You may recall, last weekend I cleaned out and organized my closet. The bug spread because every member of our household did the same! I ended up with 3 1/2 garbage bags full of gently used clothing, shoes, winter and fall coats, etc.
Now I have heard of other sewists/bloggers being lucky enough to stroll into a vintage/second hand shop and find vintage sewing patterns. Not me. Never. Well almost never!
Right after dropping my things off at the back door, I strolled in the front door and spied a small basket of sewing patterns, some vintage, some uncut, and look at what I bought for 25 cents each! Most of them completely uncut, a few with uncut pieces in them still!
This one is c 1992. Not quite vintage, but I just had to have it.
View C reminds me of a dress I had myself, way back when. c 1991
c 1987 All my shirts had shoulder pads when I started working in the office. I wonder what this one would look like without the shoulder pads, but with just the pleats?
c 1985 I actually sewed up view A long ago, in a solid red polyester knit. It was my favourite dress!
This one intrigued me. So many gathers! c 1986
c 1987 I’m not one for pencil skirts, but this was uncut!
I had a blouse with pleats like this, but I can’t remember if it was the same pattern or not. c 1988
c 1994 A standard blouse pattern – classic today and in 1994.
Do you recognize any of these patterns/styles?
I always sense I am looking back in time when I look at “old” fashions. I wonder what they will be saying about our sewing patterns in 25 – 30 – 40 years? Or is it true… “Everything old is new again.”