20 April 2015
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!
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
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!