So you know how they have these online phone directories where you can enter a phone number and it spits out the name of the person who was last assigned that number? Well, I'm looking for something similar, but for dress patterns. I'm quite sure no such thing exists, so I'm hoping you Craftsters can be my search engine.
I originally posted this in another thread, but I felt it was confusing the issue that the first Craftster was asking about, so I'm moving it here.
I was just home visiting my folks and came across two of the most wonderful vintage dresses from my past. This first one was my mom's, and I remember her in it very vividly. I asked her where she got it and she told me this story:
When we lived in Indiana, where I grew up, my mom went into this second hand store we'd often frequent. As she walked in the door, this woman appeared, like some kind of thrift store angel, with a bundle of red and green fabric hung over her arm. She looked my mom up and down and said "here, try this on." My mom didn't know the woman, and she didn't work in the store. The dress, a simple, sleeveless sundress with matching bolero, fit like a dream, and from that day forward my mother wore it to any sort of special occasion ever after.
Now the tragedy: my mother is a slim little lady, and while she no longer wears the dress, I would have to remove a rib or two to even think about zipping it.
I've been scouring the internet for a similar pattern, but nothing has turned up yet. Can y'all help me? I loove the details in this, the fabric, everything! Sorry for the shoddy pictures. I tried to put it on and take photos that way, but it won't zip and the flash kept bounching off the mirror. So here goes:
Bad mirror picture:
Front with jacket:
I'd be thrilled to buy a similar pattern if anyone has or knows of one. Thanks for your help!