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May 4, 2006

Buy It Now

Filed under: Vintage Sewing — thesewingdivas @ 7:24 am

By Diva Gigi 

Buy It Now is great! I just scored this, um, “pattern” on Ebay. As I was doing my daily search for new items I ran across this Adrian pattern. The auction was for the envelope and instructions only – the pattern itself is missing. Since 1) I have never, ever, ever seen an Adrian pattern before, 2) it’s not a style that would flatter my thick waist and 3) it’s not even close to my size I decided to BIN just for the joy of being able to look at it. That’s a whole lotta joy for $10, don’t you think?



  1. Oh my, that’s a wonderful draft. I’ll bet we know a Sewing Diva that could make that pattern, eh Els?

    Comment by Mary Beth — May 4, 2006 @ 8:23 am

  2. I am hoping that there will be diagrams of the pattern pieces in the instruction leaflet! If there are, I will post them.

    Comment by Gigi — May 4, 2006 @ 8:30 am

  3. I noticed the crossed detail under the bust and it reminded me of one of the Marfy patterns I wish I could wear, #F9450 on the site. I just may make that up someday, just because!

    Comment by Mary Beth — May 4, 2006 @ 11:11 am

  4. Plus it’s an Adrian – how cool is that?!

    Comment by Phyllis — May 4, 2006 @ 11:45 am

  5. That’s a really pretty design! How fun!

    Comment by jemgirlca — May 4, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

  6. Gigi, thanks for showing that wonderful Adrian dress, those were the days of fine elegant stylish dresses. It is great that although we live in a different era now, we still can enjoy those now called vintage designs because people treasured those patterns or at least the envelop.
    MaryBeth I could try to copy it , but my waist line is not suitable for that gorgeous design either. But I filed the picture like I do with a lot of other interested design lines .

    Comment by Els — May 4, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

  7. OMG, can I borrow it to trace??? What a fabulous pattern. Gigi, Els, c’mon – we NEED you to make this up! -Ann

    Comment by Gorgeous Things — May 4, 2006 @ 7:42 pm

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    Comment by Gigi — May 5, 2006 @ 6:03 am

  9. Unfortunately, Ann, there is no pattern. 😦 The auction was for the envelope and instructions only. Have you ever seen an Adrian pattern before??

    Comment by Gigi — May 5, 2006 @ 6:06 am

  10. Doh! I read that, but clearly it didn’t register.

    Comment by Gorgeous Things — May 6, 2006 @ 7:10 am

  11. The envelope alone is certainly suitable for framing.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 6, 2006 @ 7:22 pm

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