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Friday, 13 May 2011

Desperately seeking vintage


Depends how I'm feeling on any given vintage shopping day - can I face asking the ladies in the charity shop if they have any sewing patterns for sale?

Replies have been variously a) we only get really old fashioned ones so we throw them away (WHAT! those are the ones I want!) b) we throw them away because we cannot guarantee they are complete c) we use them for wrapping china

Anyway, yesterday I was feeling courageous.  I was pointed in the direction of a drawer in a rickety old chest in a forgotten corner.

Result!  Some lovely patterns, mainly 70s/80s, including a lovely wrap sundress which is even in my size!!  Thank you, oh thou Benevolent Good Queen of Vintage!  Patterns will be pictured in a later post.