The time finally arrived when my vintage pattern stash started to take over the house. What started as “I just have to have that vintage sewing pattern and then I’ll be happy” turned into “but I can’t let that lot of 28 vintage patterns go to just anyone, I have to protect them!” Am I bonkers? Probably!

The patterns I want to get rid of

The patterns I want to get rid of

And a close up of the box

And a close up of the box

I particularly like patterns from the 1950’s, some from the 60’s, a few from the 40’s, and a sprinkling of the 70’s. I’ve ended up with quite a lot of patterns from the 1970’s which I’m really not interested in, so I tried selling a few patterns on ebay just to test the waters – that was a dead duck!  So now I’ve opened up a store on etsy called kwirkykiwi!  I know the spelling is a little different, but my first choice of quirkykiwi wasn’t available 🙁

So I’m afraid from now on you will see a selection of items available in my etsy shop at the bottom of every post – got to get visitors to my shop somehow! 😉

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1930’s children’s playsuit pattern

It’s been interesting going through my patterns though, sorting out which ones to sell and which to keep.  I discovered I have a pattern from the 30’s.  I’ll never make it up but I’ll never get rid of it either – it’s a young girls playsuit and is really rather cute – kids just don’t wear things like that anymore.

I also decided that the 1970’s weren’t that bad after all – I’ve kept more of them than I was going to 😉

It’s kind of fun going through patterns making sure they’re complete, taking pictures and posting on etsy, but I know the novelty will wear off, and probably very soon!

 


Oh, and I’ve got a new subscribe box on the right so you can get an email every time I post something new – which to be honest isn’t going to be very often going on my past track record!  So it would be great if someone could try it out for me!  I will dance a little jig when I get my first sign-up! 😀