On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending a vintage fabric and pattern sale.
The lady was selling said items as her mum had passed away and left an abundance of goodness. I was able to pick up about 35 patterns and a good amount of funky vintage fabric.
Below are some of my favourite patterns in the batch.
The first dress (Style 4190 – 1973) I’m especially keen on because it came already cut out with fantastic vintage fabric. (if you’re anything like me cutting a pattern out is your least favourite sewing job, besides zippers!) This is not the first time I’ve had the honour of finishing a dress off started decades earlier. And seriously what are the chances that a dress cut out at least 30 years ago is my size? Can’t wait to sew it up and wear it. It makes me a little nostalgic thinking about those pieces being cut all those years ago.
There was probably around 100+ patterns for sale, it was interesting to see this women’s life played out through the passage of passing fashion trends. There were early 50s patterns, followed by some awesome 60s patterns. In amongst the 60s mix were some maternity patterns (hence first children born around then) followed by toddlers outfits. The 70s patterns featured plenty of teen appropriate attire (I wonder if a teen daughter sewed her own or asked mum to make them), and the 80s we see the grandkids getting a look in.