Suddenly I wanted a few somewhat vintage patterns. I love the Koko Beall patterns, but the one I think I shall make is the Simplicity, view B. The Burda I would do a tunic without the collar - just do a neckline binding or a self-drafted semi-cowl. Anyway - as always it is fun to look at the patterns. :) I have an event coming up for which a 1960s style is appropriate, and View B of the Simplicity would do just fine! I like the seaming and the simplicity, no pun intended! View B is the black and white print sheath dress on the right of the pattern envelope. Now to find fabric that would be LIKE the 60s without actually being the 60s. I favor a solid or a very tiny texture or print that would allow the seaming to be the style features, as was the intent of the designer. It is always awful to see a lovely pattern, with seaming that defines a design, made with a horrific print. Happens a lot though.
I linked Koko Beall up above to a really nice blog called American Age Fashion, which is a fascinating blog in itself.
The rest of the patterns will be waiting until I get the urge to sew them as well as the enlightenment of what fabrics to use, and what modifications to do.
Meanwhile, no, the quilt is not done, but it's coming along and the ukulele case 2, for my son, is cut out and awaiting my present wave of laziness to subside. Hoping this next week sees more action in the sewing room. It is possible, and as I have so many projects in mind, it would be nice to do some positive work on the ones I have now!