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It reached 70 degrees today. 70! You didn't even have to grab a sweater when you went out for your coffee date. Such blissful weather has you thinking of spring. And McCall's 4912, copyright 1959, is just the look your are going for. You love the collar. It will showcase that gorgeous amethyst necklace you just purchased.
You saw some cotton at Fabric Mart Fabrics, a cheerful cotton print, and it will be smashing for View A.
And, of course, this pattern is available at The Blue Gardenia, where you'll find patterns for the snootiest fashionistas. Come check out our brand new site. It's fabulous and so easy to shop!
And here are just a few of them to whet your appetite:
Vogue 6430 is just the sort of style I don to slink around the swankienda. Marvelous, isn't it? I think the negligee would make a stunning evening coat, too. Absolutely. You'll locate this beauty in Lingerie. But you knew that.
McCall's 3848 is one of my favorite 1950s blouses. So simple. So sleek. So darned sexy. And it's an "Instant" blouse. You know, just add water . . .
I love this shirtdress. Butterick 8221takes the style to new heights. Indeed.
You'll find all these, and many more, at the newly designed Blue Gardeniawebsite, where we offer patterns for the snootiest fashionistas! Drop by.
She wants a new dress for work. She's been making so many suits and cocktail dresses lately. But. There's that casual Friday thing at her new office. And that is something new. Something very different. For her, casual is yoga pants.
She really loves View 1 of Simplicity 5294. It is elegant yet comfortable. It will definitely be a change from the suits she wears every day.
She'll stitch it up in that luscious gumdrop green wool jersey she picked up at Fabric Mart Fabrics. It feel so wonderful. She loves the hand.
And, yes, this pattern is available at The Blue Gardenia, where you'll find patterns for the snootiest fashionista. And if you haven't checked out the new website, do. We think you'll be very pleased.
It's 2 degrees in Denver. 24 in Chicago. 27 in Pittburgh. You need hope. You need something to look forward to. You do. Absolutely. You want to feel the warmth of the summer sun on your legs.
And you will. Eventually. Till then, keep the dream alive with McCall 9165. You'll make it up now, and give the ensemble pride of place in your closet.
You'll whip the shorts and blouse up in that cheerful blue-and-white print linen at Gorgeous Fabrics. And, naturally, you'll buy the pattern at The Blue Gardenia. You love the new website. It's so easy to shop!
I had little time for sewing today. I spent the afternoon at the dentist's office. Can you say fun? At least, he's a sweetie and good at his job. And he's on my dental insurance plan. Yippee skippee.
I did, however, at least get darts pinned. I'm trying to do a little sewing every day, even if I only have time to mark and pin. It's progress. One step at a time. And all that.
I dyed my hair blue! At least parts of it. Teal and cobalt with an orchid streak here and there. I love it. A sportscar was not in my budget for a midlife crisis. Yeah, the photo's lousy. One of these days I'll get a camera with a remote clicker, so I can take good pics like the big girl bloggers.
Don't forget to stop by and shop or just browse the new Blue Gardenia. It's so easy to navigate. We have a search engine. How cool is that?
The new Blue Gardenia website is officially up and working. Today, we added this beauty, Vogue Paris Original 1434, designed by Nina Ricci in 1959. It would have been a welcome addition to the Golden Globe line-up last night, docha think? We've seen our patterns at the Oscars; now, I think it's time to see them at the Golden Globes, especially after that boring fashion show last night.
And another one that is red-carpet ready: Vogue Couturier 460. Just added tonight. Check it out!
Forgive me for not warning you earlier today, but we've been busy working on getting the new site up. I would say frantically. But, of course, we are nothing if not cool. Anyway, the magnificent 1930s Simplicity above is just one of the patterns you might make your own.
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