So, you'll recall I received Shoshana as an early Christmas present. The sewing gifts did not end there though. I was promised a box o' fun from my Granny. At the time, I had no idea it would have to do with sewing and the only hint I was given was this, from my Mom:
Oh, we had fun getting it together. After we threw away all the mouse eaten ones.
You should know I am insanely and unfairly afraid of mice. Thanks, Mom. So imagine my horror when a package arrived from my Granny the next day full of black walnuts. You sent me mouse-leftover nuts. Do you hate me??! I called my mom for the details.
Oh god no...that's not it.
Whew. And so I made a Black Walnut Cake. Betty Crocker. Recognize.
Anyway...Parcel post took a little while and after another week went by a large, heavily postage stamped box arrived. Imagine my unbridled joy when I opened it and saw THIS!
Don't see all the potential there? Then imagine my unbridled joy when I saw THIS!:
Patterns, tens of patterns. Beautiful, vintage patterns. Seriously, this was so much fun! Thank you, Gran!! I still have a lot of fun rifling through everything. I'll be picking this month's pattern from the stack, although before I share the real gems I had to show you these hot little numbers, straight outta the 70s:
My Granny, mom and aunt have actually made/worn most of these clothes. God I hope they used that parthwork fabric for the pants on the right.
So I'm about to dive right in, and will reveal the Seventh Dress soon!