Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fashionable Treasures

While I was home for the holidays, I discovered some treasures packed away in the top of a closet. My mom had saved an entire box of vintage patterns from the 60s and 70s! I was beyond excited as I dug through them. I selected a few to bring back with me to start on. When I'm going to have time to sew, I have no idea. But the thought of creating unique outfits from these vintage patterns brings me a lot of joy. My mom also gave me an amazing Simplicity sewing book from the 70s, which I have been devouring. It's full of helpful tips and photos, and it sold for a whopping $1.00 back then! I think I may go fabric shopping tomorrow and try to make a dress over the weekend. I'm especially eager to try the coat dress (bottom row, 3rd from left). I can just picture it in yellow with heels and tons of pearls for Easter.

2 confessions:

Piper Jacquelyn said...

How fun, what a great find! And you can sew?! So impressive! Make sure you let us know what you end up making, and good luck!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

These are so amazing to have. Hope you can sew! Look how wonderful the styling is on these dresses--so classic.