I have a bunch of sewing stuff stored under my parent’s house in Hawaii, and I’m gradually moving most of it to NZ.
This most recent trip, I brought back a bunch of vintage patterns which I inherited from my Grandmother or was given by Auntie Artie.
They range in age from the 1940s to the early 1980s, and I can’t wait to make some of them up!
Here is half of what I brought back. I’ll share the rest next week:
Love the sweetheart neckline, and the idea of making this up in black!
Very Mad Men!
These are kind of ridiculously sweet and housewife-y
I’m not sure about the wrap effect of the one on the left.
I love the idea of the boxy jackets and shirtdresses – but the reality looks terrible on me!
Jumpsuits may be in again, but they STILL aren’t a good idea!
I actually have an outfit that my Grandmother made with the central pattern
Aren’t those pedal pushers and shorts adorable?
Wedding dresses! I have the dress made from the pattern on the left (so adorable! And in slipper satin and beautifully finished) , and my Grandmother’s dress was made from the central pattern
Don’t you just love the black suit and gloves and tapestry bag? So chic!
The earliest patterns. I love how the patterns were ‘sponsored’ by radio stars! And are those overalls adorable or what?
Tee hee. Bell bottoms.
I love the dress on the left so much I’m scared to make it up for fear it won’t be as cute in person. And how ‘Sound of Music’ is the pattern on the right!?!
I don’t know if I want the dresses as much as I want to be the women on the patterns!