Saturday, 16 February 2008

too much excitement, so a collection instead

Yes, it has been excitement a plenty here in the Whizzme household. First Amelia asked me if I would like to post here (of course!) and secondly, I made it to the Salvo's designer sale.  Now, if I was a more organised blogger I would be able to show you my booty from the sale (italian boots, Nolita sweatshirt, jeans, skirt, silk tie for Mr Whizzme) but unfortunately I am not that sort of blogger!  Well then, what to show you first fellow op shoppers? So many finds I would like to share, but lucky for you I managed to take a deep breath and limit my first post to one item, or rather a small section of my collection of one item.  Vintage patterns.  I love, love, love them.  No matter that I will probably never make them (especially given that most of these patterns require a woman to have not bust, I most certainly do have one), although Mr Whizzme may get one of those dressing gowns one day.  The pattern section his always where I will head to first.  Most of my favourite finds have in fact been in small, tucked away op shops in country towns.  (In fact, in a small seaside town in South Australia I found a rare Issey Miyake pattern for the outrageous sum of $2).  
vintage patterns
I love the hand sketched designs and the wordy outlines.  Maybe one day Miss Whizzme will need to attend a 60's party, and she will be able to wear an original creation?  maybe one day....

added: and here you will see a real collection - oh my!

4 comments:

Stacey said...

I drove past the Salvos sale yesterday and really wanted to stop. Two hot sweaty and tired boys in the back talked into going straight home.
I figure they owe me some designer duds now.

boobook said...

ooo is that a sausage dog pattern i see

honey said...

I have have the opposite problem with vintage patterns! I have small boobs and always find patterns I love (especially at Greensborough Savers) but they're never small enough on top. I don't want to have to make adjustments to a too-large pattern. Perhaps we can trade? :)

Linda said...

what a wonderful collection!! I never intend to make things if i find a vintage pattern, there is just something special about having them isn't there?