Sunday, July 27, 2008

Additions to the sewing library

I got some great sewing-related gifts for my birthday!


First up, my mom sent me a couple of vintage patterns, including a Betsey Johnson halter wrap dress with optional hood from the 1970s - super cute. I think I need one...




Cidell gave me these super cool fashion illustration books by John Peacock, they highlight the fashions during each decade of the 1950s and 1960s.



Check out this dress from 1969 with the scalloped edging, it's exactly like a Sybil Connolly vintage Vogue pattern I own.




And from my BIL and SIL, a couple of items from my Amazon wishlist - a pattern drafting book by Jack Handford, and Lotta Prints - How to Print With Anything, From Potatoes to Linoleum by Lotta Jansdotter. I like the idea of adding a little something to an umbrella.

17 comments:

cidell said...

I think I need to check out some of those Lotta Jansdotter books!

Lindsay T said...

Fantastic b-day haul! I met Lotta at the Brooklyn Flea market in April where she had a booth. V. nice in person.

Adriana B. said...

Happy BD to YOU! Love the B.Johnson dress.

flanthrower said...

Happy Birthday! I've been meaning to check out that Lotta Jansdotter book.

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the loot!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great birthday haul! I am soooo in love with Sybil Connolly patterns right now...so I'm jealous that you actually have one in your possession!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! Such great birthday gifts! I've always love those 70s Betsey Johnson designs.

Cennetta said...

Great birthday gifts.

Leslie said...

Oooh, you got some goodies!! I'd love a review of the patternmaking book when you get to it.

Wendiva said...

oooh the vogue couture one looks so cool! good luck w/ sewing, i'm sure you'll do great w/ these helpful reads :)

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paco peralta said...

Christina.-
very beautiful gifts and good books, in short, a good inspiration. Best wishes, Paco

Tany said...

What set of fabulous gifts!!! (I confess being a little adicted to vintage patterns... I bought a few 60s style Vogues this month and I can't wait to try them out!)

toy said...

I could have sworn I already commented on this, happy belated b'day, I am happy you got a lot of fabulous stuff

Beth said...

I love those old patterns!!!

Tini said...

I'm sooo totally into vintage patterns. I have a few I really want to try out. Great birthday haul! Happy belated birthday btw!

Sara said...

happy birthday! That Betsey Johnson is gorgeous!!! I want one - will have to troll the internets to see if i can score one ;)

Do show us how it turns out! Happy sewing.

this vignette said...

what do you think of that patternmaking book? Is it hard for the average home sewer to grasp?