I got patterns, too. My tastes are very similar to whoever assembled this stash. Again, I could have gone crazy with pattern buying but controlled myself. I'm actually trying to cull some of my collection! My purchases were limited to just a few that really "called out" to me.
This Marcy Tilton is one of the first Vogue issued. As I recall, the guide sheets had several techniques for fabric manipulation.
This copyright 1995 Vogue was a new one to me. I'd never wear the whole ensemble together, but the individual pieces are appealing. I was drawn to the culottes (!), thinking they were a skirt. I'd make them from a drapier fabric, though. They reminded me of an Issey Miyake skirt that I'd love to make if I could ever find the pattern for a decent price. In the meantime, these Montana culottes will work.
This one is copyright 1987, but I've been noticing similar pieces in RTW lately. Yes, the 80's are back but hopefully in a good way. Can anyone tell me about Carol Horn? Her name is vaguely familiar but other than that, nothing. I feel like she's a name I should know.
This one is copyright 1995. Anne Klein is a classic design house, and this group of blouses is no exception. I especially like the ones in the two smaller photos on either side. Very wearable.
All of the above cost $2 each, and there were many others at that price. There were also many for $1 each. I think all of them were unused.
Now indulge me, because I'm going to take a moment to vent. My complaint is not about the sale but about behavior. This sale was a fundraiser for the ASG and all the items, 2 rooms worth, were contributed by an estate. It was organized by the officers and members, all of whom are volunteers.
And yet certain member(s) felt it was necessary to comment about how the sale was conducted, believing that the items should have been photographed and posted on the chapter website. Yes, really. In addition, there was a complaint that items should have been priced even lower, like at giveaway prices. I was appalled!
I've been an officer and know how much time and effort it takes to organize an event like this. Also, the point of a fundraiser is to raise money for chapter activities. Finally, there is a responsibility to the donor.
Of course, the comments came from those who seldom volunteer but are always eager to critique those who do. Get.Over.Yourself.
There, I've said it. And lest anyone think I'm being unfair, this is something I've already said in person in the past and I'd do it again.