Thursday, February 26, 2009

Where in the world did my vintage pattern go...Springfield,VA

I had to write about this one. I had a phone call the other day from a customer that had just purchased this cute maternity, Vintage Simplicity pattern # 5665. She was concerned that the pattern might be mailed to her old address and wanted to make sure I had the correct one. She told me that she had this pattern but it wasn't the right size. She further explained that she used this pattern and wore this dress when she was pregnant. She bought my pattern for her daughter-in-law, which was now pregnant. Too cute! Hope I'm that good of a mother-in-law when my time comes! The beautiful picture is at Lake Mercer in Springfield, Virginia, USA. Please click on the photo to go to ticeman99's Flick photostream to look at some additional photos!
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Favorite Pattern - "Come Fly the Friendly Skies...well...not really! "

Flying in the 60's was different than flying now. Then, things were more formal than today. The outfits were stylish, the food was definitely better, what am I saying, there was food, now there's not even peanuts because of allergy scares! People dressed up just to fly somewhere. Today, well. blue jeans, t-shirt, flip-flops, your ipod and you're good to go. Well, you could wear a dress sewn from this FAB 60's McCall's Pattern that would rival the dress worn by the lovely Stewardess above. I've always loved the 60's color-blocked dresses. When I listed this vintage McCall's Pattern # 2357 in my Etsy Store, sassybydesign, it reminded me of this photo that I saw the other day on Flickr. I's not exactly the same dress but it's close. I know, I don't have the hat but still a FAB outfit! Click on the photo of the stewardess for more FAB photos from Will Kane's Photostream and on the pattern to see it in my store!
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Where in the world did my vintage pattern go.....Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

This cute, A-line, midi or mini dress/jumper by Butterick is from the 1970's. I love the low, scooped "U' front. This pattern is on it's way to Queensland, Australia. What a great city this is. Please click on the photo to follow the photographers Flickr photostream to find more wonderful photos of this beautiful city. Click on the city name to find out more travel information. The outfit will look great in this old but metropolitan city!
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Where in the world did my vintage pattern go....South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia!

This lovely 40's vintage pattern, from Advance, was sent to a new customer, of sassybydesign, that lives in South Yara, Melbourne, Australia. The weather there today was a in the 70's. I'm sure this cute sundress will look lovely on the seamstress as she strolls down the banks of Yara River in Melbourne, Australia. Click on the photo to visit the photographer's photostream on flickr to see more wonderful pictures of this beautiful city ! Click on the highlighted city for more travel information and facts about South Yara, Melbourne.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

My Favorite Vintage Pattern of the Day

Currently for sale at my Etsy Store - sassybydesign - click on the photo for more information!
This high waisted dress, buttoned part way at front, may be sleeveless or have short set-in sleeves. Four section skirt has an inverted pleat and underlay at center back. Sleeveless dress has interfaced buckled belt, faced and interfaced neck and front opening, faced armholes. Dress with sleeves has flaps in front, bodice seams, back belt tacked under buttons. Faced collar, fronts and neck, flaps and belt are interfaced. Dress in either version may be underlined.
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Etsy Treasury Featuring One of My Vintage Patterns!

A big "thanks " to Magoo Vintage on Etsy for snagging a Treasury and including one of my vintage patterns. Click on the link to see the totally "FAB" job that she did with her बेऔतिफुल selections!
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

My Favorite Vintage Pattern of the Day!

This lovely vintage pattern is for sale in my Etsy Shop. The Junior Misses' and Misses' One-Piece Dress and Bolero: The sleeveless bodice ties at the shoulder. Style 1 features large patch pockets on the full skirt. Pocket flaps and shoulder ties are of contrast. Style 2 features a contrast bolero with a pocket in the left short sleeve. The bolero in both Styles is fashioned with a mandarin collar.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Where in the world did my vintage pattern go....Noord, Holland, Netherlands

Today was another good day for International selling. Don't you love the photo above of the windmills? The photo is from Noord, Holland in the Netherlands. (Click on the photo to go to the photographers photostream at Flickr) This looks so peaceful! I'm sure the person that purchased this cute Vintage Simplicity Pattern # 5023 will look great in it next to this lovely waterside setting! Doesn't it make you want to go out and find some Dutch Wooden shoes....well, I couldn't find the shoes but I found a great picture! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Where in the world did my vintage pattern go...Nashville, TN, USA.

Today's picture is found in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a picture of the State Capitol Building. Please click the photo to link to the phtographers Photostram on Flickr. I live about 1 1/2 hours from Nashville, in Chattanooga, TN. Nashville is knows for many things, mainly "The Home of Country Music" ! This city is great as well as this pattern that is on it's way to Nashville! This vintage McCalls Pattern # 3502 is a cute nightie and bloomer set from the 1950's.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Where in the world did my vintage pattern go...Windham, New Hampshire, USA.

This beautiful pattern was sold to a customer in Windham, New Hampshire. The photo is listed as the " Mill House". Please click on the photo to be taken to the photographers photostream on flickr. The pattern sold was a 1950's McCalls Pattern # 7004. How very chic.

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Where in the world did my vintage pattern go...Helsinki, Finland.

Today was a good day for International selling. I sold this cute 1960's Muu Muu pattern # 9946 by Butterick to a new customer in Helsinki, Finland. I have loved looking at all the wonderful photos from there. Please click on the photo to link back to the photographer's flickr photostream for more great photos!
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Where in the world did my vintage pattern go?

I thought I would start listing a pattern that I sold each day and an interesting picture to go along with it. As some of you know, our family homeschools. Part of our education is having a "Family Business" of selling vintage sewing patterns on Etsy and Ebay. I thought it would be a good geography lesson to mark the location of each of our customers, on our US map and our International Map. We have loved seeing where our vintage patterns end up! I thought you might enjoy it too! Here's the first of this "where in the world" series, Killiney, Ireland. This Kwik Sew Pattern # 350 from the 1970's was sold and mailed to this beautiful town of Killiney, Ireland. For more beautiful pictures, click on the photo to link back to the photographer's photostream on Flickr. lovely!
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Friday, February 6, 2009

My Favorite Vintage Pattern of the Day

My Idea of the "Little Black Dress" but this time in RED!

I love this dress. I'm so surprised someone hasn't already snatched it up! Here's the details:
Lightly fitted and flared three section dress has high cut armholes, French darts at front, vertical back darts and zipper. Neck and armholes are faced except neck V. Lower neckline, armholes and lower edge of dress may be trimmed with two rows of middy braid or tab may be tacked to front under buttons and neck bound with bias self-fabric. Higher neckline may be collarless or have contrast two-piece collar, or rolled bias contrast collar and optional ccntrast tie belt. Dress lining is optional for all views.Maker & Pattern # Mccalls 8678 Copyright Date: 1867 Cost of Original Pattern: $ .75Size of Pattern: 14Bust: 34Waist: 26Hip: 36Pattern Envelope: discolored due to age, some rough cornersPattern Instructions:included Pattern Pieces: domplete

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Favorite Vintage Pattern of the Day

This front buttoned top is tucked at the front shoulders and darted in back. A double ruffle peplum graces the front for hip interest. The extended shoulders and cuff trimmed bracelet sleeves are cut in one with the bodice front. In style 1 a double peplum is faced with self fabric. In style 2 the peplum is finished with a double bias binding. The slimly flared skirt is made of contrasting fabric.
Maker & Pattern # Simplicity 1677 Copyright Date: 40's - probably around 1945 Cost of Original Pattern: $ .25Size of Pattern: 14Bust: 32Waist: 26.5Hip: 35
Pattern Envelope: tear on front and smaller tear on back and yellowing and brittle due to age. still very readablePattern Instructions: IncludedPattern Pieces: **** Missing one piece - back facing.****

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pretty Woman...walking down the street!

Does this dress remind you of a famous movie with Julia Roberts? This Vintage Vogue Pattern # 2026 by Yves Saint Laurent reminds me of the red dress that Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman. I's not the same dress but I still love it! This lovely dress is now up for bid on ebay. Click on the photo for the link!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fab Vintage Pattern Collage Artwork

I found this wonderful collage that was made by using vintage sewing patterns. I found it online at's blog. Hope it's okay to use it. The designer of these lovelies has an etsy
store doe-c-doe. I just LOVE IT !! How cute is this?