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May 2, 2014

Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Eyecatcher Edition

by Andrea


This week, I’ve got an assortment of patterns for you that caught my eye as I was browsing online – let’s take a look!


First up, this Butterick 4445 Top & Belt smock with yoke and hood



Not sure precisely why, but I find something about the view with the hood really appealing.  I wouldn’t do it in a floral, but in the right fabric I think I would like this a lot!


Next, this vintage sewing pattern mccalls 4568 ladies shirts



This is a great basic pattern, but that’s not what caught my eye – I am intrigued by the view in the photograph – was that the print of the fabric?  An iron on?  A shirt reconstructed using this pattern?


Then, we have this Style Sewing Pattern 1274 – Vintage 1975 – Ladies’ Dress in Two Lengths



I do love a maxi dress.  I also love how these dresses have a bit of a 70’s-does-30’s vibe.





What caught my eye on this one is the dress on the bottom left.  Forget this dress for a doll, I would love something like that for myself!


And finally, we have this Vintage Kwik Sew Ladies Knickers And Quilted Vest Pattern 



I have a friend who totally rocks the knickers look and looks super cute doing it.  This pattern has got me thinking maybe I should try a pair?


Have a great weekend, everybody!


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8 Responses to Vintage Sewing Shopping Roundup – Eyecatcher Edition

  1. Lassie Reply

    May 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

    The 4568 t-shirts: That photo looks like an iron-on transfer, I think. Unless they actually made lengths of knit fabric panels with this print on it, and if they did, I would KILL for some of that!

    I recognize the print, it is from a popular deck of tarot cards in the 60’s-70’s by an artist (can’t remember the name!) and this one is, I think, the card called “The World”. The tarot card pictures were just divine, very elegant and art deco, and I had two full-size posters (of tarot cards) by this artist on my bedroom wall for years. Wish I still had them, they were that beautiful.

    • Andrea Reply

      May 5, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Oooh, thank you for the info, Lassie, now I am super intrigued! I looove art deco and I love tarot, so I am definitely going to have to seek out more info on this! Thanks!

      • Lassie Reply

        May 5, 2014 at 11:30 am

        The t-shirt with the tarot card transfer on it is definitely from a set of cards that I actually own (had to look for them for quite a while!). The figure represents The World, is from the Aquarian Tarot Deck and the artist is David Palladini. I had two posters on my wall back in the 60’s, SO SO beautiful.

        • Andrea Reply

          May 5, 2014 at 11:32 am

          Awesome! Thanks so much for the additional info, I know what I am going to be looking up today 🙂

  2. Sara In AZ Reply

    May 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    OMG – that doll dress with the birds…..totally adorbs! Those birds…… they remind me of a black dress made by Pin Up Girl clothing with blue swallows on it…..LOVE that dress!

    • Andrea Reply

      May 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Me too, Sara – I would wear the heck out of that dress if I had it in my size!

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