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Thursday, March 31, 2011

What will you wear this SPRING?

I am joining Suzanne at Coloradolady on Vintage Thingy Thursday. I was thinking last night about what I could post! The snack set and horse figurines will have to wait until another time. My lighting was bad and the dust is gathering faster than I can remove it! Oh, dear! I am organizing my sewing room once again and came across some of my vintage patterns. The bells rang, the whistles went off and I'm sure somewhere eagles are soaring! LOL With these 2 patterns Simplicity is offering some great skirts for the beach, hiking or a day at the local thrift store shopping for vintage items. The beach pattern originally cost 15 cents, while skirts are 35 cents. Patt-O-Rama patterns give you easy to follow instructions. I have a halter top, a split skirt or a sundress and jacket for the Saturday dance. I don't know who produced these patterns but they were mail ordered. Butterick and Simplicity offer you more skirt choices . After a long spring or summer day in the sunshine we must have some comfy pajamas. Simplicity offers "Truly Teen Style" for 25 cents or a cosy version at 15. I found no dates on any of the patterns. I'm guessing 1940's to early 1950's.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I think old patterns are so fun to look at!

March 31, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Patsy said...

I love the old pattern illustrations and think they would look good framed, and hung in your sewing room. I found a box full in mother's garage but an animal had been in the box and shredded them. I could have cried. Thanks for visiting me today!

March 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger LV said...

I was never into sewing, but my family did. We have had many patterns such as these and cloths made like them.

March 31, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Anonymous marian said...

Ruby, i LOVE your patterns..they are all delightful! i was also planning on doing a post about vintage sewing patterns and then at the last minute decided to do my buttons cards instead..maybe next week :))

March 31, 2011 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Those are so cute. I love vintage sewing notions and patterns.

March 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger GardenofDaisies said...

What wonderful patterns! My niece sews vintage clothing.. she would absolutely LOVE these!

March 31, 2011 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger SueWis said...

I love old patterns! So much fun to look at. And the price on them is unbelievable!

March 31, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Coloradolady said...

I love these. from the time I was a young girl I was always drawn to patterns. My mom and I would look through the pattern books, and I always got to find the patterns in the bins. I loved it then, and recently went to JoAnn's and sat down and looked through the books they had. Nothing like a vintage Pattern!! Lovely. Happy VTT!

March 31, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

These are wonderful! That was back when it was cheaper to sew than to buy ready-made! Now the patterns cost more than you can buy the item for!

April 1, 2011 at 7:57 AM  

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