Friday, August 17, 2007

My name is Christina and I'm a patternholic

Usually when I buy vintage patterns online, $5 is my limit. And if I'm at a yard sale, then most I would spend is $1, and I'd try to bargain it down.

But I couldn't help myself. Last night I was cruising Lanetz Living, one of my favorite vintage pattern resources, when I came across this Vogue pattern. It was love at first sight. It's my size. And with a simple $15 Paypal exchange, it is now mine.

I think what really got me is the back yoke with the little buttons. I am contemplating making 7 of these in different colors; along with the assortment of tights in my closet, it would be a great winter uniform.

At least I held myself back from buying 2 more patterns in order to qualify for free shipping, fooling myself into thinking it was a "good deal". I did use my Friends of PR 15% discount code, but then with the shipping, it was really a wash.


Stephanie said...

Oh I love it! That dress will look so great with tights. I think it's worth it to splurge every once in a while, especially when you know you'll get use out of it.

cidell said...

I *love* it. You're right. The back buttons totally make it.

Anonymous said...

The buttons are adorable. It's funny, I picked up a vintage dress from Red Light just yesterday that looks very similar to this (lots of darting along the front) *but* for those buttons. And as excited as I am to try it out with all of my fun tights, it's just not going to be as cool as the dress(es) you'll make.

Anonymous said...

What friends of PR discount? lol. I'm a friend of PR, and I knew there were some discounts, but I don't know where or how!