I feel incredibly lucky have been invited to the launch of a new vintage pattern range. I met Lorna of Stitch Up History about 18 months ago through the Australian Costumers' Guild, and only recently found out she not only had a vintage pattern range planned but about to be launched.
What a happy coincidence for me that I was in the right
city, at the right time *and* was invited to the launch last Sunday. The Paragon Cafe in Katoomba was the venue, which is
where Miss Page worked in the 40s ... and hated the drudgery by all
accounts. Who can blame her for that though she made life long friends with other workers there.
the champagne on arrival. My camera is proving to be a disappointment.
Too many out of focus shots and it's determined to not use the flash
when *I* think it should. It's also taking far too long to take the pic
and waits a minimum of 6 seconds to be ready for another. grrrr.
So here's some more abstract pics of the garments.
land army style overalls - stylish! and a cuter than cute sailor
suit. If only it would make my posterier look half as good I'd have
bought it. The website isn't showing the patterns so I can't tell you
their names at this point.
The cutest dress Lily Rose - which I pre-ordered
and here it is with a couple of other views. Onceuponatoile
on the left is a comparatively new to sewing and made it in a couple of
days so she could wear it to her friend's launch, and that's Lorna on
the right in the red with green trim.
There are a couple of evening dresses - the yellow one comes with a fetching shoulder cape (seen further down on onceuponatoile), and the lady in red, Mouna, sang 40s songs between each new garment (one model),
of course it had to finish with a wedding dress. Gorgeous too and
almost the only photo of the pattern garments to turn out!