Saturday, July 19, 2008

New Pattern Acquisitions

I was shopping in Walmart Thursday evening after work and found a couple of patterns that I've been looking for.

I first saw this New Look top on Stitcher's Guild. The original poster was looking for a garment to try an FBA on. While I recommended against using this one since it has a side zipper closure, I fell in love with the pattern and put it on my "to buy" list. I thought I'd probably have to mail order it because Walmart has only one tiny rack of New Look, but I got lucky this time. My favorite views are A (3/4 length sleeve at upper left), E (sleeveless with the wide collar, 2 versions on the upper and lower right), and D (flutter sleeves on lower left). I also like the remaining 2 views, but I already have a TNT similar to View B at upper center. View C (lower center) has a cute neckline treatment, but it's not really my style, maybe a little too retro? I don't know exactly.

This Simplicity "It's So Easy" is a dead ringer for a regular Simplicity I cut out when I was 30 pounds heavier. It's gone OOP so I couldn't buy a replacement. This is the same design, so I picked it up. This line is pretty inexpensive, so Simplicity doesn't discount it. Regardless, a good price at $2.44. I bought it for the capris, which are very close to some J. Jill capris I love.

This one is my latest eBay purchase that I got from seller krysia david. I just fell in love with the jacket. I'm not sure you can really make out the details, but there's a faux bolero (fauxlero?) effect in front that forms the stand up collar at the neck. But...there are also traditional lapels underneath that peek through slits made in the faux bolero. Whew! Making this would be a huge challenge, but you have to admit that it's a cool jacket. M. Givenchy is a genious--this one isn't quite vintage since it dates from 1997, but it's cool. The strapless dress might also prove useful if I ever need one (not likely). I'm thinking more in terms of a pencil skirt.


Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love the new look pattern especially the sleeveless one with the bad new look doesn't do plus size or I would be on that one!

I still have the VPM where that Givenchy is featured on the cover. I carried that magazine around for weeks looking longingly at the cover photo. Glad you were able to find the pattern!

Raesha D said...

I have that same Simplicity pattern and I love it....reminds me I wanted to make another pair of capris from it:)Did you get the postcard for the big Hancock sale?? TONS of patterns for .99....guess where I'll be next weekend?:)

JuliaB said...

Wow! Nice dress, nice pattern! Right up my street.