Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Squeeeeeeee. I love being the “crafter” in the family!

I love, love, love when people give me things because “I’m crafty” or because “I sew.” I’ve acquired two machines this way and lots of fabric and trimmings. My Necchi is my go-to machine and the Pfaff is a close second. Well, imagine my excitement when I get a Facebook message from a friend’s mom (truthfully, she’s been a mom to me too) asking if I want a bunch of old patterns. Um, yea. Look what showed up on my door step last week. Three boxes of patterns and the best part is that they are my size! There are a ton of kid patterns too but the women’s patterns are a size 8 or 10 which is what I typically make in McKwikVogueRick.


I randomly pulled some out so you can see a few of them. They are all from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.



Most of them are Buttericks, Simplicity, McCalls, Vogues, etc but there are a few of these pre-KwikSew pattern. This one isn’t even opened.





Most of the patterns are size 8 or 10 but there are a few 12s sprinkled in there.


I like the warning on this one. Upper right: Coat cannot be worn over jacket. Oh, dammit! That was my plan!





I love this hairstyle from the 60s. I could never do this with my hair. It’s too fine and too wavy.


Two out of three boxes are little kid patterns. I’ll be putting these on Etsy probably. I have no use for them because they are too small and there are so many of them. It would be fun to have a wall of pattern covers though.


Okay, this might be my favorite one. I have to say I love the butterfly collar and the ascot. Hee Hee, I said ascot.


This one is really cute and I would make it for my kids if it was a larger size.


Ra ra! I didn’t look but I wonder if these are for knit fabrics. If not, they would be pretty restrictive. Well, for a cheerleader.




I think it’s funny that the kid pants are so high up on their little torsos.


I’ll let you guys know if I post any of these to Etsy. I know there is a market for adult vintage patterns. Is there any market for kid vintage patterns?


Anna said...

Lady you scored bigtime!!!! I may or may not be a bit jealous lol... well enjoy your patterns!

Merche said...

I am positevely jealous. 3 full boxes of old patterns? Sounds like heaven to me!

Cathi said...

I have those last 2 patterns. Made the sailor one for my son's first birthday and he's 32!

Victoria said...

You hit the mother lode! Congrats on such a great "hook-up"!

Claudine said...

Lucky you! "Coat cannot be worn over jacket" cracks me up. I know what they mean, of course, but a big part of me wants to take it as a challenge.
Claudine (couturearts.wordpress.com

SewingSveta said...

Amazing present!%) You are lucky!

Cennetta said...

Lucky you to have received a great treasure trove.

Dana said...

Great gift! I made 8299 a few years ago...think I wrote a review for it on PR. I really wanted to make the tie too but ran out of fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Tanit-Isis said...

Aw, congrats!!! Those scores are the best. I have a couple of those, including the ascot/butterfly collar blouse! :D