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Sep 9, 2018

Cathy Models the 1959 McCall's Luis Estevez Dress!


I know many of you never thought you'd see the day when my cousin Cathy Lane returned to modeling.


After a four-year absence, does Cathy still have what it takes?


Motherhood has made Cathy more womanly.


But she is still just as beguiling.


Here Cathy models McCall's A-2, a vintage 1959 dress pattern designed by Luis Estevez exclusively for the Quaker Oats Company. 


Cotton polka dotted fabric is from Chic Fabrics in the NYC Garment District.


The beautiful "away from the neck" collar is accentuated by a large statement bow.


Whipped up by yours truly.


Cathy still has many of her same old vices.


But fortunately maintains the dewy-fresh complexion of a newborn.


Cathy has once again begun to make the rounds.


She has cleverly accessorized her Luis Estevez creation with a black satin clutch, kid leather gloves, bangle bracelets, button earrings, sunglasses, and a black velvet chapeau.


Cathy's day starts early.


She travels from go-see to go-see in search of a modeling gig.



She feels so good to be back in the city, a single gal on the go.



Daughter Simplicity, now six, currently attends a military academy in Switzerland.


Cathy writes when she can.


Life is so full of possibilities for our youngish model.


In her Luis Estevez original, who knows what might happen?


Especially for a beautiful model like Cathy.


With a newly-enhanced figure!



See you soon!

38 comments:

  1. Looking good, Cathy! Hope to see you again soon!

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  2. I am guessing that Cathy spent her hiatus in Paris? What lovely savoir faire in every shot. Polka dots become her. Welcome home, Cathy! You were missed!

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  3. So great to see Cathy again and looking so chic!

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  4. Cathy will be staying in NYC for the foreseeable future, we hope.

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  5. Suddenly all is right with the world.

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  6. She is utterly fabulous and I want to go accessories shopping with her!

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  7. Well Cathy looks fab. Carries it off with great style.

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  8. Absolutely fabulous, great to see Cathy again.

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  9. Brilliant post Peter, and a beautiful dress. Long may Cathy's modelling career continue!

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  10. fabulous (and gorgeous dress accessories and that lipstick - wish I could wear red lipstick as well....)

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  11. Thank you Peter! This made my day. Excellent dress, I'm pretty sure if I met Cathy I'd fight her for it. I hope she makes an appearance on your blog again, soon!

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  12. I thought Cathy would be turning heads as she strutted down the street but no New Yorkers are so blase. Great looking dress, very chic.

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  13. Cathy, you look stunning in that lovely dress. I was worried about little Simplicity at first, but judging from the photograph, the military lifestyle seems to suit her.

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  14. Loved the dress. And the bum enhancement.

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  15. So elegant! The dress & Cathy are a perfect match. I love the accessories, from the kitten heels to the hat; but those glasses- just fantastic! IG doesn't do her justice, btw (I follow as Laurpud)

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  16. Welcome back Cathy! We missed you! She looks great and the dress is wonderful.

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  17. So happy to see Kathy back on the blog, and with updates to boot! She looks gorgeous per usual and your quite elegant in this beautiful make.

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  18. Oh sweetie, it's been too long! It does my old heart good to see my life role model on the town in polka dot perfection.

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  19. (Everyone sing with me, if you like!): Hello Cathy! Well hello, Cathy! It's so nice to see you back where you belong!! You are looking swell, Cathy! I can tell, Cathy! Tell us you will never go away again! Reading this today made my face hurt! WITH A SMILE! Thank you Peter....and Cathy! --Erik

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  20. Cathy made my day!!!! Hope she visits again soon! Inbetween modeling gigs maybe she can squeeze us in ;-))

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  21. Oh I see big things happening for Cathy!

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  22. Aah, Cathy! With or without enhancements, she definitely still has it.
    Spud

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  23. love the first shot, reminiscent of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Tres Chic!

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  24. It's so good to see Cathy back. I, for one, am a big fan.

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  25. It’s lovely! As an aside, what ever happened to the Selfish Seamstress? Have you heard from Elaine?

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  26. How has it been 4 years?! Cathy looks great.

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  27. I´ve missed you Cathy!!! Looking good!!!!

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  28. So glad Cathy is back. Dress is divine. Uber stylish as always

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  29. Welcome back, Cathy. You must have forgotten your modeling lessons on pacing in high heels--smaller steps are de rigueur. All else looks perfect!

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