I Dream of Vintage
Having been inspired lately by Twinkle Sparkle Shine to hunt for some vintage sewing patterns on ebay I thought I’d share a few of the gems I’ve found. My criteria for purchasing is pretty simple – old, cute and affordable (I’ve promised myself not to spend more than $25).
I love this style of dress – it reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. I plan to make this for myself (one day!).
Love this very stylish Vogue pattern – cute hat too.
I loved this set as soon as I saw it and I’m thinking that I could end my ethical clothing challenge by making these bathers next summer.
This 70s dress could so easily be worn today and it’s a style that suits me (and most body shapes) which is why I grabbed this pattern too. One day you may see some in the Ragged Blossom shop!
Another style I love – it reminds me of the wrap dresses I used to wear when I lived in Darwin.
How beautiful is this pattern?? I call it the Jackie Onassis dress because it instantly reminded me of my niece. In 2001 the women in my family were travelling togther in Italy and my niece wore an almost identical dress to this. Some backpackers we met thought she looked just like Jackie O and she wore her wee sunglasses with the outfit.
Isn’t she just beautiful? She’s just about to turn 13 and I feel so old!
Last one… this will definitely be making an appearance in the Ragged Blossom 2012/2013 Summer Collection.
As much as I love all these patterns it’s just not the same as hunting through op shops in the hope of finding something special, so that will be the last of them for a while. Also my husband has been checking the mailbox before me lately and has just clicked onto what I’ve been up to! In my defense, I think he should be happy that I’m not into expensive antiques!!