Monday, October 24, 2011

Recent Pattern Acquisitions and a Few Other Thrifted Goodies

Good morning! I thought that I'd share with you all today the patterns that I bought from an estate sale a few weeks ago. If you read this blog regularly, you'll know that I bought about 80 patterns, but decided not to keep all of them. If you're nosy like me you always want to know what other people paid when they share their goodies, so I'll tell you. I shelled out $20 for the box, a steal after my recent $300 pattern nightmare at an estate auction. I have listed some of them on Etsy, and sold a Vogue one for $40, so essentially, the ones I kept for myself were free. ( Or at least that's the way I like to look at it.)

I also made a super early to the Goodwill this morning and found a few goodies. And by early, I mean 8 am, which is the crack of dawn for a night owl like myself.

I bought these for $1.50 to sell on Etsy, but they're so cute I might not be able to part with them.

Those patchwork pants were just too crazy to let go of.

The children's faces are terrifying.

My ABSOLUTE favorite, but it's unprinted and and 2 sizes to small, but I will make it work one day!

What is that bra and jumper thing on the right?

A legit bikini pattern from the 70s, when tanning when still cool.

I can't figure out if this is a stretch woven or a knit. I do know, however, it wants to be a skirt for the holidays. $1

I'm pretty sure this is vintage as it isn't very wide, but it will be an awesome apron. $1.50
I can't say no to $3 Fire King.
So, there you have it thrifted goodies, more patterns, and even more fabric. I actually have been sewing, and only have a handful of steps left until I finally finish up my jacket. Stay tuned for a finished object post in the near future!


  1. Wah I am jealous of your ease at finding vintage patterns! Where do you live again? jealous............

  2. Its so fun looking at other peoples patterns! I love your favorite dress as well.that collar and button detail look like a challenge but its so interesting.i posted a bunch of little girls patterns you might liketo see. I think you should make the patch work pants ; )