I’ve got a few things to post about, in various stages of works-in-progress. Finished garments that need photographed, photos that need a post written to go with them, and various plans and ideas waiting to even be started.
But at the moment, I’m in the whirlwind of the final stages of the next Muse project. So all the rest is just going to have to wait while I sew up sample garments and things like that. Life kinda happens like that sometimes.
In the meantime though, I thought I’d share these little treasures that made their way into my collection today. Had to go out to Lower Hutt to do some research, and we had 10 minutes to kill before our appointment. There happened to be a Hospice op shop (second hand shop, for the non-Kiwis) right next door, so we headed in there to kill time out of the cold air. Naturally, I made a bee-line right for the patterns. 😉 And here’s what I came home with, for the grand sum of $1 each. (With very little thought – I didn’t have time to look at them properly, it was a bit of a grab-anything-interesting-and-run-to-appointment moment, haha!)
Isn’t this one fabulous?!? I just couldn’t leave it behind. The artwork! So 80’s!! (Plus, it has the potential to be an extremely useful pattern. Underwear in various styles, for both genders and all ages from 2 upwards! Plus singlets!! For both me and th’ little guys. From the same pattern. Crazy but true!
Another vintage lingerie one, also from the 80’s. A princess seamed slip. I even have fabric to use for this one. 🙂
Couldn’t resist this one either – how cute is that yoke with the button detail? From 1976.
And here’s where I started grabbing knitting patterns, mainly for my mummy who loves them. (Hi mum! If you’re reading this, let me know which of the knitting patterns you want. 😉
This one is quite simple – turns out the decorative parts are embroidered on afterwards. For little little people.
This is rather adorable – a book of patterns, and the captions beneath the images in it tell lovely little stories. One example from page 3: “All good castles have cobbled courtyards with green grass growing between the stones. All good toddlers deserve a zipper jacket with fashioned raglan sleeves..” Super cute. And some cute patterns in it, too.
How could I leave this behind? Gotta love that front cover image!
(Turns out there’s a couple of cute patterns in it, too. Including some for kids. And that zip-up cardigan on the front cover holds quite a bit of potential, don’t you think?)
This girls expression does not give the impression she is at all happy with her jumper. In fact, she kinda looks like something from a Stephen King book-turned-movie…. Hmmmm…..
Turns out this one isn’t actually a book of patterns – it’s a book of charts for patterns. Including a dog, a rabbit, and a ski-er (of all things?!?)
All together now: cuuuuutttteee!!!! Bunnies! Trains!! And… dancing sailors?!?! Huh. I guess they kinda fit with the ski-er in the other pattern book….? Still, I want these! (Mum – just for reference, the trains are a size 2 and the rabbits are a size 3. 😉
So there we have it – a few new-old patterns to add to my collection. Not that I needed them, but hey – you would have done the same, right?! 😉
Which is your favourite? I have quite a soft spot for grumpy-faced-girl, haha!