Friday, 16 May 2008

Vintage patterns

Hello all! My first contribution to "I op, therefore I am" is these vintage patterns found on my first trip to the Northern Community Church of Christ Op Shop in High St, Preston.
They also had plenty of very low priced buttons: I bought these patterns as well, even though I'll have to grade them down to fit. Great cover artwork!
I've only discovered what a treasure trove op shops can be in the past year or so - since I've been reading craft blogs. Now I just need to find a little time to sew.

5 comments:

Tui said...

Ah, I love vintage patterns. My mother had a long dress made from the pattern on the bottom right of that first shot. Hers was in a mint-green jersey, and the buttons on that front detail were covered in white beads. I always thought she looked like a Greek goddess in that dress, which probably ended up in an op shop.

Julie said...

What a great blog idea! Now I want to visit the Land of Down Under!

Thank you for visiting my blogs. I am going to write you an e-mail about the Saddlebred horses.

fiona said...

what great finds!welcome!

Helen O'B. said...

Style 2191 was my yr8 home economics sewing project. That was 1980.....I think my Mum still has the skirt not sure about the pattern though.

Jayne said...

Those are some fantastic finds! :)