Are you a Carole Lombard or a Rita Hayworth? Or maybe both.

We've added patterns at The Blue Gardenia. Yes. We have. I hope you are as excited as we are. I won't waste your time. I'll get right to the nitty gritty  with a few favorites from this huge update.


Oh, it was your fabulous idea. It was. Have a salon. A pianist playing Chopin. A flamenco dancer and guitarist. Canapes on silver (well, silverplate) platters. Oh, brother. The people that came! Too many to count. Too many that you've never laid eyes on before this night. And they show no signs of leaving. How will you get rid of them? How? Well. You aren't going to fret about that now. You're going to grab a plate of those miniature frosted brownies, cuddle up in one of your wing chairs, and giggle over the latest Carl Hiaasen. You know your guests will forgive you. Because you look so fabulous, so Carole Lombard, in your 1930s silk charmeuse pajamas, Butterick 6537. You do.


Which view of Butterick 3896, circa 1940s, will you make first? You love them all. Perhaps you'll go with View B. It's got that gypsy flair. Yes. That's the one. It will look amazing with your black crepe trousers and your new red wedgies. You'll pincurl your hair for Rita Hayworth waves. Yes. Absolutely. The cat's.


You are feeling so sophisticated at this moment, as you turn this way and that in front of the mirror. You adjust your hat. Tilt it just so. Smooth your hands over your hips. You love Vogue Special Design S-4460, circa 1953. It is special indeed. From the bodice details to the flaring back panel. Wow. This will give you an extra layer of confidence. Just what you need to meet his sister for the first time. Yes. Yes indeed. Now. Deep breath. Deep.

So. Hurry over to The Blue Gardenia, and shop, shop, shop. You'll find something you like. How can you not? And now for the fine print: New additions always go at the beginning of each category. And we take Mastercard, Visa, Discover and Amex, as well as Paypal to make it easier for you. And, of course, checks, money orders and cold hard cash. Actually, we take warm soft cash, too. We are so agreeable.