I KNOW that everyone is just waiting to see some finished SWAP garments, and I KNOW that I'm keeping you hanging.
Well kidlets, hang on a little longer, ok?
Meanwhile, I'm going to treat you to some of my favorites from the new Vogue selections.
They got the Chado Ralph Rucci line to license two patterns. I love them both, and will be buying them.
This tailored shirtdress is so typical of Rucci - the detailing and the styling are so chic. It's going to the top of my "for Me" list.
I even like this big shirt. I'm seeing it in white linen.
I also have already put this number from Marfy in my shpping cart, and am mulling it over. I love the yoke into sleeve treatment on this shirtdress.
And then there is this easy wear dress for knits that will be a summer must-have.
I have some more bids in on a couple of vintage patterns at Ebay. If I don't win the one that looks JUST LIKE THIS, I'll be picking it up too.
There is also a new Adri pattern that looks very similar to the OOP pattern that I used for part of my Caribbean Sailing wardrobe - Adri has a look and a style that is simple, easy, casual, and all her own. I'd recommend it if you don't have one of her old patterns.
There's a new Issey Miyake, which is a fabulous pattern, for someone who needs more of that loose/casual suit style clothing. It's great, I'm just rapidly coming up on a time where I'll have no use at all for that look, so I'm refraining...(for now)
A Brief Intermission . . .
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