Monday, June 6, 2011

Sally Draper, I've got your number now: Vintage Children's Dress Patterns Yard Sale Find

Our last yard sale of the day had so much promise.  I expected to pull up and see a sea of kiddie plastic which would mean big bucks on ebay.  When we pulled up, however, I saw nothing but a few junky things out front.  I would have just driven away, but my friend gave me a "might as well" pep talk and into the garage we walked.

Wow.  I'm so glad we did.  It was a treasure trove of vintage sewing items.  I was instantly drawn to an old suitcase full of sewing patterns.  Knowing that vintage patterns can bring a nice profit on ebay, I was interested.  Very interested.  How much?  I asked.  Ten cents a piece.  Sold.  I bought just about all of them.

My favorite are the children's patterns.


These patterns make me want a little boy!  They are so cute!
I especially love the illustrations...the dear, sweet faces of the children.



They all remind me of Sally Draper.


And I love me some Sally Draper.

I am super duper inspired.  The patterns are already cut.  All I would have to do is buy fabric, cut, and sew.  I've never sewn from a pattern before, but I think I am going to try.  But which one should I choose? Will you help me decide by voting in my poll?  It's in the upper right hand corner of the blog.


Should I try "The Skimmy" from the 50's?  The 60's Pleated Dress?  Or the 70's Bell Sleeves?      
   

4 comments:

  1. Well, you have lovely models for your work, my vote is for Skimmy.

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  2. I had no idea vintage patterns were so ebayable. Good to know! =) Just wanted to warn you, since you said you've never sewn from a pattern before...it is entirely different than sewing from an online tutorial or something like that. Much more frustrating (to me anyway). With that being said, I'm sure you'll do just fine & I'm super excited to see what you end up making! You are going to post a pic, right? ;)

    P.S. I voted for the Skimmy.

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  3. Can't wait for you to do it so you can teach/inspire me to!

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  4. Do the one that says EASY on the pattern - it will be!

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