To celebrate this blogging milestone, I’ll give away 1 36″ bust 1968 Simplicity pattern. I don’t usually sew from the period, but this pattern is a souvenir of this particular week of my life and I’d like to share it with a reader. The envelope shows wear, but all pieces and instructions are in good used condition.
Husband and I have spent the past week or so watching season 4 of Mad Men when we should have already been in bed. The writing sucked him in, and while I enjoy that I marvel at how well the costumer transitions through full skirts to wiggles, appropriately visits la dolche vita style, and now through Megan ventures into slightly-more-Mod-in-a-mainstream-way territory.
This suit reminds me of the dresses above, for silhouette and collar. I’m generally disappointed by pattern finds while op-shopping in this area. After mother’s group today, I walked by a hand-lettered sign which read “Op-Shop” outside a church. Ever the optimist, I pushed my pram around the grounds and eventually discovered a tiny Aladdin’s Cave in the church basement. Wow. Talk about treasure trove- the patterns were not terrifically inspiring, but I picked up some items which will feature in later posts. I promise. I picked up this pattern precisely because it reminded me of Megan on Mad Men.
It’s not my era and I don’t do slavish knock-offs, but expect a slavish knock-off in the near future. Ring-a-ding-ding.
While we’re on Mad Men, I have to mention Trudy’s maternity negligie:
This sweet, fluffy bit of nonsense lent some much needed visual levity to the scene, and inspiration to be filed away.
Give-away is open to all followers and closes on the 13th at 7 pm local. Remember that I live in the future if you’re in most of Asia, Europe, or the Northern Hemisphere. Just leave a comment and I’ll have the little girl pick a number at random. If you make a post about it on your blog and leave me a link, that’s an extra entry. If you offer an amusing theory as to why I almost lit my over-engineered cotton crepe 1940’s sarong on fire, you get an additional 3 entries. Don’t let truth get in the way of a good story.
I finished Mirabilis today, photos and construction notes after I take some photos. We’ll say I’m tickled pink.