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Apr 27, 2012

Holy Housecoat! Cathy wins the PR Vintage Pattern Contest!


Readers, I'm about as far from a "math person" as you can get, but if it's true that numbers don't lie -- and good grief, I hope they don't -- then Cathy's opera coat has just won the vintage pattern contest on Pattern Review!



Now you're probably thinking, What vintage pattern contest?  Friends, I'm not a competitive person.  But Cathy was so happy with her coat -- which I just happened to complete on the final day of contest submissions -- that she insisted we enter it.  When it comes to self-promotion, my cousin has the instincts of Jayne Mansfield. 


Between you and me, I suspect Cathy's condition made her the sentimental favorite, as none of the other contestants were, well, you know, or if they were, it didn't show.  And there were some very lovely and ambitious entries.


Unfortunately, I have discovered that Cathy is quite cutthroat about sewing contests, once even suggesting we send Laura Mae wool knit containing moth larvae.  I think the modeling industry makes you this way, frankly; there's so much backstabbing it's practically ballet.

 

Considering I'm the one who does the sewing, Cathy really shouldn't take all the credit but that's my cousin.  I only hope I haven't contributed to her diva ways by promoting her celebrity on this blog.

Readers, between my birthday, fabric shopping with Australians, and now this -- it's all a little too much. 

Thankfully, there is the SIL dress to remind me that at the end of the day, I'm just another put-upon seamster!

Happy Friday, everybody!

UPDATE:  It's official!

Vintage Contest

32 comments:

  1. YAY! Congrats to you and Cathy!!! :)

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  2. Congrats to cousin Cathy and to you too Peter :)!

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  3. Thanks for the smile. That Cathy sure is something..She really got lucky having you as her identical cousin.

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  4. LMAO Cathy really is enjoying the deep drag of her cigarette isn't she? hahaha

    Congratulations on your win! I'm hoping you do the opera coat sew-a-long...i've found a pattern i like, have a model lined up (miss19's friend who stays with us one night a week) as my borrowed body to sew for and bribed my miss19 to do a photo shoot with said model.

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  5. Congrats, Peter! I haven't been paying attention this year, because of babies and too much moving in and out, and didn't enter myself. (And this is the one contest that I usually enter, too.)

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  6. I am glad Cathy has insisted with you Peter! That coat turned out great! Congratulations and have a nice weekend!

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  7. That is one spectacular coat! Perfect for Spring. :) Congrats on the win.

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  8. Congrats...there's something special about winning unexpectedly, isn't there! Well deserved.

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  9. Congratulations! What a great month you've been having!

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  10. Congratulations, Peter! A well-deserved win.

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  11. Congratulations! That is such a gorgeous coat.

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  12. Cathy is fabulous! And the coat is gorgeous too. Your cousin is so lucky to have such a devoted tailor - although I can see why you love dressing her :)

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  13. Congrats! Cathy was a lovely model for this project!

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  14. Congratulations Peter. A much deserved win.

    And I just love that photo of preggers Cathy smoking. It seems so subversive nowadays, it made me howl with laughter when I saw it!

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  15. I was tripping through PatternReview.com and saw Cathy's coat. It's swell news on the win! Congrats!

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  16. Cathy Lane romps as she stomps!

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  17. bwaHAhasfjoienkfa!! "...so much backstabbing, it's practically ballet." Killing me here! Congrat on the coat - it's just MARVY!

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  18. That coat had to win. It even looks good when worn with shorts.

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  19. Yippy!! YAHOO!! ;D
    Good for you guys ;D
    Rhonda

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  20. Congrats!!! So glad Cathy made you enter.

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  21. Congratulations on the win, well deserved!

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  22. A worthy win. I wish I'd seen that outfit in my fertile years, although I doubt I could have rocked it like Cathy.

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  23. I bet opera is just as catty as ballet, though the divas are ususally a few sizes bigger. Many congratulations to you and to Cathy!

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  24. Congrats - always good to have 'helpful relatives' !!!
    Might consider your idea(s) ;-) :-D

    Love,
    Linda (from OZ)
    (you could wear this one 'for entry' to OZ considering the former Post ;-)! )

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  25. two thumbs up!

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  26. Congrats! The coat is totally lovely in every way.

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  27. Congratulations! A well deserved win.

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