Thursday, March 22, 2007

Midriff Bands and Mermaid Halters, Part I

I have just discovered the plethora of vintage sewing patterns available on eBay. Why didn't I know about this veritable treasure trove before now? There are so many and they are so cheap! I just bid on these three. The lot is going for $0.99, no joke.


The drawback of vintage patterns is that they don't come in adjustable sizes. Back then, you could only get one size out of each pattern. The busts on all of these are a couple inches too wide for me, but hopefully I can adjust that. I'll ask my sewing teacher, she's a freaking genius. Well, anyhow, the point I'm trying to make is that nowadays, you really can't get a cute dress pattern for less then $10, at least not at Hancock's. And, lo and behold, here I find three cute dress patterns for a buck. The moral of the story is: I love you, Internet.

Here are some more cute ones and the accompanying links, in case you are interested.


8 patterns from the 60's (only four shown), $4.


4 patterns from the 40's, $10.

15 patterns from the 50's, $15. I am blinded by all of the gorgeous. The cheap, vintage gorgeous.

Maddy

9 comments:

mareGa said...

Beautiful patterns and drawings.

ambika said...

Love the drop-waisted dress in that first set.

I'm resisting clothing patterns until I've got a few more projects under my belt (and out of my way.) They're all very cute & tempting, tho.

Miss V. said...

Wow, beautiful! I hope you get them :]

Emma said...

cool.
i'm hopefully starting a job at a vintage store in a few days and i'm going to look for kickass patterns like these. thanks for the inspiration.

Dilemma said...

This makes me wish I knew how to sew! I tried to make a dress once[from a pattern of course] and let's just say that didn't go over so well..

La Principessa said...

I am SO JEALOUS that you can sew! I'd love to learn, myself. Pity, I don't really have the time money, or resources. . .

La Principessa said...

PS--you might try a salvation army or a goodwill for vintage patterns. Back when I was trying to learn to sew (in the ridiculously short time frame of three weeks), I found quite a few there.

S. said...

PLEASE show us what you make!

Touche19 said...

my eyes just fell out of my head from all the gorgeous-ness.
you are one luckyyyy girl, I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get them!