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Do you read the notes dressmakers write on patterns? September 17, 2012 07:46 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.

Just curious: How much time do you spend on your muslins? January 10, 2012 04:15 6 Comments

So, dear readers, what do you say? I wonder if I spend too much time. I spent hours on this one.

(The pattern is for sale at The Blue Gardenia. In case you decide you just can't live without it. And it is a gorgeous style.) Love it. I do.

I eagerly await your responses. Breathlessly.