I love this pattern! Simplicity 2585 Bound to Impress Dress with Two Skirts / ca. 1958 - especially the "sheer" bodice version. Lovely trim around neckline with matching trim following the buttons looks very slimming. A good find for me to pass on to you.
The "two skirts" patterns are very popular. I can see why - it would be hard to pick which one to use - so of course both can be made. Handy!
What an out of this world pattern this is: Vogue 8578 Square Necked "Grace Kelly" Dress 1955 - totally a Princess Grace style.
I've been on a roll finding 50's and 60's patterns lately. It goes in cycles. I have a huge bin still to go thru sitting by my couch. Next time I sit down to watch a movie I will start counting pieces.
A few 30's patterns located lately and here is the one I put in today:
I'm always pleased when pattern pieces are in such nice condition as with this one.
Looking for a classic "sheath" dress? Here it is:
It's another one with two skirts - the fuller one makes me think of more casual outings but the slim one says smart!
Brace yourself! Butterick 5740 Summer Evening Cocktail Party Dress 1950's a scarce sexy movie star dress that even today they try to reproduce it but nothing compares to the original.
Speaking of Marilyn Monroe I came across a dress - not a costume pattern but an actual dress pattern styled after her movie The Seven Year Itch - remember her scene standing on the subway grate? Butterick 6202 Marilyn Monroe Seven Year Itch Halter Dress & Shawl 1980's
Very rare pattern - very sought after too.
For "new" patterns I will start with : Burda 8880 Corporate Haute Jacket & Skirt 2000's which is very edgy looking to me. The long skirt rocks.
Only a few from today jumped out at me. I did find another of one that I listed last month but in a different size. Since it is very summery thought I would link to both of them:
There's alot you can do with this pattern!