14 June 2012

A Vintage Pattern Haul






I recently acquired this score of lovely patterns via a reader. I've been trying to avoid all types of shopping - vintage pattern shopping in particular, which can be highly addictive! I couldn't resist these little gems, however, particularly because they're all so wearable, which I find many vintage patterns aren't (for me). Some of these you may just call "old" instead of "vintage", but whatever, personally I think they're all really special. The short green version of the first pattern is my favourite - I love the baby doll style. And oh those dreamy hairstyles!

[Soundtrack: 'Sweet Virginia' by the Rolling Stones]

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  1. Oh they are great! The last 2 are my favourite!

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  2. Aw, I love 'em! I have been feeling the seventies HARD lately.

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  3. Totally you Tilly! In fact the first thing I thought when I saw the first pattern was "ooh that green dress has Tilly's name on it!" I can see why you couldn't resist. Can't wait to see some of them made up. x

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  4. I adore the Butterick 5769! That's just one gorgeous, crisp-looking dress, there!

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  5. I love those patterns - my favourite is the Valentino. They are all so simple and pretty.

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  6. Ooh that butterick wrap dress has such pretty sleeves!

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  7. I love the second one, the See & Sew dress! Good haul!!

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  8. I love the See&Sew pattern, I think the wide belt makes it.

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  9. The Valentino is amazing. Hope you put it to good use.

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  10. Woot, woot! They're all awesome - so my style. I recently scored the mother lode of vintage patterns of the 60's and 70's from my old boss. Swoon!

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  11. Super cute! I love the Valentino and the shirtdress! Oh, and "Sweet Virginia" is one of my very favorite songs!

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  12. Tilly, I made that top one back in November! It became one my favourite dresses - I wore it all winter. My post on it is here: http://closetcasefiles.blogspot.ca/2011/11/second-dress-ever-surprise-60s-magic.html

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  13. I love that Sew and Sew pattern. If you get tired of it, I'll gladly take it to use!

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  14. I love the Vogue Couturier

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  15. Amazing haul, chica! Can't wait to see what you do with them xxx

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  16. I love the Butterick See and Sew - it has such lovely clean lines. Oh I really want to track down a copy of that. You are right Vintage Pattern shopping is dangerously addictive

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  17. The See&Sew one is my fav. Vintage= >25 years so embrace the past and flounce around with it XD Which one are you sewing up first?

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  18. OOh, I love the light blue see&sew dress. Can't wait to see you sew some of these up!

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  19. Those are great, the tie front 80's dress is my favorite, your right, they are gems!

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  20. The green version of the first one is my favourite, too - so sweet!

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  21. I'm pretty sure my mother had that Butterick see & sew blue dress but the Valentino, I swoon!

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  22. Lovely patterns! Looking forward to seeing what you make! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Crikey, i am sure i have the top pattern somewhere... have a bit of a pattern problem!! Just wish i had the time to use some of the patterns but always to busy sewing for work!!

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  24. Tilly! Here's my rebuttal...it just so happened my mom sent 3 that arrived the day you posted this! And I had the McCall's out as it's an almost-done dress...

    http://bellaindustries.blogspot.com/2012/06/vintage-pattern-rebuttal-from-my-mom.html

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  25. I'm so old - I made that Butterick See & Sew 5769 in the 70s from a linen-like cheery print on a light yellow background - loved it! I may have to find that pattern again! Fun post.

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  26. Love the Butterick number!

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  27. Oh my goodness. My Mum made me that See and Sew dress pattern and made it up for me a million times, well more likely about 10 but I recognized the envelope immediately! I remember it in beige (it was all the rage, apparently) but my favorite was a purple check cotton that I wore till it fell apart. Thanks for sharing, it took me down memory lane. A great set of patterns to use and look forward to seeing your results

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  28. Oh Tilly, these patterns are adorable. I immediately fell in love with butterick 5769. I love the style, the collar and neckline. Soooo cute!

    Do you know where I could get this pattern? Where did you get it from? It would be soo nice if you could help me!! Big thanks in advance, Sindy!

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    1. I got it via a reader who was having a clear out. A couple of people have said they have it so there are probably more floating around... keep an eye on ebay and Etsy!

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    2. Thanks a lot for your answer! I'LL try to keep an eye and hopefully will be able to buy the pattern!

      Have a nice weekend!!

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