Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Over the past several months I've gotten pretty obsessed with searching for vintage dress patterns on ebay. Whether it be a sailor blouse or a drop waist dress, there is always a specific style that I'm on the hunt for. Over time, I've purchased a few and built up a small collection of shift dresses and bathing suit patterns, but there were always more styles that I wanted.
All of that changed last week when my friend Brittney brought me hundreds of vintage dress patterns from her grandmothers collection. There were literally hundreds, and I couldn't even wait to dive into all the different cuts and styles that her grandmother once wore. I found a couple of really old ones from the 50's, a few from the 60's and 70's (my faves), and a whole bunch from the 80's. I posted a few of my favorites below.
I think the one that I'm most excited about is the swimsuit pattern. 50's and 60's swimsuits are what I've been searching for most on ebay, I just never really have much luck. The romper is definitely a close second, as I'm always talking about those things!
This seriously was like the greatest gift ever, better than Christmas! Now I have just about every collar, sleeve, and yoke that I could possibly dream of, and although I'm not the greatest, most patient seamstress of all time, I plan on really focusing and working hard to create a great vintage inspired collection!