I missed the last few Simplicity pattern updates, but happened to check in today and found some new vintage reproduction designs to tempt me.
There are a few I will be adding to my collection - this blouse, for instance, is lovely.
While not all of them are my absolute favorites, or as complex as I might wish, I do have to applaud Simplicity for the variety of styles/decades they are choosing.
It would seem that Mad Men and other pop culture references have certainly inspired quite a few of the 60s and 70s designs. But when they start calling the 80s "vintage" I am going to have a fit.
I would, however, love to see some romantic 1930s dresses with amazing sleeves show up in the catalog . . . hint, hint! How about this gorgeousness; or this one, or this one, or this one, or perhaps this one?!
There also seems to be quite few vintage patterns for children – this one is making me want to work with scalloped edges.
And I am rather disturbed that I am jealous of the doll who gets to wear that dropped waist, checked dress . . . I love the style and want my own grown up version.
Certainly YSL's Trapeze silhouette of 1958 has grown on me in recent years. Does that mean 1970s fashions (other than those that clearly reference the 40s and already have my attention) will tempt me in the near future? Only time will tell.