Of course when they arrived in a big ole post office bag, I was in pig heaven. Immediately I could tell the ones that I was going to work with the actual pattern vs. the ones that will be used for inspiration only.
I surprised myself because I actually only bought two of the "Ethel Mertz" wide skirted dresses and I had forgotten that I bought three mail order patterns. So the four patterns above will somehow, someway make it into my work wardrobe...and they are:
1. A mail order printed pattern that has an unusual neck opening and a side pocket opening. The pattern is a size 24 1/2 so I should be able to do something with that and I am looking forward to the adventure.
2. Another mail order printed pattern ~ this one is a sleeveless dress with a placket front and some interesting pockets in the front. The construction for these pockets are awesome!
3. McCalls 6011 is a slim dress with a paneled skirt and a short jacket with 3/4 sleeves (circa 1961). It also has a cut-out neckline that's different! There are 21 pieces in this pattern to make two pieces!!!
4. Simplicity 8491 has the best details! It is a sheath dress with an interesting seaming detail on the front and this really kewl belt. This one is circa 1969 and so me, that I have to keep reminding myself that I have 4 pieces for the JCC to sew first before I can think about this one!
So the patterns are here and the ideas are swirling, I just need some time to work on "My Summer of Sophisticated Dressing" dresses.