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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....