Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Vintage Pattern Haul

Hello ladies! After talking with a dear sewing friend I decided to share some wonderful patterns that I came across at a thrift shop a few weeks ago.I am one who scavenges through the patterns at thrift stores.But on this particular day my Mom beat me to the treasure bins, because I was, ah, in the privy...
Any-who, I dashed to her side at her beckoning to find a small, fabulous haul of vintage patterns, be still my soul~ in my size! I am so happy! It is not every day you can spree on such a great selection, unless of course you only pay 19 cents a piece as I was able to!

Without anymore drama, let me get on to sharing with you what I ended up with...

These first two feature a ladies suit and four differing designs of night gowns from the late 60's.
I confess I am more thrilled with the nighty pattern than the business suit. But since it was completely intact and had such nice color, I decided to spend the extra few cents for it...and if I ever get around to starting an Esty shop I could just post it up to sell.
These two are just your practical goodwill bin pattern finds, but they both had such nice ideas for your average ruffle hemmed skirt I decided to throw them in. Plus they excite me for contra dance clothes. :)
                     Another nighty and some simple high waisted skirts...The best I have saved for last.

Now my dears we are getting to the goodies! This little number on the left is a 70's style pattern.Though I am not a fan of either that era's style or fad, I thought the shirt with the coordinating skirt was a fabulous idea! This will be a great outfit for the fall.I can see it working the 40's nicely.
We are going to skip over to the right here and look at this mail order pattern from the 40's...
It is so sweet to find patterns like this one with notes from the original seamstress intact. It makes you wonder what she was like and who she was. I love a good story of vintage mystery.
Oh, and the pattern is of what has been illustrated on it's cover.Such a fabulous blouse!
This dress pattern...I am probably the most eager to make.I am almost sure that I have seen it on Esty before, but have been unable to find it again since purchasing this copy.If you zoom in a bit you will notice the layout in the left hand corner.The cut of the shoulder and sleeves are what make this pattern special and unique to me. I can't wait to find just the right fabric for this dress! Do you know anything about this style?
I am guessing it to be from the 50's.
Here we have another mail-in (which I have yet to uncover what is inside- naughty me) and this pattern that leaves me confused.The style looks to be from the 40's or 50's but the the printed price make me think older. What do you think?

And these my dears, have been saved for last because of their wonderfulness. I have already bought a yellow calico to carry out the fabulous 50's blouses.But do you think that I will ever be able meet such a match for the 40's suit as shown?! It yells out to me from my sewing corner, pleading to be make once again. Maybe one day I will find something to meet your glory my dear one, until then I will keep you in safe keeping for that momentous day.

Have you found any patterns lately?
Which pattern do you like the best?

May all your pins lay straight!
the Elder sister and Writer


  1. Wow, those look like some great patterns! What a find! I really like the shape of that last 1940's suit pattern, it looks like it would be very flattering.

  2. Great find! I love the 1970's skirt patterns, so fun!


  3. I love vintage patterns!! The suit looks absolutely amazing, you are so lucky to have found it! :)

  4. Oooh, great finds! :D I think my favorites are the 50's dress and the 40's suit. I look forward to seeing what you make. :)
    The mystery era pattern definitely looks 50's, judging from the style and illustration method (though I'm by no means an expert :P). Was the price lower than what you would expect from that time?

    1. Thanks! I was thrilled!

      Yes, but now that I have been doing a little more research I guess that was the standard price.
      We learn something new everyday don't we?! :)


  5. AAAAHHHHHHH!!!! LOVE! What an awesome haul! Those fifties blouses, and the 40's suit, and the 50's dress, and, and... You certainly scored, Cassie, at only 19 cents apiece!
    Oh, and as far as when that jacket pattern dates from (simplicity 4176) I would say late 40's. Just judging by the shape of the design, the illustration and the hair in the illustration.

    the Middle Sister and Singer

  6. They are so cute! I love the a-line and full skirts!
    After my great-grandma passed away a few years ago I got her old sewing patterns. She was an amazing seamstress and had so many different patterns! I got bags after bags of them! It certainly makes you excited! :)


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