Monday, 11 June 2012

Vintage Pattern Hoard

Saturday evening my mum phoned to say she had a present for me. Having been to visit Nicks mum, Grandma Sheila for for 86th Birthday, they were returning home with a big box of vintage patterns for me. Sheila kindly let me have the fantastic collection of patterns, she has amounted over the years.

Thank you Sheila, I have been hoping that someone would have some tucked away and realise I will put them to good use. About half of the patterns are pre 1971, the price is printed on them and in 1971 our money switched to the decimal system. I am very excited to give some a try. There was also a tracing wheel and paper in the stash, lucky me.

 The one on the right below says Young Designer Mary Quant : )



  1. Lucky you! Those patterns look fab!
    Victoria xx

  2. Wow! I'm in awe... The patterns look great, so many cute ones. Exciting to see what you make of them. Congrats!

  3. So Fun! Can't wait to see what you do first :)

  4. What a great find - the challenge will be, which one first?! Love the mod dress patterns at the top. Though had to have a little chuckle at the drawings on 2511 - was struggling to breathe just looking at those waist proportions!!. What are the instructions like on these vintage patterns?

  5. Wow those are all great patterns! Lucky girl! Can't wait to see what you make first

  6. I love that 2511 and the one next to it with the little jacket. I used to have a tiny waist way back- not now. I wonder what those styles would look like on me now?l The little jacket might work. Actually, the tops not so fitted would work. The necklines were what I noticed.

    Enjoy, enjoy.