Here are the cool patterns I've acquired over the past little while.
The Ebay seller put this one in an acid-free protective sleeve.
This is the pattern I will start with first. I'm going to trace the original on to pattern paper and then put it all back in a nifty acid-free sleeve. You would think that JoAnn's would have pattern tracing paper in that big behemoth of a store. But no, I was disappointed in JoAnn's once again. I had to order it on-line. I also didn't find a mid to heavy weight knit or wool there to use for this dress. Not surprising. Can you tell I'm not a fan of JoAnn's?
On the other hand I did find the darling, hip, little fabric shop in Salt Lake, called YellowBird Fabrics. I loved everything about this shop, the classes offered, the exquisite high-quality fabrics, the hipster owner, and of course, the retro patterns. Prices were high so I will really have to want/need the fabric to buy. I guess that is what you pay for quality which is something JoAnn's doesn't have. Did I mention I don't like the anxiety causing shopping experience of JoAnn's? YellowBird was so much more pleasant.
Patterns: 5 out of 5 stars.
JoAnn's 1 out of 5 stars.
YellowBird Fabrics 4.5 out of 5 stars