Sale!

by Erin on January 16, 2009


Simplicity 3875

Sandritocat is having a sale! It starts 1/16 at midnight and will last until 1/18 at midnight. (I'm not sure whose midnight … you might want to shop early, just in case.) Receive 20% off your order, and you can combine this sale with the free shipping offer (but no other offers). When you order, mention "3 Day Sale" in the message box. You can either wait for a revised invoice or, if you want to pay immediately through Paypal, Sandra will refund the difference.

It is so freakin' cold here in Chicago right now that I can't even imagine when it would be possible to wear this dress, but I know lots of you are in warm places … Remind me what that feels like? You can tell me after I put on this third pair of socks.

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Nola Meme January 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

Although I live in cold, cold Canada I am currently making up this EXACT pattern for an upcoming trip to the warm south Pacific! Counting down the days to no socks and sun dresses! Yipee!

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Evelyn January 16, 2009 at 9:49 am

Erin, No kidding. Here in southern Maine this morning it was 14 degrees below zero! I long for the day when I can wear a sundress again….

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Jen ~ MOMSPatterns January 16, 2009 at 10:11 am

It’s even bitter chilly here in FLORIDA! OK, I’ll never match your cold.. but lemme tell you, the 30s for us gals who wear flip flops all the time?! Cold tootsies are not fun!

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Anonymous January 16, 2009 at 10:19 am

Love the pockets on that dress. Heard on the radio that it was incredibly cold in Chicago this morning as I was taking my boys to school. I thanked my lucky stars that I am in CA and we are in the midst of an unusual warm spell. It will likely be in the mid-seventies today. I am thinking warm thoughts for all of you in those cold climates.Teresa

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Libby Fife January 16, 2009 at 10:22 am

That one lady looks like she is getting ready to punch that other lady…Thanks so much for the post. I just thought I would say hello and introduce myself. I have been following your blog and enjoy your posts a great deal. Thank you so much.Libby

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Nora January 16, 2009 at 11:59 am

Tell me about it with the cold…of course this is the week that each of my precious Smartwool socks are giving up on me (irreparably holey).I was just fantasizing about sundresses the other day; horrible headlines always make me want to look at pretty dresses. Thanks for the beauty fix!

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Susan S. Frederick January 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I have this pattern, too, but it’s near zero degrees in St. Louis this morning, so I think I’ll wait a few more months to make it. And my version will definitely have ric rac (or rick rack, if you prefer).

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Cel Petro January 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Glad you’re back home, sorry it’s Chicago, my son lives there (2nd winter) and he asked for a Maryland National Guard airlift and extraction. The dress pattern put me in a lush summer state of mind.

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Geertje January 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I am so happy I planned my work trip to Israel in January :)

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Geertje January 16, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I am so happy I planned my work trip to Israel in January :)

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Jen ~ MOMSPatterns January 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Hi Libby! Welcome to Erin Land!

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La BellaDonna January 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm

LOVE the sweetheart neckline, and REALLY love the fact that the straps are wide enough so that a BRA can be worn with this dress! I write this from my layers of silk thermals, my knit wool dress, my sheepskin bolero vest, my sheepskin coat, my sparkly wool scarf …

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Christine D January 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

It was -22 in central Maine this morning, to say nothing of the wind chill. My daycare cancelled because the kerosene in their outside tank had frozen overnight and consequently they had no heat. No THAT’S freakin’ cold!

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kitty January 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Here in Sydney we’re in the hottest part of our summer right now, so dresses like this are perfect, especially on 40 degree celcius (105 degrees farenheit) days like we had this week! I dream of colder days on days like that, although maybe not Chicago-in-January cold!

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moggy January 16, 2009 at 5:15 pm

And here in Melbourne, Australia we are wavering between 62 and 100 farenheit. Sunscreen, parasols and sweat, and having to wear something over your frock to keep the sun off. I prefer winter, but that might be because we never get down below 0 (or 32 for the non-metrics)…Love those straps!

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brocadegoddess January 16, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Yeah, its really funny now. Im from Toronto, but currently live in Edmonton and it sounds like each side of the continent has switched with the other. Its very mild right now for Edmonton (+ 6 7 celcius) and brutally cold for Toronto (-18 celcius + a widespread blackout!).Thanks for the summer breeze this pattern blows through! Better weather days will come…….eventually.And thanks for the Sandritocat notice! Hope my stuff hasnt been stolen out of my cart already!

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Raamatutuba January 17, 2009 at 3:38 am

Im from Prnu [Estonia] – http://www.foreca.com/Estonia/Parnu Thanks for the your blog – very interesting and beautiful ;))

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sewducky January 17, 2009 at 6:03 am

These are cute, but why aren’t there ever sleeves in really cute dresses? This is the bane of my existence!

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kathleenCrowleyCostumeCouture January 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm

We Californians are so spoiled. I think its 68 degrees out and I have the heater on. But to be fair, Im underground on concrete. Still……Im sorry for your misery!Someone walked into my shop yesterday with a dress very similar to this!X

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Anonymous January 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm

I am from Brazil and since last year I visite you site at least two times a week! I love almost every dress you show. =)

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Anonymous January 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Oh, and it`s really hot here!

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50sgal January 18, 2009 at 12:07 pm

This would be such a great ‘housedress’ for me to clean in and those pockets would be great to aid in that endeavor. I wish they would reissue this pattern.

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Anonymous January 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I can picture my mother wearing that dress when I was a kid. Very stylish for the 50′s.

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Louise January 18, 2009 at 3:04 pm

My Mother made herself this sundress in the 50′s out of a deep green broadcloth with beige tatted lace. Thanks for reminding me!Grammilou

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Jen January 18, 2009 at 11:14 pm

oooops sorry about the cold,You asked, so I’ll tell:My weekend out of town was in Ojai, a sweet Old California style sleepy town up a canyon from the ocean. Sun feels really hot when you sit outside at a cafe table, and you can feel the burn pretty quick, not unlike an aging wall furnace. I would want to add a bolero to wear over that sundress so my already fried shoulders and back of neck are covered. This ensemble could use a wide brimmed hat too, straw with handbag to match.

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Daddy's Little Girls January 19, 2009 at 2:23 am

I’ve been goin’ ga-ga over vintage recently, and this post you got here really caught my attention :)Thanks for sharing this, another idea for my vintage collection!

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sandritocat January 19, 2009 at 8:34 am

I forgot today was MLK Day so in honor, I’ll extended the 20% off sale today. Enjoy the holiday!Sandra ~ Sandriocat

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Nancy January 20, 2009 at 2:38 am

i’m crazy about vintage patterns, the fine dressmaker detailing and color combinations, the every essence of them, and simply love your blog. I hope you don’t mind but am adding a link on my blog!nancyhttp://21centurydressmakers.blogspot.com

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