More vintage pattern reviews! Items 141 to 151. All beautiful, and I would have chosen them all if I'd come across them in other circumstances.
Style: Style 997
Size: Bust 38
Era: late 1940s?
Would I have bought it? Ja! (I've got bored writing yes in English)
First thoughts: Nice, but I'm not overly inspired by this in comparison to the others.
Style: Butterick 5347
Would I have bought it? Si!
First thoughts: Love collar, love the pockets, not so sure about the cuffs.
Style: Advance American Pattern A123
Size: 18 (Bust 38)
Era: Early 1950s
Would I have bought it? YES
First thoughts: Lovely lovely summer dresses. Loving number 1 and 3, these will be amazing dresses for dancing. I'm sad that I am so far away in sewing ability from being able to make these.
Difficulty: Hard - old and unprinted
Style: Style 748
Size: Bust 38
Era: early 1950s
Would I have bought it? Aye!
First thoughts: I almost don't have words for how lovely this is. I'm going to splash out on really nice fabric when I get round to making this. I prefer the shorter version.
Difficulty: Difficult, look at that bodice! Fit is going to be an issue with this one, especially given my cups do not runneth over.
Style: Style 4351
Size: Bust 38
Era: Late 1940s?
Would I have bought it? Hai!
First thoughts: I've long coveted a coat pattern like this one. In fact ever since I stumbled upon Vera Venus' amazing1940s coat, which she made from scratch without a pattern! I have sewing envy. I'll be making this knee length as floor length is a bit much for me.
Difficulty: Hard - coat, unprinted etc etc.
Style: Simplicity 5725
Would I have bought it? Da!
First thoughts: Betty Draper awesome.
Style: Simplicity 5722
Would I have bought it? Oui Oui!
First thoughts: Love the lace on option 1. I normally don't attempt the jackets on these patterns, partly because I don't often like the shape and moreover because I think they are too hard. With this pattern I love the whole piece so much that I will make the jacket as well. Gorgeous.
Style: Simplicity 6788
Would I have bought it? Gee!
First thoughts: I love the shapes of these dresses and I'm quite keen on trying sequin fabric as per the beautiful illustrations.
Difficulty: Medium / Hard
Style: Butterick 5182
Era: late 1940s? (based on the font of the logo)
Would I have bought it? Oo!
First thoughts: Not my favourite of the bunch, but still a lovely dress. Find the necklines a bit odd.
Style: Vogue 6949
Size: Waist 30, Hips 39
Era: Stamp on the back says 1952
Would I have bought it? Ndiyo!
First thoughts: I love this! So classy and elegant. I can't pull off a floor length skirt so I'll definitely be going for option A. I'm thinking of teaming this with a sorbetto blouse, gloves and a hat for the perfect work ensemble.
Difficulty: Medium - pattern may be unprinted but it's a skirt. Yay!