Saturday, 3 September 2011

VPBA (Vintage Pattern Buyers Anonymous)

My name is Karen and I am a Vintage Pattern Buyer

Ebay, Etsy, Amazon, I'm not fussy ... browsing page upon page of listings until I have morphed into a 51 year old doppelganger for a teenage boy hooked on World of Warcraft; jumble sale or thrift shop, I'll be there bent double over an old shoe box full of vintage patterns

Hubbie says it's like the tulip bulb mania of the 17th century, that thousands, nay millions, of crazed VPBs get high on buying and collecting vintage patterns

Recently, I have gone cold turkey and haven't bought a pattern for, well, at least FIFTEEN WHOLE DAYS (maybe it was only because I was outbid on ebay and not a case of iron-willed self control)

But today, whilst browsing Etsy I slipped off the wagon and bought the most fantastic 40s pattern ever!  (It's not the one pictured above - that is one from my current guilty hoard).  The minute I receive it from the States I will be making the item and posting it up on Sew Retro.  Heck, I might even compound my shame by having a photo taken of me modelling the garment.  That's got you wondering.  Anyway, until our next VPBA meeting....



  1. I too am a VPB and through the long lonely watches of the night trawl the internet with glazed eyes and a paypal account just waiting to be plundered.
    I love the shorts in above pattern but think my legs have gone way past their sell by date to model effectively.
    Don't be bashful about modelling next garment..if I can do it anyone can!!

  2. Sorry, I also meant to say I am glad you liked the award.It does leave a nice glowy feeling wouldn't you say?!

  3. Yes, I was really pleased, quite made my day -lovely to be included in the award & thinking about how I shall pass on the baton, as it were. Thank you!

  4. I guess I'm an enabler. ;-)
    (I just have to say that I love the comment above, much of my body is past the sell by date!!!!)

  5. Have really had a bad weekend pattern-wise. Two patterns on Etsy ... One is a booklet of 1950s crochet patterns - promise to share soon!!


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