I have always loved fashion. My mother taught me how to sew at a very young age. I made my first 4-H outfit when I was 8 years old. It was a turquoise gathered skirt. I have sewn ever since.
When I was in high school I spent my noon hours in the Home Ec. room looking through and drooling over the patterns in the Vogue pattern book. (Could explain why I didn't have a boyfriend.) Yep I was a dork!
We NEVER bought Vogue patterns they were way too expensive.
Simplicity and McCall's were the brand of choice.
We could buy these right in town
in the basement of the Chozen's Department Store.
Once and awhile we would travel to Fairmont
where they had Butterick patterns.
Buttericks were my favorite- well of the ones I could afford.
Then along about the late 70's all of the apparel fabric stores started shutting down. Living here in small town Iowa I had no source for material. (Back then it was called material - not sure when it became fabric??) Also some of you cannot remember this, but there was a time when you could not surf the web to find whatever it was your little heart desired, therefore, my apparel sewing went by the wayside.
This was one of the Vogue patterns that I REALLY wanted when I was flipping though the pages of the Vogue pattern book during my noon hour.
A couple of years ago I finally bought the pattern on ebay.
I made it to wear to Quilt Market.
(I chose not to wear my hat and gloves :)
I made this out of orange wool for my Sophomore homecoming.
This was one of my favorite dresses.
I made it in navy blue just like on the pattern cover.
Sadly it was stolen out of the locker room at school.
I am currently looking for this Modes Royale pattern.
Does anyone out there in blog land own this pattern?
I have some great vintage buttons that would work perfectly for this dress.
Thursday nights are going to be wonderful for the next couple of months.
Mac'n cheese, a cherry Coke, complete control of the remote and Project Runway...Heavenly.
From my heart,