Mail Time! (Warning: Photo Heavy Post)

I love when fun packages arrive in the mail. I skip round the house (not literally, I have a small ranch house, so there’s not really enough space to skip around, lol) singing the old Blue’s Clues Mail Time song. If you’ve never heard it (like my hubby), go look it up on youtube. Go ahead. I’ll wait….. Now that you have that engraved on your brain, you’ll find yourself singing it when you get fun packages. lol. But, this past week was full of fun mail days. I placed orders for some of the patterns on my “to buy” list, and they all arrived in the same week. So, I’ll share the fun, and show you what I bought. Let’s start with…..

The first two packages that arrived on Monday had the Folkwear patterns I ordered:

#210 – Armistice Blouse


and #253 – Vintage Bathing Costume


I have wanted both of these patterns for a very long time. The next package arrived on Tuesday, and had the Sense & Sensibility pattern in it:

The 1909 “Beatrix” Jacket


The 1909 “Beatrix” Skirt


and The 1909 “Beatrix” Shirtwaist


On Wednesday, my Truly Victorian patterns arrived:

TV550 – 1880’s Buckram Hat Frame


TV463 – 1884 French Vest Bodice 


TV460 – 1885 Bustle Cuirass Bodice 


TV365 – 1883 August Overskirt 


TV362 – 1884 Wash Overskirt 


And, along with those patterns, I order 1 set each of the TV101 Pre-cut Bustle Wires for Miss Elma, Miss PJ and myself:


And, finally, on Thrusday arrived the package that had the McCall Vault Collection patterns I ordered:

M2022, M2029 & M2030


It was a very happy mail week for me! But, it’s always a happy day when I can add more patterns to my pattern library. I am so excited about all of these patterns. I can’t wait to put them to use. And, as a matter of fact, I recently received a gift from my mother-in-law, a lovely piece of framed artwork, featuring a bustle area scene, and I plan on recreating the dress in the portrait:


Not sure if I will get to this by the end of the year, or if it will have to go on next year’s list, but I will make this costume. lol. And, Miss PJ and I have decided that this portrait will be hung in a place of honor in the sewing room, after we get the room painted, that is.

Well, there was my excitement from last week. I do have more to post about, so I may post that in a couple of days. Until then…. Happy Sewing!


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