Well, over the past few weeks I’ve managed to increase my vintage pattern collection quite considerably!
You can get some real treasures on ebay – I won an auction for a lot of 12 vintage patterns and it was like Xmas when I opened up the parcel!
Here is a selection of my favourite recently acquired pre-loved vintage patterns:
Unfortunately Maudella patterns never seem to have a year printed on the envelope or the sewing instruction sheet, which is a real shame. So I’m guessing this pattern is from the early 60’s, maybe late 50’s. I can’t wait to make this one, I think it’s rather unusual. Talking about unusual Maudella patterns, how about this one?
Woo hoo! I’m a proper blogger now – I have real comments on my blog posts, not just the spam comments you always get! I’m a happy bunny! (It doesn’t take much, I know 😉 )
Ok, back to what I intended to write about . . .
About a year ago, one of my friends said to me that I should wear 50’s style dresses, (you know the type, fitted bodice and big pouffy skirts), as they would suit me. Funnily enough, just the day before, I’d been looking at 50’s fashion and had decided that I should try to make myself a 50’s style dress! It was obviously meant to be!
So I searched and found two reproductions of vintage patterns that I liked.
Vintage Vogue Pattern 2903
Butterick Retro ’56 Pattern 5603
I couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so I bought them both of course! I’ve made a dress from one of the patterns (the Vintage Vogue) and it was the most complicated pattern I’ve ever sewn! Anyway, that will be the topic of another blog post, so I’ll jump ahead a little now.