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August 31, 2010


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I had See Sew 5148 in at least two different farbics. My mother made them and mailed them to me at college. One had a fabulous border print. I wore it with a big hat for Easter my freshman year. I made just the skirt from that pattern over spring break that year in a black, royal blue, and white stripe. I think I wore it with a short-sleeved cotton sweater with puffed sleeves. :-)We recently found a bunch of patterns from this era, along with the farbics my mother bought to make them, in her house. I remember that at the time some of the fabric seemed cheaper than I wanted, especially for formalwear (my mom made gorgeous formalwear, like a retro strapless pink satin dress with a boned bodice and two layers of tulle), but 25 years later it feels much nicer than the costume-grade stuff that JoAnn and Hancock's call special occasion fabric. One of the things we found was a Brooke Shields pattern for wide cuffed pants, a slim skirt, and a nipped-in jacket with big shoulders that I remember buying just because the pieces looked like Katharine Hepburn would have worn them in the 40s.

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