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October 30, 2013

Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup!

by Andrea

We’re having a bit of a switcheroo here this week at NPR, and I’ve got an eBay roundup for you today. This weeks is all about costumes – it may be too late for this year’s Halloween costume, but I’ve got some fantastic vintage patterns that might help you get started on next years! Let’s have a look.

First up, this Vintage Butterick Child's Halloween Costume Pattern

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This one is interesting because it looks to be a very multi-purpose pattern, that can become all sorts of things based on the accessories that are put with the costume!

Then we have this Vintage Misses Costume Pattern from the 1960's

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Here’s the ladies version of the multi purpose pattern – lot of different costume looks out of one pattern.

Next, we have this Vintage 1950's McCall's Halloween Costume Pattern

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This costume is absolutely adorable!  I especially love the witch – I think I might have to start working on my daughter to convince her to be a little witch next Halloween!

Next up, this McCalls 3353 (1972) Misses'/ Mens' Vintage Clown Pattern

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Clowns can either be super cute or super creepy – this pattern has a lot of potential to go either way!

Then, this Vintage costume pattern

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I love, love, love the spaceman costume in this one!  Such a cute idea, that you just don’t see very often at all nowadays.

And finally, we have this Very Vintage Butterick 6758

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Don’t the ladies look so absolutely elegant on this one?  The Statue of Liberty look could be done quite easily with a storebought dress and the right accessories, too.

 

Is everyone ready for Halloween?  I love to dress up, and do so every year.  I would love to hear what costumes you have planned!

 

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10 Responses to Vintage Sewing eBay Roundup!

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    October 30, 2013 at 11:46 am

    These are great! I can remember flipping through the patterns at the fabric store as a kid, hoping that my Mom would make one of the Halloween costumes. I still need to be that leopard.

    • Andrea Reply

      October 31, 2013 at 12:54 am

      It is never too late, Eartha! Be the leopard! 🙂

  2. Barbara Reply

    October 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I can tell you that several of those would not fly in our PC world of today!!

    I love the spacemen!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    October 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Oh wow, go you for dressing up every year…….I haven’t dressed up in ages…..I definitely need to do that one of these years!

    Super love that last pattern, those gowns are gorgeous!

    • Andrea Reply

      October 31, 2013 at 12:57 am

      Maybe you should go for something along the lines of one of those last looks next year, Sara! 🙂

  4. Andrea Reply

    October 31, 2013 at 12:56 am

    You’re right, Barbara, some of them definitely do not meet today’s PC standards! I do think the spaceman is definitely a classic that needs to make a comeback, though!

  5. RetroRuth Reply

    October 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I love that spaceman! And view “C” in that misses pattern is freaking adorable!

    I didn’t put much effort into my own costume this year, and I ended up buying Alex’s! Ah well, maybe next year…

    • Andrea Reply

      October 31, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Someone needs to convince one of their kids to be a spaceman, I would love to see it made up! And don’t feel bad – I bought Ella’s first Halloween costume as well *shhhhhh* 😉

  6. Lassie Reply

    October 31, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Quite a mishmash of costumes in each envelope!

    I’ve made many for my daughter over the years. My favorite was a (mostly) eye-balled yellow felt ‘packet of Peanut M&M’s’, with a crown made of empty twisted M&M packets.

    Miss those days!

    • Andrea Reply

      November 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Yes, they definitely went for variety with the multiple costumes in each envelope! Your daughter’s Peanut M&Ms costume sounds totally adorable!

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