Monday, June 25, 2012
New Vintage Pattern Fun
Guess who went shopping on eebaay again?
In the context of clutter clearance, this may seem... counter-intuitive. But I have hours of fun ahead of me in perusing my latest box of "surprises". This time, there was a single photo of the whole lot (25 patterns for £9.99) spread out , so I had a fair idea of what the box would contain, but still there were some unexpected treats... and disappointments!
Here are some highlights!
First up: a treat!
This pattern is very similar to the Wearing History shorts pattern I have my eye on. All I would have to do is deepen the waistband, move the zip to the side and add suspenders - woo hoo!
It is a 28" waist so I will have to take it in a little too... but it looks do-able.
Watermelon linen from the stash ;)
Bring on the sunshine!
I might use the red cotton from my Crafters' Ceilidh swop, for the cap-sleeved version.
This one was a huge surprise. Because the envelope is a bit battered, the seller had slid the edge under the adjacent pattern to photograph it... covering up those cute scallop-hemmed tops!
It is my size!
You know I have been hunting for the perfect shell top pattern... could this be it?
Rose-print cotton or else cream broderie anglaise - both already in my stash - ooh the excitement!
I saw the legs of those trousers and was besotted. I scoured etsy in search of the same picture, but without the pattern number I was stumped.
It turns out that this is Butterick 4441 and the trouser waist is elasticated - ugh! Could I adapt it? Hmmm...
However, the top is included too - a sewn polo-neck jumper? Maybe!
LOVE those bell-bottoms! Would not dare wear the halter top!
Slightly small for me, but only by half an inch or so - woo hoo!
But isn't it interesting how those models look like real women? Actual flat-chested pear-shaped soft-thighed humans?
Which doesn't mean I would ever want to be seen dead like that, you understand!
Swimwear belongs under water.
But all things considered, I reckon I got my money's worth with this box. There is more - 19 patterns more! A fair number of dull 70's suit patterns included. But overall? A successful bit of risk-taking!