Sexy Pucci culottes. Stylish Lanvin cocktail dress and coat. Yes . . .

this is a shameless plug. It is. But I know you want to know that The Blue Gardenia has just added a potpourri of patterns. (Annoying alliteration, indeed. But sometimes, I just cannot resist. And sometimes I simply refuse to resist.)

A few favorites, among the many:

Oh my. These are outstanding. So chic. So timeless. So comfy! How can you say no? Dont even think of it!

Want to practice the welt pocket techniques you learned in Gertie's latest Craftsy class? Vogue Special Design S-4689 offers that opportunity. And the collar is so dramatic. And bee-yoo-tee-ful.

Want to channel Bette Davis in a fabulous 1940s blouse? then look no further than McCall 3605. Love love love this one!

Of course, if Jean Shrimpton is your style icon, may I suggest this magnificent Lanvin-Castillo coat and cocktail frock? I see it with a French twist.

Doncha just love patterns? Doncha just love vintage style? I do. Aboslutely.

And, yes, these patterns are available at The Blue Gardenia, along with thousands of others. Thousands! The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling, and domestic shipping is free. We also ship abroad ? happily ? but there is a fee, although we charge less than the postal service charges us.