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.