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And sew to dress: Debi of My Happy Sewing Place January 02, 2013 06:38

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Oh, how I love this feature. Pretending I am stylist to the sewing blogger stars. Today, I shall focus on Debi of My Happy Sewing Place. She is a Debi_fry major fan of vintage McCall patterns (as am I). And I think she would look swell in McCall 4583. It's from 1943. It's so versatile: smart jacket, Hepburn slacks, sassy shorts, classic shirt, comfy vest — perfect for walks around Edinburgh. (Well, it's a little chilly for the shorts, but she could wear them on a visit to warmer climes.) Don't you love it? I do. Indeed.

By the way, she's having a sale at her Etsy shop, Weaving Destination. Just use this code: Happy 2013. That entitles you to 10% off. Yippee! And you'll not only be saving, you'll be doing good. How's that for a way to get the new year off to a great start?

Speaking of sales, don't forget The Blue Gardenia's end-of-year sale. For details, click here.


And sew to dress: Elle of It's a Sewing Life September 22, 2012 00:00 3 Comments

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Congratulations are in order for Elle of the wonderful blog It's a Sewing Life. She's got a brand-spankin' new job in a bridal salon. She started Elle-bg the 16th, and I can't wait to read her post about her experiences. She can only wear black in her new position, and I'd like to recommend this gorgeous Hannah Troy dress pattern from 1960. I think it would be smashing on Elle. I see her in the pencil skirt style, peering down just a wee bit imperiously as she steers her clients to just the right gown. 

And yes, most appreciated readers, this outstanding 1960s design, McCall's 5592, is available at The Blue Gardenia,  where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. (And we happily ship abroad  — Global Priority or Global Express, your choice  — for a fee, generally even less than the USPS charges us. Are we wonderful, fabulous, divine?  Well, yes. Yes, we are. And we'll say so ourselves. We most certainly will.)

Of course, I hope Elle snaps this up first. She is, after all, wearing Vogue Paris Original 2692 designed by Molyneux in the photo, and she purchased it at The Blue Gardenia. Doesn't she look as if she stepped right off a glossy page in it? She does. Indeed. Elle, may I twist your arm so that you'll star in another Gardenia Garments? Or perhaps pretty please with fresh organic Brown Turkey figs on top would work better?


And sew to dress: Sunni of A Fashionable Stitch August 24, 2012 03:33

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Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. That is what I have been doing. Wondering which of my many favorite bloggers I most want to see in this sensational Simonetta dress, Vogue Paris Original 1746. It is so stunning. Absolutely. One of my favorite 1960s designs. And that would be ever. I do not exaggerate.

So. After months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds, I have reached a conclusion: Sunni, she of the scrumptious blog A Fashionable Stitch. Sunni_stitch Pile that luscious, abundant red hair on top of her head, don this sophisticated frock, and she would be as cool, as fetching as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Don't you agree?

And yes, dear ma'ams and sirs, this outstanding 1960s design is available at The Blue Gardenia,  where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. (And we happily ship abroad  — Global Priority or Global Express, your choice  — for a fee, generally even less than the USPS charges us. Are we wonderful, fabulous, divine?  Well, yes. Yes, we are. And we'll say so ourselves. We most certainly will.)


And sew to dress: Erica B. of DIY Style! August 05, 2012 05:42 2 Comments

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Ever since I put Vogue Americana 2557, a gorgeous jumpsuit designed by Donald Brooks on The Blue Gardenia, I've wanted to see it on tres Erica_b_jumpsuitglamorous blogger Erica B. It's sexy, like she is. It's beautiful, like she. It's fierce, like she. And Ms. B. likes jumpsuits. (See her in contemporary McCall's 6083 at left.) I know that from reading her always informative blog, Erica B DIY Style!

Alas, she hasn't responded to my ESP messages to buy this. Darn. But. Don't you think she would be absolutely stunning in it, as impossible-to-resist as the most luscious and rich slice of Red Velvet Cake? I do.

The details: Vogue Americana 2557 Jumpsuit Bust 36 Still in factory folds w/Vogue sew-in label $60 (We also have this in Bust 38.)

And I won't even tell you to check out her blog. Because I know you already have.


And sew to dress: Anne of Pretty Grievances July 23, 2012 13:27 1 Comment

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Welcome to the debut of my new series, And Sew to Dress. ( In which I hope I don't offend my favorite bloggers.) At any rate, here's the gist of it: I dress a blogger in fantasy clothes. Just the way I want to see her or him. Naturally, the patterns are available at The Blue Gardenia. (Yes. I know. I'm shameless in my attempts to keep our pups in spa food. The Blue Gardenia mascots need to be kept happy!)

Pretty–headToday, Anne of Pretty Grievances is on the rack. I'd love to see Anne in Hollywood 905. First, Anne is witty, and isn't this a perfect 1930s screwball comedienne-goes-to-lunch dress? Second, she'd look so chic walking her canine pals in this ensemble. The pooches would be strutting with pride. Yes, indeedy! I think either view would work nicely, though I prefer the green one. (But that's only because I'm not the frilly type.)

And if you haven't, do check out Pretty Grievances. Anne will have you spitting your caramel macchiato all over your computer screen because you can't stop laughing. I am not pulling your leg.