Sunday, May 08, 2011

Thrifty Finds # 24 - Adding to my stash, oops!

I absolutely positively do not need any more patterns at the moment. I have a list of projects as long as my arm that will probably see me well into the late summer. But who among us can resist a box of vintage patterns in a charity shop, I ask you??
 Of course once you start looking it's game over and you have to come away with something. All things considered I was pretty restrained I think. Especially at 20p each. Am definately feeling the current 70's trend though. I think it's a style I've always subconsciously veered towards being a "child of the 70's " and all that...the oriental style jacket in the last pic would make a cute Spring/Summer cover up in a denim?? Best of all when it comes to the skirts in the first pic (which I know would be super simple to draft but hey, 20p ladies!) these ones have pockets. Ah, vintage skirt love....
How about you? Discovered any treasures recently?
Px

11 comments :

  1. No one can resist Portia, so don't feel bad ;o) I've had a huge splurge on Etsy recently and my boyfriend has taken to saying 'another day, another brown envelope for Marie'. It's getting a bit ridiculous, but I can't help myself!

    Are you attending the fabric fandango this Saturday? I hope so as it would be great to meet you!

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  2. That looks like it would make a nice-fitting skirt.

    My best & most recent find is not craft-related: I bought a vintage field guide on birds at the beginning of the year, with beautiful illustrations. I saw in the back that there were other volumes on plants, trees, mammals, and so on, but with this book being from the 60s, I didn't even think about starting to look for those.
    But on my last visit to an antiques store, I did find a book on wild flowers in the same series. I felt so lucky, and now I HAVE started being on the look out for the whole lot!

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  3. 20p each! How could you refuse!! Great choices - I especially like the shirt dress in the middle (have made a similar one recently from an 80s pattern), but I also admit my eye is drawn to the oriental jacket - LOVE it. And in denim/ chambray would be super useful

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  4. I'm not usually successful when looking for patterns at charity stores. however... i asked to have a look at the collection of patterns at my musical youth theatre company thingo ma jiggy's costume room and there's about 1000. and the costumes we have are amazing. they range from huge fur coats, to 40s dresses, to 50s prom dresses, meideval gowns, 1800s ball gowns. so i've managed to successfuly borrow a gorgeous pattern from there for my textiles project.

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  5. Yes, I brought two yesterday! Can't keep myself from buying them. It's great to be able to draft but it's nice to find something ready to go. The patterns are nice, the jacket is great, I hope you make it up soon.

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  6. I don't know how much 20p is in US dollars but finding them at a thrift shop I am sure they were a super deal and well you can't pass that up!

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  7. None of us can resist that! :) I really like the Asian style pattern- I just bought a cheongsam pattern on eBay. My finds yesterday at the flea market included a great vintage half apron made from flour sacks with HUGE pockets. I am wearing it right now while I can my strawberry jam. It just feels so darn quaint!

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  8. A cute vintage pattern is hard to resist isn't it? Those patterns are fantastic! Which are you planning on sewing up first? Sam xox

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  9. 20p! Major bargain. I love finds like that. Judging by those pictures on the envelopes, everyone in the 70s had super-long legs too :)

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  10. I visited our thrift shop the other day, the only one that ever carries patterns. 10 cents a piece! One day I bought 14 patterns, vintage children patterns, and the last time, about 15 patterns, all brand new, in my size! never opened - for a dime! you bet I bought them!!! lol I had to clear a new shelf, but who cares? :)

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  11. I am constantly bringing home vintage patterns that I find in the thrift store--whether I "need" them or not! hehe! I really love the last pattern--that jacket is so pretty! I found a couple over the weekend; both are little girl's dresses, including one that is a "Little House on the Prairie" pattern from the 70s. Fun! I also scored a lovely royal blue sunburst pleat skirt.

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