It continues to be very very very COLD here! Thankfully my heart is warm with the arrival of my new patterns (lol) .
At least once a month Vogue and McCall have a sale on their patterns. I don't think I have ever paid full price for a Vogue pattern. When they do have their sale, I tend to load up. Of course it feels like it takes forever for the patterns to arrive. BUT man oh man when they arrive it's like Christmas all over again! I squealed with delight as I opened the brown envelope. I often forget what I had originally order so it's quite a surprise. On occasion I have been disappointed, wondering "What was I thinking?" when I open the brown envelope and pull out the patterns. So this time around I purchased 8 patterns (and I am thrilled with all 8). I was seriously lacking in the shirts/blouse departments so I stocked up on a variety of tops that I can make in heavier fabric for the winter but can switch it up for the summer with lighter materials.
The first pattern I am going to start with is the McCall's M6841 in view C. What I like most about this pattern is that you can use a various materials to get different looks. A jersey knit will give you a more casual look, whereas a silk would give you a more "dressy" look. I have this purple double knit fabric in my stash that I will start with and see how it turns out. It drapes well and has a good weight to it.
Wish me luck!