Shameless plug: The slim silhouette or the frilly one?


Forgive me. I was so overcome with excitement about the inauguration yesterday that I completely forgot to tell you about the update. I apologize. Profusely.

Yes, I added many amazing vintage patterns. I'll share pics and info about a few of them. But. Only a few, because I want you to visit The Blue Gardenia to see the rest. Don't let me down. Please. I look dreadful when my mascara runs. Really. I'm a sight.

From the early 1930s, Simplicity 1422 gently whispers "smart." (Can you hear it?) The tucks on the shoulders. The double row of buttons. The slim skirt with the graceful yet saucy inverted pleat. I see the blouse in ivory silk charmeuse ? perhaps a 30 mummy ­- and the skirt in black wool crepe. (Yes, I can be quite the traditionalist. Quite. Surprised?)

Are you cooking more these days? You, frugalista, you. So am I. However. You may be pinching pennies. You may be scrambling your own eggs. But scrimp on style? No way. No how. In one word: Never! And that is where McCall's 2263 enters. It's stylish. It's sexy. It's from the fifties. And it includes three different patterns. How sensible is that? Yes. I see your accountant smiling. I do.

Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh, girlfriend. Mccalls_stephen_burrows I am clutching my heart over McCall's 4257, copyright 1974. It's Stephen Burrows. So you know it's glamorous. You know it's comfortable. You know it's irresistible. You know it has his trademark lettuce edging. And you know why I am having palpitations.

And, now, the fine print. You knew it was coming, you smarty. 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.