I forgot to mention in my Weekend Progress Report, that a little blue “Place Bid” sign stared back at me from the screen – three times would you believe – and I clicked on it to make it go away. Funnily enough, look what turned up in the mailbox a couple of days later:
Yes, you would think I had enough projects, but they say you should always have a Five Year Plan, and I think that is advice worth following.
First up – Miss Vogue 7882 – a rather quirky jumpsuit pattern, still in factory folds – well it was:
I’m not sold on either of the pink jersey versions (although I do need pyjamas…), but what caught my eye was the wool herringbone sleeveless midi version. I can actually see myself wearing this, being a polo neck and boots kind of girl. Or I could just be having a middle-age-moment?
Second up – Simplicity 1714 – a ‘simple town-going basic with 3/4 kimono sleeves in two silhouettes, the sheath and the graceful flare”:
The sheath version is the one I would make, currently I can only picture it in black or another dark neutral – any suggestions? I would probably insert a zip at the CF, rather than a short CB zip that will only get my hair stuck in – ouch – and I would make real welt pockets rather than fake ones.
Third up – Australian Home Journal, December 1957 – with two pretty dress patterns. How could I not?
At first I thought I had been conned, as it appeared all the pattern pieces weren’t there.
But a closer inspection revealed that several were either doubled up or hidden within other pieces – such as this skirt yoke, which is outlined by dots on the back pattern piece sort of like elementary Join-the Dots:
There we have it – what do you think of my, err, – new new projects? Will a midi-jumpsuit make me look like a dweeb in a tweed, or will I look like I’m straight off a Gucci catwalk!? (Or fallen straight off, maybe even pushed…) Help me, clearly I need steering in the right direction!