The battle for Hogwarts is in full swing, but I am taking a break from the excitement. I was in Martinez the other day and stopped in at an antique shop that was having a sale. I found a few old patterns that looked interesting:
This little dress reminds me of one my mom made for me when I was about 7. The dress she made was dark blue and white gingham checks for the sleeves and skirt sides and white pique for the yoke and central panel. She then embroidered different colored lifesavers around the edge of the yoke and down the sides of the center panel. I loved that dress.
A classic shell pattern. I like the top with the 3/4 sleeves.
Another old apron pattern. I have always been a clothes disaster in the kitchen and do definitely need an apron, the bigger the better. Just the other day I was putting up peaches and ended up with my toes stuck to my flipflops from sticky syrup.
Now this pattern may be funny, but it seems to be a really good pattern for fitting pants, and nothing is easier than to make the bottom of the pants narrower, so I am going to give it a try. My daughter, who is always trying to spiff me up, tells me that wider pants are ‘in’ now, but that is confusing because I thought that the Gap was showing ads for skinny black pants ala Audrey Hepburn. In any case, I don’t think that the above pants are what she is thinking of. I remember those bell bottoms and how they would flap around as you walked. There was no way you could ride a bike wearing those things without getting them caught in the spokes. Fashion is so practical!