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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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Hello! Just finished sixties Butterick 4228 in a lovely lavender linen say that three times fast!).

I had previously made a wearable muslin in a coordinating print. For all the details, visit me at Seams Sustainable.

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Hi! I just finished Burda 8995. It’s a sweet sixties inspired sheath dress with a shortie jacket top. This pattern is no longer in print, but it is not old. This was a great pattern to work with, and both the dress and the jacket were easy to make.

The cotton barkcloth fabric heightens the sixties feel. For all the details please feel free to stop by my blog for more information!

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Just dropping in from Seams Sustainable ┬áto show you my completed Armistice Blouse. All the details of the sewing and the modifications are available on the blog. I’m planning to add a skirt of the same era to complete the outfit, hopefully next week. Thanks for looking! Dee

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