Monday, September 13, 2010

Lovely Gems!

Remember a while ago, my first post I think, I said I had acquired some patterns at the local church jumble sale?  Well as I don't have time to do any sewing until probably November (when Tafe finishes) I thought I would show you some of the patterns I got for a song...20 cents each in fact! I bought quite a few and they were all 50's and 60's patterns; none cut and all size 16 with 36" bust.  It must have been someone who was a hoarder lover of patterns but had no time to make them ... know how that feels! 


I haven't had time to look at the measurements even and have never made a vintage pattern (except in the real 70's when I started sewing - it wasn't vintage then!) so I don't know what sizing I need.  Even though I learned in a Fashion Design course many years ago how to adjust and fit patterns, I haven't done it for ever and am pretty lazy time poor . I am pretty short waisted so maybe I'll do that small adjustment and see how I go!

I love the pockets in the princess seams of the Simplicity pattern skirt - it has no side seams, and the blouse has a "back separating zipper".  I have some beautiful old brocade that was my Mum's from the 60's but I don't think I have enough for this.
1966 Simplicity 6787

The Macall's dress is simply divine.  The raglan sleeves and that lovely open neck ... I love both necklines with and without the rolled collar.  I love both skirts but probably see me in a less full skirt rather than the pencil or full skirt.  The full skirt is really only two rectangles of fabric so it won't be too hard to adjust that.
1960 McCalls 5357


Anyway, I hope you enjoy my little collection of patterns in the absence of any real sewing.  Funny, when I had time, I alway put the sewing off... now all I think about is sewing.  There is so much getting put off until my course stops for the summer holidays I don't know what will come first!


What do you think of these lovely gems!

3 comments:

  1. Those are great patterns! and the best part is they are uncut! I will be waiting till november to see them sewed. =)

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  2. I love a church jumble sale. I once bought over 100 patterns for $3. Lovely patterns. Jealous!

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  3. Ooooo, I made both views of the McCalls 5357 because I couldnt decide which version I liked better. A hint though the straight skirt is not a wiggle/pencil skirt. Even though in the picture it looks rather tight, it makes up much looser than expected.

    The pattern was not hard and the rolled collar is lovely.

    You can check out my experience at vintagesewing.blogspot.com if interested.

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