See I was on the Simplicity site checking out the summer patterns that they had on sale for $3.99 and I noticed that their new early autumn patterns were up. Now I don't buy alot of Simplicity patterns for two reasons:
1. Simplicity only discounts their patterns 40% on their website and run very few online sales.
2. I don't frequent the craft store that masquarades as a fabric store, so I miss all of those great 99cent sales that many others participate in.
But this time Simplicity must have reached into their vintage vault and pulled out a pattern so extraordinaire that I had to buy it. This pattern goodness arrived in the mail:
Simplicity 2154 - Misses' & Miss petite 1960’s retro style blouse, skirt, jacket and knit cardigan sewing pattern. Simplicity Vintage Pattern Collection...sizes 6-24!
Now do you see why I had to pay full price (well 40% off the full price) for this pattern! It is a compilation of some of my favorite 60s vintage suits. You know the patterns that I have diligently collected over the years but have yet to sew! The ones that when I look at them make me want to cry because of all the delicious details that are contained in an outfit but yet work so well.
This pattern has two jackets. One for knits and one for wovens. Then the most amazing sleeveless bow tie blouse and a pencil skirt. Right now there are fabrics abiding in my collection waiting to become these pieces! That's right...I'll be rambling around in it this weekend, trying out fabrics to use with this pattern. I am sooooooo excited!
Now if you haven't already checked out Simplicity's early autumn collection, you can see it here. And if you are waiting for one of the local "fabric" stores to have one of those awesome sales, I really hope you can find one in your size...because not only are the pieces great but the pattern instructions are pretty great too!
I will let you know what candidates I find in the fabric closet...
...and as always, more later!