Thursday, January 19, 2006

McCall's 3950

My first job ever I worked in a fabric store. I would rather browse through the lot of patterns kept in the large filing cabinets than read through the oversized pattern books. I loved patterns mostly because of the illustrations. I dreamt of being an illustrator for pattern companies in New York City. Then stuff changed. Patterns themselves changed to photographs or generic ladies. But mostly because patterns weren't a part of my life anymore since I learned to make my own.

One of my best girls found this and thought immediately of me. Was it the red polka dots or the bow at the neck? I don't know. But it brings me to a place far, far away.

The blouse kicks! Check out the pant suit! Ladies, it is all about the pant suit this season! I know, I read it in Vogue... like that makes a difference?

Below, a picture of the back with all its information.


MISS PETITE JACKET, BLOUSE, SKIRT AND PANTS

STEP-BY-STEP PATTERN $1.00 ... $1.10 IN CANADA

I'll use this as inspiration. I like the old patterns, they are less interested in cutitng costs. Things like shoulder darts and lots of notches.

3 comments:

Christie said...

My mom has some of those old patterns from when my sister wore Gunnie Sax dresses. So funny!

Nichola said...

I love old patterns and have even made myself a few skirts from them. I wish i knew how to make my own though.

jacqueline said...

my mum has a whole swag of old patterns that i absoltuely love rummaging through. you have prompted me to have a look at them ... maybe tomorrow.