finally arrived. It contains 38 vintage sewing patterns.
Technically it isn’t a haul since I did not obtain it illegally, but it sure feels like it should have been illegal. After the Mystery Delivery I was a little wary of auctions, but I’ve never had that sort of experience before and this second item was just so luscious and wonderful. The risk was that no specifics were given just “vintage sewing patterns” sold as is with a few pictures of groups of overlapping patterns. I counted and recounted what I could see of them and I checked the numbers that were visible. I paid far more than I had budgeted for my auctioning, but oh was it worth it. At less that $2 a pattern I bet I would get enough to make it worth the investment. My new knowledge of pattern drafting made me feel confident about the purchase. The sizes weren’t important-I will be able to rework them. What I saw in the lot were lots of 60’s style dresses and playsuits for little girls. I so wanted (and want) to make them. I want to make them so much I’m considering an etsy store for when A is to old to rock vintage toddler/baby wear. Of course there were some outliers. Like Granny’s Cat:
Rounding out a half dozen were some which were from the early 70’s and or for boys/teenagers. I did get this lovely pattern for everything 1970’s kitchen (complete with applique transfers).
Anyone for a blender cover? I wonder if today’s blenders are a different size. If my blender didn’t live in a drawer in a cabinet I might consider it. I may use the mushrooms transfers to applique something for the gnome birthday party coming up next month.
I was very lucky and only one pattern is missing a pattern piece. A few were missing applique or embroidery transfers, but I think I’d want to update those anyway and can do so easily enough. Most of the patterns were even toddler/child sizes 1-4.
Do you want to see them?
No, you don’t want to see the other 36 in one post.
I don’t. Even though, were I a dragon, I would currently be sitting on them.
I’m not of course… They would wrinkle.
I’m mulling over making them a new series, but I don’t know a lot about vintage patterns. Either way you will get to see them as I sew them up (with all of my freetime, after making my own clothes, and a few quilts, and taking care of two very small people (who seem to think “Mommy” is
still a living environment) and a somewhat neglected husband and maybe doing a thing or two around the house since they always seem to need doing, oh and getting rid of this lousy cold ).
Okay for today, I’ll show you project pattern number. I picked it because I’ve long wanted to make some of these adorable crossover tops (yeah, since before I had a little girl) and they are easy and can be made with fabric I have on hand (since I’ve been overspending and my project list is not getting any shorter).
Vintage McCall’s 7810
Child’s Dress and Playsuit (1965)
It is cut as one piece on the fold and has a button closure a the shoulders. I will be he making dresses/tunics only as I want to pair it with the Oliver & S Puppet Show shorts and the Oliver and S Sailboat pants . Hopefully, most of those will fall nicely into Kid’s Clothes Week for Spring, but I’ve done the math for grading the pattern from a 3 to a 1/2. We’ll see how that turns out.