Thursday, May 24, 2012

McCall's 7449 Executive Secretary Two-Piece Dress - Two Skirts 1964

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My grandfather Richard W.J. Strong died on November 3, 1918 during WWI and is buried at the Meuse Argonne Cemetary in France.  In those days most of the men killed were buried overseas usually in the country they were killed in.  There is a wonderful site called the American Battle Monuments Commission where I went years ago to locate where my grandfather was buried.  They have indexes to research names and even which war to search.  If you have a loved one who died overseas it's a great place to start to hopefully find out where they were laid to rest.   Here is a link to a video memorial about the cemetaries:  ABMC Video

For sheer class this McCall's 7449 Executive Secretary Two-Piece Dress - Two Skirts 1964 absolutely gets a Blue Ribbon. 

Another extra classy fashion combo is Simplicity 4123 Dazzling Sheath Dress, Tunic & Jacket / ca. 1961 and what a dashing jacket this is!  The "Tunic" reminds me of what is called a tabard.  Each item is just a bit unique and stand out. 

I haven't found many apron patterns lately but did get this one which I thught was extra cute - Simplicity 3718 Kitchen Diva Aprons / ca. 1951 a very "peaky" apron.

Had a wonderful experience the other day when I received an email from a lady who asked about a pattern I had.  When I find patterns that have a name on them or has an envelope with their name I use it in the title or make mention in the description.  She said her son lived in Scotland and was researching and found her name!  She asked if the Marilyn Mollicone mentioned in my listing lived in Maine - well I had the envelope and yes it was her.  How fun is that!  She didn't remember having that pattern but figured she must have sold it at a yard sale.  Marilyn Mollicone is obviously a fashion diva with great style!  Here is the pattern that was formerly hers:  Spadea 1179 "Marilyn's" Classic American "Shirt" Dress 1954 

Featured newer pattern is:  New Look 6043 Bellissimo Dress with Two Necklines 1980's and nothing is quite like the original New Look Patterns.
I came across another pattern that I've had a few times and it always flies out of stock so if it rings your bell buy it quick before it's gone: Simplicity 8959 Pullover Muumuu Dress - Cute & Casual 1994 

That will do it for today - I will post tomorrow if I get the energy to put anything in for tomorrow or if I decide to truly take the weekend off!  Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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