|I'm actually not sure I'm going to make either of these but you never know - |
they're both about the same age as me, I feel an affinity!
|I love this pattern - I'd definitely plump for|
the suit as my favourite
There are a couple of gems - largely because of the clues to the sewists who owned them before, I love these kinds of details ...
|Obviously the lady who made the pattern above was frugal and figured out how to save some fabric -|
I don't think I'd have to lengthen the sleeves, I officially have short arms
|And, because she made her own facings, I've been able to date this from the newspaper - 1971|
|Not only do I love the coat - but look how the previous owner cut the photo out of the magazine|
and stuck it on a filing card. This is absolutely what I would do, I have an image in
my mind of her patterns all in a little box, sorted into types :)
|Definitely pre-1971 as it's 'old' money - I can, sadly, remember this happening, the year my brother Yoda was born|
|I wouldn't hesitate to wear View C now, if I pluck up the courage to make a blouse!|
Speaking of patterns, and general marvellousness of sewing people, I spectacularly failed to mention the pattern I won in the Sew Christine giveaway ...
Now, postage is expensive and if the postman has to come to my house to bring stuff I'd like him to make a worthwhile trip so I also had a couple of other bits from Christine's shop, bought and gifted.
|Christine made the girls' dress patterns for her grand daughters - now I can use them for A & C|
I do love patterns - perhaps I should make something?