Oh, dear--Christmas is rushing up on me! I need to get my cards sent.
I got M4548 finished enough to wear--with an apron covering the waistband, which was open since I forgot to bring my hooks and bars to sew on--but I don't have a good picture of it, yet. I'll do final post when I do.
Meanwhile, I got a box of patterns from a friend, and it amounts to a Hell of a Christmas!
McCall's 6405 (1978): I think I owned this at one point and sold it. The pink dress at far left will be made out of the Concord black calico with yellow roses that I decided not to use for another prairie dress, with black lace trim on the yoke. I'll shorten the skirt, though.
Style 2841 (1997): I don't need this but it's so cute I might hang onto it in case I ever have nieces.
McCall 7245 (1948): Not much to see here, but it's a good basic skirt.
These are new. Saundra Ros Altman of Past Patterns is having a sale. I may go back and order the Full High Gown, too; I didn't think of it at the time.
Past Patterns 002 (1985) Early 19th-century chemises: I like these better than the later, fussier, chemises.
Past Patterns 713 Union Army trowsers [sic], large size: Again, I don't need these myself but I know guys who might, at some point.
Past Patterns 720 Madam Foy skirt-supporting corset: I'm not all gung-ho about corsets but this one laces up the front/side, which means I could get into it myself. If I ever need it, I might as well get it on sale, right?
Past Patterns 705 Sensible stays: These are the ones I really wanted! These are what I need under the Mill Girl dress and my work dresses.
Advance 4980 (1948): Super-girly blouse with shaped yoke.
McCall 4899 (1942): Housecoat or brunch coat. I am totally making this out of a loud, red, paisley-style floral, just like the packet suggests!
Advance 3198 (1943): Another housecoat that can be shortened to a dress. I think this one needs to be a light color, though.
Advance 3070 (1942?): Another nice everyday dress.
4683 (early 1960's?): Mail order dress pattern with a nice yoked bodice.
Advance 6566 (1954): Completely ridiculous and completely lovable country-style dress. This one is definitely the dress for the Wilmington Hoedown Party Dress print, with black lacing on the pockets and neck.
Hollywood 0466 (1942) Barbara Read: Yoked dress that appears to have been the mother of Butterick 4433 (1976), which I'm thinking of reselling now that I have this. I haven't decided, though. Maybe not; they're both cute. Somehow 0466 has a lot more flair, though, doesn't she?
DuBarry 2647b (1941): Love this. I love these housecoat/dresses, especially if they're double-breasted.