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I get the greatest stuff in the mail. Between my endless hunt for the perfect pattern online, my many purchases of fabric from various sources, and the EPIC care packages my mom sends full of vintage buttons, trims, silks, dresses, and accessories, Mail Call, as I like to think of it, is fan-freaking-tastic at our house.
So today I'll share what I got in the mail.
This book is an absolute gem, packed full of incredible illustrations and instructions for sewing the most lovely of clothes.
Hollywood 1633. Naturally it's hard to preserve these patterns over the years so this one has some wear and tear.
The unique thing about this pattern is the little surprise left int he envelope by the original owner. She created her own instruction sheet for making this pattern up in a quilted pattern.
The downside to this pattern was that it's missing piece "P," the side front piece. I've put in a request at Pattern Rescue to find a copy but I may just have to attempt drafting my own replacement if I want to sew this one up soon..
Tip: When on ebay, it always helps to send the seller a note to CONFIRM that the pattern pieces are all accounted for. Look for tricky statements like, "pattern pieces and instructions are inside." If it doesn't say "Complete" or "all inside," it's better to ask and be sure.
Also, the blog is now up on facebook so you can easily share posts with your friends, and invite them to check it out. And, if you want to subscribe or 'follow' the blog, when I get to a certain number of readers, I'm going to be hosting a REALLY good giveaway. And I mean reaaaaaaaaaaaallly good.