Shameless plug: Oh, the choices. They boggle the mind. Really.

1930s_slacks_pattern Ahhhhh, girls and boys. I have wrested myself from the sofa and a Lifetime movie about obsession (don't ask me the name of it - I haven't a clue . . . but I'm sure it was very, very high-toned) to update The Blue Gardenia. Oh, the things I do to make you happy. The sweat. The toil. The sacrifice. Sniff. Sob. Hand me those Puffs, please. Yes, the soothing aloe ones.

Actually. Truth be told (and you know I am dedicated to veracity) I've been working on this update for two weeks. Or so. Selecting patterns. Counting the pieces. Placing them in archival sleeves. And His Bertness, the dear peachy one, has been scanning, coding, grumbling, etc.

But. At last. It is done. So, with no more ado, I bring to you highlights from the latest update:


If you're in a Kate Hepburn mood, you'll love Butterick 8025. These are the slacks of which icons are made. (Well, you might want to toss in a little talent. Or not. Your decision.)

And speaking of decisions. To bare those triceps or not? Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No. Oh, don't fret. Don't. There's no need. Because you can have it both ways in Vogue Special Design S-4887. The sleeves detach. Really. You can take them right off. Is that as cool as prewashed baby arugula or what?

And then there is Vogue Couturier Design 1297. An Irene Galitzene ensemble. A coat. A suit. Boardroom ready. Snooty restaurant ready. The very definition of chic, my dahlings. The very.


So. There you go. Check out these gorgeous sewing patterns and all the other stylish additions. Now. Right now. Don't tarry. After all, I worked so hard. His Bertness worked so hard. Just for you. Just for you - and the mortgage company, of course.

And, now, the details. You knew they were coming, didn't you? 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.