Anyway, as the story usually goes, we stopped in at JoAnn's (to use the bathroom, that's always a good reason) and they were having a sale. Not the 5 for $5 that I live for but a $1.99 sale is still a steal. I decided to use this opportunity to feed my current hunger for vintage patterns. I've been surfing the web "shopping" for 1950s patterns but I haven't worked out what my sizes would be so it's really hard to justify a $25. purchase just to see.
There must be quite a demand for this sort of thing because Simplicity is redoing more than a few vintage patterns. Here's what I got:
|Simplicity 1460 - 1950s Vintage Peplum Top|
|Simplicity 1459 - 1950s Vintage Dress|
I'm thinking that with some better fitting and the right petticoats this could really make a fun dress. I'm interested in seeing the pieces that make that great collar. Perhaps I can chop the skirt and just do up some fun tops.
|Simplicity 3688 - 1940s Retro 4 Piece Sportswear Set|
|Simplicity 2154 - 1960s Retro Suit|
My teen even got into the act on this pattern shopping spree. She found a "vintage" pattern she liked too.
|Simplicity 3847 - Poodle Skirt Costume|
Then she picked one up that is totally her style:
|Simplicity 1543 - Tunic & Knit Pants|
Have you picked up any new patterns? I'd love to read all about it.
Bye for now,