The last Club BMV pattern sale was that all Vogues were $3.49 each and McCalls & Buttericks were $1.88 each for club members - but here's the kicker...if you purchased $25 worth of patterns, you got free shipping! So all of those pattern numbers that I'd been writing down after seeing reviews on blogs and PR...got purchased in this go round.
First up is Vogue 1247. When this pattern first came out I totally dismissed it...too short...too young...too trendy. Then Elmo from Adonising Dressing for Dinner made her version and she lengthened it! And the possibilities exploded in my mind...so this one came home with me...it will look great in a solid color for the skirt, a tank top and a cardigan.
Next one is this Vena Cava dress - Vogue 1228. Again I thought this one would look like a sack and that I would look like I was wearing a housecoat...but then I saw Kim's version on Sew Silly...and I was done! Kim has a flatter tummy than I do but I think I can alter it so that it doesn't look too shapeless. I'll use one of my amazing silks for my version...
The final dress is the Tracy Reese that everyone is making...Vogue 1224. I am guilty of looking at the pattern envelope and thinking no way is this gonna be attractive on my bodacious body...but somehow in looking at all of the renditions that have appeared on blogs...I've decided that I should at least give it a try. I mean it's only fabric, right? And I may learn a thing or two in the process. So thank you Erica (and truly this is a first...I love the things Erica sews but her style is soooooo different from mine...I mean I'm soooooo corporate and she's so designer kewl) and once again Kim.
The other thing about all of these pieces is that they should all be quick sews...and I need some quick sews for the next couple of weeks! *LOL* Also, they look nuthin' like the pieces that are presently in my wardrobe and that's cool too. I will just make them up in corporate colors and/or prints so that I'm not standing out like a strange bird at my job!
Of course, that's not all that came...but the ones that I haven't highlighted are the back up players to the supa stars...y'know what I mean!