Do you read the notes dressmakers write on patterns? September 17, 2012 06:46 1 Comment

One of the many things I have always loved about vintage patterns are notes written by the original dressmaker. Over the years, I've seen many. "My wedding dress," "Jim, Jim, Jim, Jim, Jim!" and "Not a good pattern."

And then there is this one. J. Stuckey wrote "Excellent pattern." You can certainly tell she loved this one. And I certainly agree that it is one of the most beautiful 1930s evening gowns I've seen. It's breathtaking. Truly. From the halter neckline to the skirt that flares just so. This even includes the perfect slip pattern to wear with this dress.

What are some of your favorite pattern notes?

Oh, and lest I forget, the details on this one, which is, of course, available at The Blue Gardenia: Butterick 7724 Evening or Dinner Gowns and Slip Bust 34 Complete; skirt trimmed and extensions present $225.

If you can't say no to this tried-and-true glamorous pattern, drop by The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. (We happily ship abroad, of course, although there is a fee, less than the postal service charges us. You may choose Global Priority or Global Express. We love them both. We do.) And we take American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal and Visa. Isn't that fabulous? I think so. I do.