Have you ever had one of those premonition dreams? I had one recently that I went thrifting and found a bounty of vintage patterns. While the reality didn’t play out quite to that extent (there were no 1940s patterns…), I did have more luck than I think I have for the past two months and found some cuties that came home with me! Best yet it was over Labor Day weekend here in the US, which meant they were half off what the thrift store had them marked at (a paltry $0.25).
I love the pinafore dress pattern to death! I have a 1940s version of this style, but there is something I find so charming about the longer 1970s take on the look. Maybe it’s the romantic, prairie-influenced style that was an inspiration during this time? I’d love to make the center version–in approximately the same fabric! lol. The other two caught my eye as well; the tie front blouse has been high on my list since Sunni made a version last year. Lucky me I finally found the exact pattern she used! Going to have to wait a bit until I make any of these though; the baby bump is expanding at a fast rate in leaps and bounds weekly–goodbye waist! hehe.
How could I resist some darling children’s patterns? I have had such a weak spot for these types for years, and now that I have my own little one on the way, it seems aprops to be a little prepared. (Right? At least that’s how I’m justifying it. Just watch me have a boy though–the majority of my patterns are for little girls!) The dress and pinafore reminds me of one I had as a little girl (I think my mom made it for me) that I adored because it was “old fashioned”. (This preoccupation with fashions of the past started early!)
And, I may have picked up a few patterns for possible giveaways in the near future… Though I still need to check them for completeness.
Have you had any vintage finds of note lately? I’m hoping that as the autumn draws closer, the thrifting situation (which has been more than a bit ho-hum this summer!) will improve… Fingers crossed, because I have a rather long “thrifting wish list” right now…