I love this pattern. It's not necessarily anything uber special, but it's special to me. This is the first dress I ever sewed, as a sophomore in high school. The hemline flounce gave me fits, but it was worth it, because my mom and I spent a lot of time together working on it. I made it in blue, and wore it to death and, looking back, it probably looked rather wonky (as most first sewing attempts do), but I never noticed. I was pretty darned proud of myself for completing it, and was really happy when I came across it again.
I keep a lot of pattern numbers in my head at any given point in time, always looking for certain ones, so I was glad that now I know this one's number. Not knowing it made me slightly battier than usual. If you'd asked me a year ago, I wouldn't have been able to tell you the pattern number, but I recognized it as soon as I saw it.
Do you have a pattern like this? I don't mean THIS pattern. I mean a pattern that has special meaning to you. Maybe it's one like mine, that was the first one you ever sewed. Maybe it was your prom gown, or one your mom made for you when you were a kid. Whatever the reason, it was special to you. I get a lot of requests from people, asking to help connect them with a sought after pattern. Sometimes these requests don't have much information, like the one that said "it was from about 1975-78, and the model was brunette, and one outfit was red. And it was a dress. " I actually found that one for her, believe it or not. And it once took me ten months, but I did finally find a customer's 1955 prom dress pattern, so her granddaughter could wear it to her prom. I love treasure hunts, because it means that I'm connecting someone with something meaningful to them.
So tell me, what's your favorite pattern, and why? Leave a comment explaining it, and you'll be automatically entered in a giveaway for a Mood Fabrics bag, just like the designers carry on Project Runway. Tim Gunn not included. (I'd keep him!) Leave your comment (be sure to include your email address), and on Thursday I'll pick a winner. And yes, I'll ship it to you for free.