Pendleton Wool c1950

by raywuwei

in Vintage Sewing

If you like wool be sure to visit Portland, OR! Since Pendleton is based in Oregon, you can often find amazing vintage wool at local shops. I found 2+ yeards of two different plaid patterns. The blue is c1950 and the orange is c1970.

I made a Colette Peony Dress out of the blue and simply adore it! You can view more pics on my blog. I’m making a men’s button up out of the other plaid.

I will note that these pretties did not smell so pretty. I had to wash them, then air dry them and let them sit in the garage for a week to fully cleanse them of their musk. But now they’re wonderful! And they only cost $24 apiece :)

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Katherine February 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

I am tremendously jealous of that fabric – I never see any Pendleton wool around here.

Roadtrip to Oregon!


Rachel Marie February 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Do it! The Columbia and Willamette Valleys are stunning to drive through ;)


Emily February 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

Beautiful dress. I love the contrast between the homey wool plaid and the beaded decoration. It’s perfect!


Rachel Marie February 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Thanks! I liked how the notions dressed it up so it works as day or evening wear :D


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