I have two absolutely fabulous sewing projects coming up, which means a trip to the thrift store after work to get old sheets for mock-ups. I hadn’t been to the thrift store in quite a while, so I headed over to the little sewing sections. That’s when I spotted a few packages of vintage patterns nestled in with the old knitting projects and embroidery hoops. I’m banking on tips being real good on Thanksgiving, so I plundered the joint. Here are my absolute favorites! Also, these patterns are now all up for consideration for that hard-to-place fabric in the post previous to this one.
Every. Single. View. Slays. I can’t make up my mind on this one. 1964
I’ve never used one of these old mail order patterns before! There are no markings on the tissue!
I’ve never been so powerfully drawn to pink gingham before. I have never owned a single article of pink clothing, but that’s about to change! 1962
This is so chic, I could wear mod styles every day and be perfectly happy.
This…this may be the one that I’m most excited about. Nothing like a wedding dress for casual wear. I cannot make up my mind between views 3 and 4. This pattern is from 1971, while my other one is from 1976.
Maternity wear! It’s so fun to find maternity patterns, they’re so rare! While this one certainly is stylish, I just don’t see it being more comfortable than yoga pants and a t-shirt.
I opened the packages in the car, don’t worry, my husband was driving and this is when I started screaming. I have said in the past that clothes from the 50’s are over-rated. They’re not. They’re really not! 1955.
This whole get-up is so smart I can barely stand it.
First of all, how clever are all these collar options? For someone who can never make up her mind about anything, this is a revelation, why don’t we see design features like this more often? 1956.
These sleeves have thrown me for a loop and I don’t think I’ll ever return. These sleeves are serving us 1980’s realness, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s from the early 1960’s.
Time has not been kind to out model’s face, but look! Ruffles!
My second mu-mu pattern. I still plan on making both!
These two are so similar, I just lumped them together. 1964 – R 1966 – L.
I love good design, from the simplicity of the 60’s, the elegance of the 50’s, and the romance of the 70’s, I could never wear just one decade!