Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Adding to My Pattern Stash and I Get To Blame My Husband!

I have a pretty extensive pattern stash and love to find new additions to it when I get a chance. I admit to feeling guilt and anxiety when I contemplate adding to it. Do I really need another dress or skirt pattern? OF COURSE NOT!  Knowing this, I try to temper my purchases.  This past weekend, my husband suggested a day of resale shopping! We hit several stores just for the heck of it and in the last spot before heading home, I hit a mini-jackpot!


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When I entered the store, I asked if they had sewing patterns and where I could find them. The sales associate did not know what a sewing pattern was. DID NOT KNOW WHAT A SEWING PATTERN WAS!!! I explained it and he went to "see". I was skeptical they had any and was about to leave when my 3-year old had to use the restroom. After leaving the restroom, the associate found me to triumphantly reveal 2 baskets of patterns! They were $.50 each! Here are my finds:



Nope, I don't need a wedding dress. If I make it to Round 4 of the Sewing Bee, who knows what we will have to make!



Maybe I want to be Serena Williams for Halloween! Who am I kidding?! I am definitely built closer to Venus.


That jacket with those sleeves are so adorable and dig those pants!  




After the blouse challenge, I am open to making more.



I am in love with that tunic! I plan to make a hand-sewn version using my flower stencil.



I enjoy a turtleneck top.



Again, great pants and jackets!



Okay, I cannot explain this one!



I really like this simple halter dress. I love that it is a single piece front and not a separate bodice and skirt.



Again, wonderful pants and look at the contrast jacket in view C. I love the turned up cuffs!



Again. I cannot explain, but I think I like the blouse.



I really like the simple neckline that can be worn a few ways.


I have my doubts, but...



I am not a big fan of midriff tops as a rule. With a high waist maxi skirt, view B will be great.



Love those pants. wide legs, no cuff.



Cannot explain, I think I like the blue one...



Always need a simple knit dress with an obi belt.

Okay, so I can only defend some of these :) Others are pretty awesome right? Let me know what you think. Which do you think are keepers and which makes you say jeepers? 

Happy Sewing,
Bianca

18 comments:

  1. Okay, so I totally feel your pain on this pattern haul! I'm obsessed with the Vogue Mary Tyler Moore suit :) and the Jiffy tunic! I would have been all over the knit dress with obi belt, and the short sleeved Simplicity jacket? Yes! And, I'm also wondering if lengthening the skirt on view 2 of the tennis pattern would make a cute 1920s style dropped-waist dress? The possibilities! Nice job!

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    1. Yes! Lengthening the tennis outfit would make a great 1920's dress! Thanks for encouraging my obsession.

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  2. Jackpot! Such great finds! I love them ALL! Bonnie@sewplus.blogspot.com

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  3. I like the Quick Butterick skirts (with the pockets) and the blue shirt two pictures up. You have a flair for making vintage patterns wearable for today....and the '70's are back (again), so you are on-trend! ;)

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    1. Let me send you that skirt pattern! I was on the fence about it and I think you will make it great. Please message me your address and it is yours. :)

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  4. My mom made me the pants and jacket from the third pattern when I was in high school (aging myself here!). It was made up almost exactly like the short sleeved jacket set (pink plaid and pink!). I loved that outfit so much! Can't wait to see your version!

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    1. I cannot wait to make it! I am looking for the right fabric...

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  5. Lucky you - you have a very nice collection to add to your stash!

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    1. I know! These are pretty great! I may need to move if I keep this stash building up!

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  6. Don't worry about explaining any of them. I love vintage patterns because it is the history of fashion! Enjoy, enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Janet! I will remember that rationale the next time! I am not stash building, I am chronicling history!

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  7. You just bought my life! Been there, worn that, made similar patterns. You can keep them!

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  8. I'd make the plaid tunic( not plaid) in a heart beat, as I would the darling halter dress

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    1. Katherine, you are a woman after my own heart! I plan to make that tunic first, followed by the dress :)

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  9. Omg I made that exact bikini in high school. Pattern is still stashed in my basement somewhere. I made it in pink gingham and since that wasn't girly enough, edged it in gathered lace across the top. I guess I was channeling Ellie Mae Clampitt. Only one problem--it became transparent the minute it got wet, so I had to stay dry to look cute. Caused a sensation for my friend's little brother!

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  10. Ummm...I remember these patterns when they were new :) Owned a few. I think my sister's wedding dress was that first pattern view C neckline w/ long sleeves. The Simplicity tunic 5192 - that was so the think to wear. I had something similar that my Mom made and I wore it A LOT!! in high school. Love the patterns!

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