Retro Pattern Heaven

by seamssustainable on September 21, 2012 · 11 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Hi everyone! Recently I hit the retro pattern jackpot at an estate sale and scored an entire box of patterns for $15! I’m currently going through the patterns and cataloging them, but of course I can’t resist planning a project at the same time!

The owner of these patterns, a Miss Adorna Wheelock, is my new inspiration! She kept a ton of patterns, many of which are mailorder patterns I can’t seem to find copies of elsewhere. Here are my top three contenders (so far) for a project from this box of wonder.

Which would you choose? For more details about these patterns and about this terrific estate sale find, please visit me at Seams Sustainable.

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jax black September 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

love all of them , lucky girl :) but the bottom one would be lovely for autumn in London……if you want to pass any on you know where I am, LOL


Jill September 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

OMG this never happens to me! They’re all lovely but #3 has me drooling.


Karen September 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I would make the Hollywood coat pattern in a heartbeat.


Bessie Miller September 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Jealous! :D I love the first pattern!


Foster September 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Wow, hard to decide, but I like the 3rd one. You really scored!


bernie September 22, 2012 at 3:21 am

The top on. Looks like Audrey Hepburn in Ariane. Lovely in black.


Lizzy September 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm

All all them are great! I would do the coat :)


calita September 23, 2012 at 12:06 am

all of them are so lovely! but i’d probably choose the number one! :)


ooobop September 23, 2012 at 7:07 am

What a great find. I love that last dress :-)


Nathalie September 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I have #3 but probably paid as much for it, if not more for that alone!
If you make it, please do feature it here. I’m planning on making mine in the long sleeved version in the next coming weeks ready for this winter.


Melanie September 27, 2012 at 3:48 am

Get out – Adorna Wheelock? Really? That’s an awesome name, and she must have had an awesome wardrobe to boot!


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