I love vintage anything, but especially vintage sewing patterns and books. I love looking at the patterns from the 1940′s and imagining who the woman was who originally had them. Why did she buy this particular pattern? Was it for a special occasion or did she just need a new dress to wear? What fabric did she end up buying? How did it turn out? I especially love when there are handwritten notes on the envelope.
Often times the dress patterns are not even cut which makes me smile because how many times have I bought a new pattern only to have it sit in my pattern box uncut for years at a time. So buying patterns only to have them sit unused is certainly nothing new is it? My vintage pattern collection is growing and it far out paces my sewn vintage wardrobe. I think I am more in love with just having this bit of history than actually using it. I joke that I’ll be able to pay for my kids college education with my vintage pattern collection. But, they’ll have an ugly fight on their hands in getting me to turn it over.
For today’s giveaway I’ll have a hard time parting with these gems too. The Vintage Pattern Selector by Jo Barnfield and the awesome BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern are going home to two lucky winners. (Two winners will be picked with one book being given to one winner.)
Answer the question in the comments section below and you’ll be entered to win.
Do you sew with vintage patterns? If so, what draws you to vintage sewing patterns? Is it the style? What styles do you favor? Currently, the 1980′s are considered vintage, what era do you like? Since I have to part with these lovelies please give me lots of details on your love of vintage.
Thanks for the indulgence!
Winners will be announced on Monday June 24th!