Monday, June 06, 2011

Pattern Buying Moratorium Lifted

I have been so very good.  Incredibly good for me!  I have not bought a new pattern since January!  This is me!  No pattern….since the first week of January.

Well, I lost the plot over the weekend and bought a few patterns.  I was forced to go to a costumer’s yard sale.  Yes, forced to go….that is my story and I am sticking with it!  One of the sellers had bins of patterns.  One bin in particular had 30’s and 40’s patterns!  Upon asking how much for a pattern, I learned they were all 1$.  WHAT!!!  So I scrambled and picked up a few.  I only had $5 on me…..I really went without the intent to buy or I would have had more $$ on me.  So, I bought 5 patterns at $1 each.

The envelopes of the patterns are in shreds or, in one case, missing completely.  Didn’t care, for a $1 I was willing to give them a shot!

One of the patterns is Simplicity 4662.  Note, this picture is from the Vintage Pattern Wikia because the envelope is in such bad condition.
I love the coat.  I must give this coat a try!

Also, Hollywood Patterns 739.

This envelope is in the
best condition
Another 1940s dress but isn’t lovely???

But then my camera battery crapped out.  Will post the others tomorrow.


Debi said...

WOW! Amazing finds!!!!

1912 Suffragette said...

I have Simplicity 4662 also and want to give the dress a try. I have very broad shoulders and with those dart tucks it looks like it would be a good match for me. Also, those early 40's patterns make really good use of fabric. Thanks for sharing.