Friday, May 18, 2007

~vintage sewing patterns~

On a recent visit to the thrift store, I ran across a couple boxes of old patterns. I came away with small box worth for just a couple dollars.
I like this dress, but what do you think about that collar?...

This one has some notes written on it dated 3/1972, though I'm sure a 25 cent pattern of this style must have been from a much earlier time...

This one appears to have been nesting material for a mouse family, I'm assuming by the tiny chew marks. It's a shame because the pattern doesn't seem to have been used. I'm optimistic that maybe I can salvage it...

Sixties maybe? I like the black and white version on the left with the little collar...

This pajama pattern was an Ebay purchase...

I thought these would be fun to make since I would really like some new summer pajamas ~ if I can get to it before summer is over.

If you have any interest in vintage patterns, here are some sites I found:

Patterns from the Past

Acme Notions Vintage Patterns

Lanetz Living

The eVintage Society

Out of the Ashes Collectibles


I promise to post pictures soon of some sewing projects I have actually finished :)

26 comments:

  1. Those are sooo cool! My goodness, you really have to have a teeny waist to wear that first dress, don't ya think! That'll be fun to actually make something from the patterns!

    Manuela

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  2. I would make the dress{if I could sew} without the collar. Unless a person has very short hair a collar can keep your hair in a tizzy.
    NANCY JO

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  3. The vintage sewing patterns were great finds!

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  4. That is quite THE collar!! :o)
    I really love the pajamas..they look so comfy! You should make those for yourself right away!

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  5. Just beautiful. I love that blue dress and the collar does not bother me. I can not wait to see pictures. Have a lovely weekend. Clarice

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  6. It is fun how alot of those styles are coming back!

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  7. Thanks for answering my question, Deb! I had almost forgotten I had asked it but am very thankful for the answer.
    (http://theeimers.blogspot.com/2007/05/mermaid-for-sale.htmland)

    I just dug up a rose bush last fall intending to re-plant it somwhere else but I forgot it and killed it. I felt bad but apparently had left a portion of the roots in the ground a new sprout has come up this year! I will have to move it later.

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  8. Oops, that link won't work! sorry.
    Your comment was under "Mermaid for sale"

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  9. nelda7:32 PM

    Great patterns! I really like the collar on the dress. It seems very flattering.

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  10. Oh, lucky you! I love vintage patterns. I just ordered one for my daughter. I can't believe you found so many nice ones all in one place.

    You'll have to post photos of all the beautiful things you make.

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  11. I love the vintage patterns! Can't wait to see one of your creations with it. I have some old 1950's knitting patterns. You can't beat the oldies!
    Trish
    http://trishishere.blogspot.com

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  12. OH DEB !! This is just what i ment last time, i also have collected a few of those and doesn`t they look just amazing pretty? I do have a plan to make one, but you know, the time, the time...I still have a few projects going on, but they will soon be finnished, then i will makea lovely apron for myself :) I am sooo looking forward to se your projects finnished!
    Have a nice weekend Deb :)

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  13. I just recently started picking up older patterns. I don't sew, but I love the graphics and look of the older ones. Just passed up an entire box at a Salvation Army for $2. I think I'll go back to see if they are still there. If you make the pjs please share them with us. Thanks so much Deb for the links. xoxo

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  14. Anonymous8:32 AM

    Wonderful patterns! I especially like the second one. Did you notice that it has "1940 corduroy" written above the 3/1972 notes? Thanks for sharing the links.

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  15. What wonderful vintage patterns! I really like the first dress especially the collar.

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  16. Butterick 3740 is circa 1965 - 66. Based on the number, font type and fashion. Great to find another vintage sewing pattern fan!
    oldpatterns
    owner of
    Patterns from the Past

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  17. sharon1:56 AM

    Those jammies are great. I would love those myself.My mom used to make all four of us girls clothes when we were young.

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  18. Just adorabele finds! It will be nice to see your sewing projects!

    I found your blog recently and I think it's very interesting and full of beauti. :)

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  19. They're wonderful!
    Vintage images are always pretty... And these ones reminds me of some vintage pictures that hangs on one of the walls in my grandma & grandpa's attic ;-)

    Best wishes,
    Elisabeth

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  20. Gorgeous patterns, I think I like the second and third ones the best. The collar on the first suits the dress, you could always make it a little smaller. Good luck.

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  21. Love the vintage fashions!

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  22. I've been going through a vintage pattern collecting thing lately, too :)

    on the first pattern, I love the collar with the sleeveless version...on the sleeved version, I would probably like to see the collar slimmed down a little...

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  23. Oh wow...I love those

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  24. These look like fun! I think the collar on the one is fine, but would also look cute without it.

    Jody

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  25. I love all of these and would just love to have the finished articles in my wardrobe, but would they suit me, I don't know.

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  26. Kathi Winter8:18 AM

    Oh how fun! My daughter Jessica needs to see these. She loves vintage things, as I do too. Thank you for sharing. Kathi

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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