|1950's pattern - I would love to sew up the little bolero.|
Oh my! I have not been doing much blogging - mostly that's because I haven't been making a lot of progress in any of my sewing or knitting projects. My attention was also diverted by trying to win some fantastic patterns on eBay. Unfortunately I was not as aggressive or ambitious as some and missed out on two patterns that I would have loved to have (Seriously though - patterns going for $40?)
I was a little dumbfounded at the popularity of these two patterns that I was after. (They were pattern magazines from the 1930's that included multiple patterns and the ability to make them in multiple sizes). The few ventures I had previously had on eBay maybe involved one or two bids in addition to mine, although I have often been the only bidder on some of the patterns that I really wanted.
However, being aggressively outbid on some of the recent desires of my heart, I decided to check out a thrift shop where there would be no competition (and no shipping charges!). The first one I went to didn't have much of anything - I even asked an employee if they had sewing patterns and I was informed that they don't really get those kind of donations. So onto the next store. This one was an antique thrift shop, I felt my odds would be a little better here.
When I approached an employee about sewing patterns, I was handed a small stack while another employee went to grab the "box from the back." A whole box, there must be hope that I can find something.
While most of the patterns in the box were from the 70's I did find two patterns from the1950's and one from the 1960's. The best part, he only charged me $0.50 a piece! What a great deal. The patterns are a little small for me, but there is some potential and I would love to find some time to sew these up.
|I'm not sure I will make the entire dress, but I would like to try using the bodice piece to make a blouse.|
|a 1960's pattern that I think would make a nice shift dress for work.|
Any ideas for what you would do with these patterns? How do you make vintage sewing fit into a modern world?
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