March 11, 2013Vintage Patterns From My Collection – 1960s-1980s
Don’t be confused. Yes, this is RetroRuth and not Andrea or Betty, and yes, I am posting about sewing! This weekend I moved part of my huuuuuuge vintage pattern collection and reorganized it, and while I was doing it I snapped a couple of pictures of my favorites to share with you guys.
I have to admit that I have been holding on to this pattern mostly for inspiration. As soon as I have a free minute (ha!), I am going to try to recreate those red pajamas with the leopard trim. In my size, of course.
I have a weakness for these “full wardrobe” patterns. This one is nautical and awesome.
Puffy sleeves, wide leg trousers AND hats?? Sign me up!
I just love these dresses.
Still planning on making that swimsuit cover-up…someday…
Or maybe this one. Looks super-simple, huh?
Another inspiration pattern. The teeny vest with the ric-rac!
This pattern looks like Easter to me!
I have more than the normal amount of bridal patterns. But is there really a “normal” amount? We can just say I have a lot. A lot of vintage bridal patterns.
Oh, view #1. So pretty.
And then, of course, my random selection of patterns that make me laugh.
This is “Annie, Too! Fun Clothes For a Grown-Up Annie” which is pretty hilarious. Apparently Annie likes the boho look.
I have a ton of Sesame Street patterns as well, but the little girl in the center of this pattern with her hip-hop pose always cracks me up!
Popples!! Do you remember Popples? Totally not mid-century at all, but I LOVED these things. I was so excited to find a pattern to make them. Now I can have all the Popples I want, as soon as I find the time to make them all.
Aaaaaand another bridal pattern. Did I mention I have a lot of these??
So, who out there has a vintage or modern pattern collection? And who is like me, and never has the time to sew?? Time to confess!
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