Planning your fall and winter wardrobe? Then let me suggest . . . September 22, 2011 01:38 3 Comments

We've been counting. Checking. Archiving. Scanning. Coding. All for you. (And, of course, the mortgage company and our little canine pals.)

We've added many vintage patterns. Many. We know that you'll find something you just can't breathe without for one more moment. May I share a few of my favorites with you, loyal customers and dear readers? It will only take a moment. You'll enjoy it. You will.

Ahhhh. Winter is just around the corner. Snow. Ice. Skating. And won't you be the cherry on the top when you are twirling in Advance 4012? You will. Indeed. The details: Skating Dress and Bonnet Bust 31 Complete; skirt trimmed, but extensions are present $39. Circa 1940s.

And for those days when you want to feel your most elegant, your most ladylike, you'll don Advance 7793. Perhaps in buttercup silk faille. Yes, that is definitely the perfect fabric choice. Details, if you please: Dresses Bust 34 Still in factory folds $33. From the 1950s. Of course.

Spadea NS-225
To bring a little — why be modest? — a lot of style to the executive suite, you'll whip up Spadea NS-225. Those sleeves are the most. Absolutely. Perhaps in plum wool crepe. You'll wear this one for years. Timeless and chic. So very.  News you can use: Suit Designed by Ronald Patterson of London Bust 38 Still in factory folds $65.

And for those special holiday soirees, you must have McCall 4075, copyright 1941. You must. Truly. Unforgettable lines. And it's not a dress. No. It's a pajama ensemble! For dinner. For evening. For the beach. Talk about multipurpose. And how. The fine print: Bust 36 Still in factory folds Copyright 1941 $250.

All of these smashing vintage patterns can be yours. Just drop by The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. (And, yes, we happily ship abroad — either Global Priority or Express — for less than USPS charges us. Isn't that grand? I think so.)