Mary @pdxsquared on Instagram, and I couldn't be any more different. She is tall and lovely at 6', (I top out at 5'7"), loves to refashion all things, particularly garments picked up at thrift stores and turned into new garments, photo below. She teaches sewing classes/mending/refashions at a women's shelter, sews all things boxy, adores Ottobre patterns (we have this in common!) and enjoys sharing photos of her vast vintage pattern collection on IG, of which I have a meager few. She lives in the Pacific Northwest in the United States located on the other side of the country from my southern east coast South Carolina, but through Instagram we've 'known' and followed each other for years creating a sweet bond through the love of our common hobby.
Sometime October 2018, Mary posted a photo of her vintage pattern Simplicity 5882 and spoke of how she wished she could be a size 14 (bust 34) to sew the pattern and how she loved the jacket especially, but would never be making it. I loved the pattern and commented that I was a size 14 and would she consider allowing me to purchase this lovely pattern. Her immediate reply was to send it to me as a gift, with her joy to simply see it made. She included the loveliest of handwritten notes and some labels along with the pattern in her beautifully packaged parcel, below. So sweet and so special it was decided that this outfit would be my Easter 2019 outfit, as well as 'the special outfit' to wear to my daughter's graduation in May.
here. Super easy and fast with no hand-tying threads to lock your seam.
Burda Skirt 02/2017 #117 is a very similar fitting skirt, below.
Ottobre 100% linen top that I still love and wear.
Happy Sewing All!