Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Patterns, patterns!

My mom and I got to spend some time antiquing this previous week and we opted to scope out some new (to us) shops. We were disappointed to find that several smaller shops had closed, but we still really enjoyed the few we were able to visit. I, of course, was on the lookout for vintage fabrics and my new favorite, vintage patterns (1950's being the decade of choice).
I managed to find some large pieces of this vintage fabric (not sure how old, the print looks a bit 1930's to me, but I'm not sure how to tell for sure)
Other than the fabric, I didn't find anything too spectacular, but this 1965 blouse pattern did catch my eye (view 1 in the yellow/orange is my favorite). There were several sizes and I was lucky enough to find my size in the pile. It was only $1 so I wasn't too worried about whether or not I'd actually sew the blouse, but now after looking at it a bit, I'm fairly certain I will be sewing this at some point (though I may be editing the collar). It'll be great with a pencil skirt.

A pencil skirt?
Perhaps this model from McCall's would do?
Yep, I picked this up several days later from the 99c sale at Hancock's without thinking too much about it. Now I realize, these two will be great together.

When I bought this skirt pattern I was quite a distance from home, meeting a friend. I thought I had a Hancock's close by my house so I figured I'd be able to stop in later if there was anything I really wanted. Not so, unfortunately. Apparently that was my closest Hancocks. Wah :( Now I wish I'd spent more time checking out the fabric.

I also grabbed this tank pattern:
I love the ruffles here. Now I just need to find fabric and trim that match as nicely as the sample pictured!
My last purchase from Hancock's some simple muslin fabric. I have to say, even though this is just "practice cloth" (basically you cut and sew your pattern in this, make any changes and then cut your official cloth using the muslin pieces) I'm super excited. This should definitely save me some headaches! I'm hoping to make a muslin this week for the skirt so I can purchase some good fabric for it, but I have some other projects going as well so we'll see if it happens!


CanarySanctuary said...

I like all the patterns you've picked up! I'm a big fan of the pencil skirt. When you get that one done, I'd love to know how the pattern is to work with :)

ayumills said...

You make really cute clothing so I am so sure you will be making really nice ones using those patterns! The vintage fabric is great!!