Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vintage Pattern SCORE!

I stopped in to a new-to-me thrift store the other day and--SCORE!!! Vintage patterns for $.29 each!
All of these patterns once belonged to "Ethel", and she wrote her name on each one.

I would have liked to have known Ethel. I think we could have been sewing buddies.

These three patterns for girls' dresses are classic styles, and the Stretch-and-Sew patterns are easily altered.

(By the way, I know these photos aren't the greatest. It's one of my Pet Peeves when, on Ebay or Etsy, sellers don't SCAN their patterns instead of photographing them. Well, I couldn't scan anything right now even if I really wanted to!)


These t-shirts and knit sweaters are also classic in style.

Swimsuits, anyone? What little girl wouldn't look adorable in one of these vintage, yet stylish, suits?

Of the little dresses, this one is tops! The peasant style is back! Stretch-and-Sew patterns were meant to be sewn out of knit fabrics. However, I think I could make this one in a woven and it would still work just fine. I can't wait to try it!

However, this one made the stop all worthwile! I love, love, love these vintage pajamas. The date on the envelope is 1970, and the style just screams "Brady Bunch" at me. I would have been six years old then. Maybe that's why I love this so much--nostalgia.

The sizes range from 4-6 up to 12-14. Again, it's classic! I'm thinking about lengthening the hem and making these for my girls for Christmas--maybe out of a groovy flannel. Or maybe not!


Denise said...

Okay, I'm new to your blog. Where is this thrift store you are talking about? I'm from the Greenwood area and love thrift stores! Please share! :)

Dana said...


I got these in Terre Haute at the Lighthouse Mission Thrift Store. It's just south of 7th and Hulman, if you ever get to the area! Actually, if you come over this way, let me know! I'll meet you up there! :-)

Have you been to the Goodwill Outlets up in Indy???


Mari said...

Wish I could find that last pattern! Would love to make myself a cute jammy like that!