Sunday, November 11, 2012

Vintage Patterns

As it gets colder here the yard sales become almost nil and the estate sales seem few and far between. Junk Hunting is therapy for me, so it's hard when I can't get my fix every weekend. Lucky for me I have another passion (addiction) that can keep me sane during the colder months when the junk hunting is not so abundant. I love, love, love to sew! I collect vintage sewing patterns and like to use them for many of my sewing projects. I have decided to try to make a dress for myself using one of my vintage patterns for my next project, so I spent a good portion of the day yesterday sorting and organizing my patterns in hopes of finding the  perfect one for this project. As I was sorting and looking through all of that vintage beauty I thought I would share some of my favorites with you (warning - lots of pics). Just so you know I pretty much like all vintage patterns 1970's and earlier (not a fan of 80' fashion - hey I lived it and when I look at pictures of myself from that decade I cringe and say to myself "Oh My - did you really wear that"). 

Children's Patterns
(I use these for the Red Headed Girls)

And as I am expecting a great nephew in December, I have some for boys too!

More children's patterns here.

Girl and Teen Patterns

More Girl/Teen Patterns here.

Oh How I love the 60's

More 60's patterns here and here.

And the 70's

More 70's patterns here.

Just Lovely Patterns

More Just Lovely Patterns here.

Wow, there are just so many patterns to choose from! How will I ever decide!