Thought you lovely folks would appreciate the stack of vintage patterns I just thrifted for 10 cents each. I may have squealed in the store….
A pile of vintage treasures!
A sampling of my faves here, but check out the full blog post for all 20!
Butterick 8381 (1958)
Simplicity 5059 (1960s)
Simplicity 8656 (1969) Those collars!
Sew Lovely P500 (1970)
About the author: Mostly self taught seamstress with attention to detail.
Likes to take on new and interesting projects to expand her knowledge/skills and keep things fresh.
Has worked for independent / regional theatre and private clients.
Loves to do research on projects.
Subscribes to the “make do and mend” philosophy – to repair or re-vamp if possible and give new life to existing items.
Fashion and function are equally important. If something isn’t comfortable or usable it’s not worth making.
Thinks that educating yourself and others on fashion history and proper fitting is important to making everyone look their best.
Uses mostly vintage sewing machines – they tend to keep up with me!
Loves her cordless iron!
Favorite fabrics are cottons and wool suiting.
There is a time and place for crepe back satin and it’s not for formal wear : )
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