Part two of sharing the results of my recent etsy and eBay spree! As before, I'll share the seller's names and link to the Vintage Wiki listing, if there is one.
Part of my little shopping fest was inspired by the Mini-Wardrobe Contest over at Pattern Review. (The aim is to make 4 garments that combine to make at least 4 outfits.) Even though I'm the slowest seamstress in the world, I came up with the fun idea of making the ultimate swappable wardrobe. A jumper that could be worn as a dress, detachable collars to change the look, a reversible skirt, etc. Considering the contest ends on April 16th (and I haven't even cut out anything!) I'll have to give up my dreams of glory -- but it did result in some fun pattern purchases. Simplicity 1390 was only 99 cents from eBay seller mamajean2010:
I picked up Simplicity 1586 in a lot of 10 blouse patterns (for only $7!) because I was intrigued by the "Change 1," "Change 2," etc on the illustration. Did this blouse offer change and go capability? Today a I want the ribbon collar, tomorrow I'll wear it plain? Sadly, no -- they're just different views -- thought cute ones! From eBay seller kicker060.
McCall's 5801 was also part of my plan for world domination through ultimate wardrobe swappability. This cute jacket is reversible!
Here's the other pattern I bought from Starlet on etsy. I saw Simplicity 8648 a while ago and was thrilled to finally find it in my size. I love the collar and the inverted pleat -- it seems like such a comfortable, wearable dress:
Finally...drum roll, please...there's the pattern that could not be resisted. The pattern that had to be bought simply because it was there. I present to you Authentic Patterns 252, which came to me via eBay seller purplegardencat.
Yes, indeed. This is a pattern for a Western-style bodysuit. With turtleneck collar or pointed collar or lacing or curlicue details or...isn't each variation just more fantastic than the last?! Oh, I just have to share the pattern back with you:
You know what's truly scary? If I turned my back on all the pretty dress patterns to make this atrocity? I'd probably end up wearing it to death.