Oh what fun we have going on here!
Grammie, can hardly wait to see your dress! I loved AS&E, but caught on to their magazine when the
company was about to stop publishing it. I think I have a handful of them, a couple gifted to me along
with a WHOLE PILE of Sew Beautifuls...and the last one or two they published. AS&E had frequent articles
about hand embroidery...the old fashioned kind, which I dearly love. And their classic patterns for children's
clothes were wonderful. And WOWZERS, what a lucky little girl to have a closet full of beautiful dresses
to grow into. Do let us see your dress, when it's finished?
Gillie, your granddaughter is very blessed to have you to sew for her. These days, it's getting hard
to find classic clothing...or anything well made, unless we spend a small fortune for it. With this new
trend of "fast fashion", we have to wonder if a purchased garment will last through one day of wearing lol!.
And oh my goodness, the styles are so immodest, in my humble opinion. It's not unusual to find dept.
store clothes that look like they belong on a lady of the evening LOL! Can't wait to see what you make : ).
Vpenner, That Vogue pattern is to die for! I love everything about it. I see pattern companies are
bringing back a lot of "vintage" designs and I'm so glad they did. One can still find vintage patterns
here and there, but the instructions can be a little lacking and the fit (built-in ease) is so different for
various decades. Hope we get to see it when you're done?
And I was about to say the same thing to MoDo, who really goes through the entredeaux! I love the
look of entredeaux and know it's functional too. The next time I use it, I'm going to try Carol's corded
machine entredeax. She said it's strong too. Gosh, I love her book! I've read it many, many times for inspiration.