Yesterday I received a package from the lovely Kaye who is giving away a gazillion patterns over at her blog. Since I am such an avid vintage pattern collector / greedy hoarder, these are the lovelies I requested and received:
So much goodness for the mere price of postage! The Style dress in the top row is a maternity dress so it will be a very long time before I sew that (fingers crossed for no accidents), but I love the shell top in Simplicity 6444 and that Fabiani designer Vogue pattern is gorgeous if I could find the right fabric. I don't know how old exactly Simplicity 4586 girls dress and coat pattern is, but it's obviously from a more naive time because look at the back of the pattern envelope:
In case you can't see that clearly, yes the pattern does say it is suitable for 'chubbies', but make sure you purchase additional fabric for chubby girls. I'm partly shocked at the nastiness of it, but partly amused at times when things could be said so bluntly and simply be accepted!
Gosh, so much loving feedback on the last post - thank you all for comments, it certainly encourages me to go through my unloved pile of UFOs and come up something amazing. Vicki - you must have incredible eyesight, because yes those mint green heels do match the mint green stripe through the fabric. Carolyn - I have a little one who LOUDLY reminds me constantly that she exists, so there's no hiding from the fact that I have a one year old LOL! But I attribute all the weight loss to her never sleeping, since I probably walked the equivalent of a marathon every day and night trying to settle her. And maybe breastfeeding for 14 months, which is finally finished and the girls are back in more attractive bras! (Sorry if that's too much info!)
And finally thank you to Stephanie who has awarded me this: