Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It came in the mail

I have already confessed to the fact that I have a real addiction to Sybil Connolly patterns...and the last time I mentioned this...they flew off of Ebay causing me to lose a few auctions. So this time I'm mentioning it only after I have the patterns firmly in my hot little hands! *LOL*

These showed up today...



I have coveted Vogue 2399, ever since I saw it on Christina's blog...and now it's mine! The construction details on the instruction sheet are amazing...I thought it was a simple dress with some scallops on the sides and at the hems...WRONG! The sleeve is gusseted and the skirt and bodice are separate pieces...and the entire dress is underlined as well as lined!!!! If I ever get a block of time, I would like to use my TNT dress as the basis to rework this pattern to fit me...because I bought it in a size 12...but it was worth it...it really was!

I also succumbed to the new Vogue patterns...which got here ridiculously fast! Phyllis I bought the DKNY pattern and now that it's here...I believe your assessment of the pattern is correct. Thank goodness I got it on sale because this one will probably never, ever come out of the pattern envelope.


The other three were dress patterns and even though I did stop and think really hard about Vogue 1116, I didn't buy it. However, I'm still loving the details of the coat even though this pattern is getting a hard rap all over the internet!

The mail also had the new Spiegel catalog in it. The thing I love the most about this catalog is that they have entire wardrobes of a specific fabric type. As a sewist, it gives you a great idea of how to plan a wardrobe. And the section they do on "Reality Dressing" or "Dressing for any Age" is very kewl. Here's a link to their site, great inspirational dressing! Check it out! I love mail...I really, really do!




17 comments:

  1. Hi Carolyn, I like your new pattern choices from Vogue and especially like the vintage Sybil Connolly. I have a great coat pattern of hers- Vogue 1521. The details are just incredible given some of today's ultra plain lines. She also did a line for Tiffany's in the 70's. You can get little china boxes, plates, cups and bowls on ebay sometimes. It was called Mrs. Delaney's Flowers. Sooo, I'm not the only one who can sit and read a 30 or 40 year old guidesheet like it's a novel? Glad to hear it!
    Marguerite

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  2. Hooray! Nothing like patterns to spark one's creativity. Enjoy.

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  3. I love the Sybil Connelly patterns! Can't wait to see what you do with those scallops. I'm so envious of those instructions too. Enjoy!

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  4. Thanks for the Spiegel link. I see some cute stuff. Enjoy your new patterns.

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  5. Oh I'm so glad you found the Sybil Connolly pattern, I don't see that one around too much.

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  6. Anxious to see all those patterns made up!

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  7. Oh, I love the vintage patterns. They are awesome!

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  8. It is amazing how great an influence you are having on the world's design choices and opening their eyes to new things. I understand you may have missed out on some patterns by mentioning it, but now you are opening eyes to things not otherwise thought of. Keep going!!!!!!!!

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  9. I love to read old pattern guidesheets too. They are much more interesting than modern versions. Like you, I also love getting stuff in the mail - it's like getting presents!

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  10. Yeah mail! Thanks for the Spiegle's link -- I keep forgetting about that clothing outlet and I really like their stuff!

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  11. I think that Vogue 2509 will look fabulous on you!

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  12. I can see why you like Sybil Connolly patterns! I look forward to your interpretation of them

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  13. The yellow dress is just lovely... looking forward to your version.

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  14. I love your patten selection. I hope this is okay to ask. I am a size 20 in RTW I am realistic about my size i do not like my clothes tight, I see all of these nice vouge patterns but they do not come in my size so I pass them by , But I went to the Good Will and saw a lot of NICE pattens they were not my size they were 12-14-18 but for .33 I could not pass them up . So these vintige patterns when you alter them how many muslins or fitting do you have to have to get them to fit correctly?
    Thanks

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  15. Those Sybil Connolly's are terrific Carolyn! I've read that she also designed Girl Ssout leader uniforms, habits for Catholic nuns and airline uniforms.

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  16. Carolyn, another great adventure with you. Love your blog, I look forward to your adventures in sewing and life. You inspire me, in sewing and in life. You just have a great way about you. Thanks, for caring so much about the sewing community sisterhood. I wish I could get here more often, but I devour my catch up and appreciate your blogging.

    Susan W

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