One such blogger is Shari Williams of My Daily Threadz. Once I discovered her blog, I went through and read her past blog posts because I was intrigued by her work and wanted to see more. This is a dress she made in 2014 using vintage Vogue 7630.
|Image source: My Daily Threadz - Nov. 3, 2014|
|Image source: My Daily Threadz - Jan. 27, 2015|
...and that's when I became smitten with this pattern. I've pinned images of it on my Sewing Patterns board on Pinterest and have periodically checked availability and pricing for it online where it ranged anywhere from $35 to $55. OUCH!!
So, imagine my surprise when I spotted Vogue 7630 included in a group of 15 patterns being sold on eBay. I wasn't even looking for this pattern specifically; I was just browsing and seeing what was out there.
|eBay auction image|
There was like 30 seconds left to bid on the group, and I was able to slide my bid in with about 5 seconds to go - and I won!
My patterns were delivered today and waiting for me when I got home. I eagerly cut open the box and proceeded to unearth my newly acquired treasure!
I also had a chance to check out the other patterns included in the group, some of which offered style details I really love, and others I thought had real potential.
|I love asymmetrical garments, and I am so digging the wrap top included in this pattern|
|Really cute peplum jacket with slight gathers|
|What a lovely "lady-like" ensemble; will require major pattern revisions due to its sizing|
|Classic pleated skirt|
|Cute full swing skirt on this dress; I would take out some of the excess fabric under the sleeves|
Per the auction description, I was expecting 15 patterns. I noticed, however, these 4 additional patterns included in the package.
One of the "bonus" patterns didn't have its envelope, so an online search yielded this image...
...and another included a wrap-style skirt - again, loving that asymmetry.
When I purchased this pattern grouping, I hoped Vogue 7630 had all of its pieces and instruction sheets and they were all in good condition. So, it was time to inspect my new find.
The instruction sheet was included and from it I learned the dress consisted of 7 pieces, all of which I could account for except piece number 7. When I checked the instruction sheet, I found the missing piece is for the drawstring. No big deal...I can cut that piece without a pattern.
After taking inventory, I proceeded to fold all the pieces up and slide them within the folded pages of the instruction sheet so I could return them all to the envelope, when I saw...
...another pattern piece? Could it be the drawstring?
YESSSSS!! Vogue 7630 is complete! And the best part...the absolutely best part - the entire group of patterns only cost me $8.49 - and that includes shipping!