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Pattern Score!

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 : )

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Lizzy July 4, 2014, 10:59 pm

    Woow!! I wish I could have at least one of those

  • Anne July 5, 2014, 4:09 am

    What a score!! Lucky lucky you! 🙂

  • Reading Goddess July 5, 2014, 3:49 pm

    I have Simplicity 5059′ and I lurv it!! Great directions, and fit me without alterations.

    • HeatherLeeBea July 6, 2014, 1:08 am

      I got a couple of these how to sew patterns. I’m curious about them…

  • Kris July 5, 2014, 7:26 pm

    I have the briefs pattern, and really like it. My go-to pattern for winter undies. 🙂

    • HeatherLeeBea July 6, 2014, 1:07 am

      I really want to make more underthings – especially higher waist ones so hopefully I can give it a spin soon! What kind of fabric do you use?

  • sharon nichols July 7, 2014, 11:42 pm

    Omg. Flashback time. Simplicity 8656…. made that in 1969. Wore it when I gave a speech in front of the whole school when I ran for student counsel treasurer in 9th grade. View 4. Loved the colors.. a medium turquoise blue dress and scarf of blues and greens. I felt so grown up! Lol

    • HeatherLeeBea July 8, 2014, 10:26 am

      That’s awesome. One of the patterns I got had the facings cut out in a tiny strawberry print in the envelope – so cool to get a hint of where they’ve been! I love turquoise so maybe I should make one similar to yours!

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