she is so right: "modern" dress patterns show such horrific fabrics/styling/colors that it's hard to see the pattern for what it is! So many awesome dresses could easily be made with the patterns out there! Wish I could sew!
Mexican embroidery— see what I mean? All regional applications of embroidery in Mexico are so exquisite! I grew up/live in a place where Mexican textiles (some antique!) are abundant, yet I never grow tired of the beauty of Mexican design.