping Sleeveless Dress, Top & Skirt 1995 with side buttoning just killer.  I love patterns that have graceful waistlines which this one does.  After years of watching "What Not to Wear" (the UK version is better than the US version) I know better than to wear something like this myself as I am too short and stumpy.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Butterick 5128 Versatile Raglan Sleeved Coat & Dress / ca. 1969

JUST FOR YOU SALE NOW UNTIL 12:00 SUNDAY NIGHT!  Use coupon code BLOG4YOU and get 20% off your entire order.  Enjoy!



Butterick 5128 Versatile Raglan Sleeved Coat & Dress / ca. 1969 super sharp!  Has a very Jackie Kennedy feel about it even though it's late 60's.  Wish the pattern included that little tilt back hat.

The middle "white" coat pulls me - brocade is mentioned in suggested fabrics and a white "Asian" styled crisp design would be wonderful.  Oh check this out at housefabric.com

Butterick 4821 Headturning Top & Skirt 1987 is the featured "new" today.  What a stunner!  I can't say enough about this gorgeous outfit.



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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Woman's Day 3268 Fashionista's Authentic Fur Coat + Bonus! / circa 1950


Woman's Day 3268 Fashionista's Authentic Fur Coat + Bonus! / circa 1950 with instructions on sewing this with real fur.  It also comes with a complimentary needle in a little folder from Woman's Day.  
 
 
Featured new is a little different today and when I found this I wished that I knew how to crochet.  Tea Cozies - Something for Everyone from Quirky to Classy 2007.



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

McCall's 8587 Exclusively Yours "Accessory" Dress 1951


McCall's 8587 Exclusively Yours "Accessory" Dress 1951 in such a fine condition.  Looks like it was new just yesterday.  Excellent color - my compliments to whoever preserved this pattern. 

Finally found a bunch of 40's and 50's patterns so keep an eye out daily.

Received some very painful and scary news late last week and I will be spending some extra time traveling to support my family.   I put some patterns in yesterday but the bulk of the day was on the phone.  If I don't blog go ahead and check into the site because listing takes precedent over the blog I'm afraid.  Keep us in your prayers.  Thanks -


Featured new :  McCall's 5176 Rodeo Drive Hottie Jacket 2006 with some nice extra features. 

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Monday, June 6, 2011

McCall 8222 Skirt in a Class by Itself 1950

 

Another great idea sent in by Nancy to make notebooks not just more "useable" but also more personal and my own idea is to use this idea with recipes.  Don't we all have a folder stuck off somewhere with recipes we've clipped?  Notebook with Envelope Pockets


Featured new:  Simplicity 6874 Sharp Jacket, Top & Skirt 2009 that has figure friendly shaping.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Wanted to do some yard work but it was too breezy for that - just when I want to sweep the patio along comes the wind.  I swear before next weekend the patio will be swept clean so we can sit outside now that it is so nice and warm outside.


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