I just have to share with you 2 amazing purchases that arrived for me yesterday after a recent Ebay binge.
First of all, this amazing 50s cocktail dress, behold -
It looks even better in real life too! The colour looks a little washed in these photos, the lemony shell fabric is lovely and bright and not shiny or tacky as might be perceived by this photo. The fit is spot on too! It was meant to be.
Then I won these bad boys which arrived the same day -
I've never worked with vintage patterns before, and I was a bit worried about the sizing. I've heard the correct size should be taken at the high bust rather than the full bust? I sure hope that's correct because that's what I based this purchase on! I think I'll have to bite the bullet and buy some fitting muslin for these as I've heard the fitting can be pretty wack with vintage patterns.
So thank you Ebay once again for coming through with the goods. Hip hip, hooray.
Now, I need to top up my fabric stash, as I also brought this incredibly ugly looking out of print Vogue pattern last week. Looks can be deceiving, because I've seen some of the most beautiful dresses made up of view A on sewing.patternreview.com
It all started when I got more than a bit obsessed with this dress when I spied it on Modcloth..
So, once I've found the perfect olive green fabric I shall make it up with the above Vogue pattern, and I'll have the dress of my dreams, without paying $167 plus shipping.