As if there are not enough temptations lurking in pattern catalogues, fabric shops, blogs and magazines, the world throws vintage patterns and fabric on Ebay, Etsy and op shops our way too.
I am weak…
I have given in…
Then there are these beauties… much more expensive but so so lovely…
QUESTION: Does that big skirt pictured above need a massive petticoat or horsehair braid or something spectacular to look like that?
How gorgeous are the crossover pleats on that Vogue skirt? I die!
Other scores have included a metre of burgandy raw silk for 50 cents, enough fabric for a work blouse for $1.50, four zips for 50 cents and a few other bits and pieces.
I love op shops and funnily enough the kids enjoy trawling through the cartons and shelves as much as me!
I’ve still got to check the envelopes for all the pieces but it’s been fun so far! I might use some of them in a giveaway at some point but in the meantime I plan to pop them in a sealed plastic slip, take them out and give them a loving pat every week or so.
I’m about to indulge in a vintage mini muu-muu pattern. Why? Why not! LOL
wow what a collection! Sounds like real bargains! Are you planning on making any or do you collect vintage patterns?
A bit of both probably. I am going to make the vintage Cambie-style dress and I do love the other two ‘to die’ for patterns and they are on ‘the list’. The others I’ll ponder over and keep or giveaway at some point.
I’m never going to be a 100% vintage girl or 100% Big 4 or 100% indie.
I’m a smorgasbord stitcher, a little bit of everything & anything I like. Keeps life interesting!
oh yes that is very true and I love that term “smorgasbord stitcher”. And that is what is nice about sewing, you can just change direction or customize items to your liking again! 🙂
Oh I cant wait to see the vintage cambie! 🙂
Did you see House of Pinero’s post on how many patterns she had- I wonder what your little sprees are hitting at! orphan patterns need loving homes- you are very good to save them!
I know! I’m rather terrified to carry out that exercise as ELH reads the blog!
I often pick patterns up and wonder at the heartless family member that has tossed all of mum’s or grandma’s beloved patterns. They are often written on and much loved.
Bring the little patterns unto me 🙂
a muu muu? Yikes! I can’t wait to see that!!
Oh you better believe it. It’s a mod squad muu-muu. Can’t wait!
I really like that wrap dress in the second photo. Some of thoses 70’s/80’s patterns are real gems!
Isn’t it fab! I’m hoping all the pieces are in the envelope… it’s a size too big but once I figure out how it’s constructed I might be able to get it to fit.
Does your heart skip a beat when you find these vintage beauties? So exciting!
Love the finds! Too bad about the missing bodice piece. Maybe you can use one from another pattern?
I’ve been considering that. Mind you I have so many patterns having one for decoration is ok!