Dior. Laroche. Simonetta. And shiny stars without names. May 29, 2012 01:32

Oh, do I have treats in store for you, dearest readers. I do. A platterful, in fact. The Blue Gardenia has just added new vintage patterns, and they are smashing. They are. Absolutely. Let me tease you with a few hand-picked cherries:

I love, love, love — let me say it again — love Vogue Paris Original 1310, designed by the masterful Guy Laroche, and that love is true. So very. We've had this one several times, but, alas, not in my size. Drat. (When you adore vintage patterns as I do, and you sell vintage patterns, you must have parameters. You absolutely must. And they must be strong. Unbreakable. Therefore, I can only keep patterns in my size.) I love the collar. I love the culotte. So stylish. Yet, so comfortable.

Simplicity 2153
is another that I see myself wearing. (So far, only in my dreams. Alas. But, one day, I'll find it in my size.) It is so spare, so elegant. The V-neckline is sexy, but still on this side of ladylike. Grace Kelly-Audrey Hepburn ladylike. This dress can go to the office, to church, the grocery store, to the most high-toned restaurant. A regular wardrobe essential. Yes indeed.

Imagine Butterick 6788 whipped up in something sheer and gauzy, something that will show the merest glimpse of your comely shape. Wear it on the beach or by the pool, over your most daring swimsuit. Can you see yourself in it? I can. I can. I can.

And if you are learning to sew, may I suggest Anne Adams Instructor 4992? So cute. So cool. I want to see this one on you. I do. So, if you buy it, you must promise to allow me to feature you in your finished dress right here on this blog. (And for sharing, you'll get a 20% discount on your next TBG order. You will. Isn't that grand?)

Let me finish up with Simonetta's Vogue Couturier Design 1746. I'll let the picture tell the story. It yells. And it whispers.

So. There ya go. A handful of pretties. And we've added so many more. Several handfuls, actually. So click over right this minute. You don't want these to go to someone else's closet. Do you?

All these irresistible — prove my choice of adjective correct, all righty?  — 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 gladly ship abroad for a fee — less than the post office charges us, in fact.) So. Come over. Do. Now.