Patterns


This week, I purchased 2 patterns from the Vintage Fashion Library - http://www.vintagefashionlibrary.com/ (Not to be confused with the Vintage Pattern Lending Library - http://www.vpll.org/ ) They sell copies of original patterns and I was happily surprised at how nice the patterns were. Nicely copied, full size instructions, and the pattern pieces are printed on large sheets of nice quality paper. One pattern is for a 1940s shorts set and the other is for a 1930s pajama set. The pajama set I plan on making in a fabric suitable for regular wear, like a lightweight Summer cotton. No, I don't have fabric right now for either pattern. That's typical for me, I have fabrics with no patterns and patterns with no fabric!
A few weeks ago I got a Simplicity Pattern Counter book (the big ones with several hundred pages) on ebay for under $50. Which was a surprise, because they usually go for several hundred $$. The cover on this one is pretty rough, so maybe that chased away bidders, but the inner pages are fine. Here are two images from the pattern book that I'd love to find the patterns

Do you see a theme here with these patterns? I've got Summer and Summer clothing on my mind! This December has been so mild here in Jersey. I heard on the news that this has been the warmest December in New Jersey in 111 years. I'm already tired of wearing pants and can't wait to get back into Summer dresses! But I still have several long cold months to get thru though before I need to shave my legs and get out my sandals.

5 comments:

Amy said...

I've seen retro and vintage clothing patterns like this go up for as little as $1 on trademe.co.nz (my favourite online hangout)

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