A week or so ago, I read this post by Tanit-Isis and casually commented that I had just bought the same pattern, I thought that Nettie had too, and wouldn't it be funny to do a little Simplicity 8498 runway show? Not that any of us live close enough. Not that any of us are women of leisure with so much free time around the end of the year. Not that any of us are childless, work-less, grad-school-less layabouts who have nothing better to do than sew all day.
An idea was born, a flurry of emails followed, and T said let's do it! Well, I'm nothing if not willing to over commit, so I'm in.
Who else is with us? Do you have this pattern? Do you have the reprint (Simplicity 3833)? Do you have soooooo much free time just before Christmas and can't think of what to do with it? Let us know, and you can join in the virtual runway. Keep your eye on our blogs and we'll let you know when we've all managed to squeeze some free sewing time out of the pre-Christmas rush and when we're ready to host our Simplicity 8498/3833 virtual runway show!
Tempest has certainly mastered the reprint version with this '60s psychedelic mini, and I think I'll follow suit - I've got some itchy vintage double knit paisley print just calling out to me. If you're more inclined to make the glamorous full length brocade version with sequined trim, I'll leave you with a photo from one of my late '60s Simplicity Fashion News magazines:
|This page is actually printed slightly askew, hence the blurriness. Check out the hem, where you can see the colour didn't line up when printed. Hey, these were free pamphlets printed on newsprint; what are ya gonna do?|