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.