Reasonable Facsimile


McCalls 3078

Check out this pattern at Born Too Late Vintage; It's quite like the pattern I used for this dress (the jellybean dress) only with buttons. (If I had found this pattern first, I probably would have used it. Big *pink* buttons, yum!) AND it's a B41. (Marge at Born Too late seems to have a nice stock of size 20 and up vintage patterns right now …)

I'm really liking those six-gore skirts, since it's fairly easy to add pockets to them. I have really determined that, unless I grow some kind of marsupial pouch, I'm never leaving the house without at least one pocket in whatever I'm wearing. And preferably TWO. (Bilateral symmetry: it's all the rage.)

In other pressing news: a couple of folks have said that this widget:

http://www.changingthepresent.org/flash/banners/drives/horizontal_banner.swf?env=production&drive_id=821

Isn't working for them … so here's a link to the web page. We're nearly 1/3 of the way towards the goal after ONE DAY. You all rock, seriously.

Also: new wiki contest update today. The prizes keep pouring in!

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0 thoughts on “Reasonable Facsimile

  1. Hi Erin, Love your blog. I have been lurking for a couple of weeks and spending waaaaay too much time going through the archives. There’s enough free time reading to keep me busy for a long time…….I have 9 years on you and my first memory of dresses are the handmade mother and daughter dresses Mum made, usually summer shifts in a bright Lilly-Pullitzer-like floral or a madras plaid. If there was enough fabric left over, we had matching triangle scarfs with ties for under your chin or at the nape, and a dress for my handmade ragdoll to match! I wore red Keds and Mum wore brown leather thong sandals (flat of course). Lowe today’s dress pattern and I wanted to share a thought….you can still add some cool vintage buttons to the jelly bean dress, decorative, not functional, maybe smaller, 3 or 4 parading a little way down from the center front from the neckline….maybe?Keep up the awesome work—you rock!WendyBee

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  2. Erin,Thanks for letting people know about my patterns! Thanks to all the pattern sellers out there especially Rita of Cemetarian for all their assistance! Marge

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  3. This dress looks exactly like a few hundred my mother used to wear. haha She LOVES this cut and can do justice to it—she’s 5’8. At 5’1, I’m not so sure I could be as elegant, but this pattern is tempting.

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  4. Thanks for the compliment, Marge……..it’s a big, cold world and if we don’t help each other, we just get lost…..I try to pay it forward…….but don’t always make it. I want to offer KUDOS to Erin for making this blog such a wonderful and safe place for all of us dress loving folks to hang out.Rita

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  5. Don’t tell everyone! I gave my husband a list of patterns (in my size – 20 and 20 1/2) that I want from born too late…now they will be gone, oh boo hoo! Well, ya’ll save me one or two -especially the wiggle dress ones.

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  6. I just bought 9 patterns from you Marge. I’d by 5 more if they weren’t already gone. (I can not resist wiggle dresses and dress patterns that include coat patterns.) I will send pictures as I make them.

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