Sunday, February 20, 2011

Found some vintage patterns and threads

Yesterday Al and I went out for a little bit. I was feeling somewhat better but today I'm almost as good as new (except for this hacking cough). We stopped at my favorite shopping place (Goodwill) and found these wonderful retro patterns and old threads on wooden spoools. The threads aren't any good for sewing anymore since the cotton is very weak (the silk threads are still ok) but I like to have them for decorating my sewing room. I fill up old jars with these. Aren't they pretty? The bag of goodies came with all this and more... lots of thimbles (one is sterling silver), old tape measures, threaders, elastic, binding, needle books (I love these), buttons and more.
The patterns are going to be hung on my walls unless one of my girls wants a dress or shirt of this style. It's so funny to see the sizes on the patterns... a size 16 is like a 34 bust! I'm thinking I would need a size 20... AT LEAST. No good for the ego :(
The one pattern, way on the left, is newer and I might just stitch that up this spring. It's a cute wrap top. The collar needs a little updating but I like the general idea of it. And the baby pattern... well, you just never know. Someday I might be a grandma (wishing and hoping ...sigh...) so wouldn't the little bunny pjs be daring for my grandaughter's doll?



6 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

You certainly hit the jackpot today!
I love coming across old sewing stuff...

Cindy said...

deb, i remember seeing that girls' dress pattern - the one with the pink and green dresses, bottom row - in my grandmother's sewing room! i most likely had a dress made from that pattern! i DO have the romper pattern that my grandmother made ruffled-bottom rompers for me when i was a toddler!
gotta LOVE these types of vintage items!

Dorian said...

Some fun looking treasures Deb!

Rebecca P said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Deb. No fun to be sick when on vacation.
Looks like you found some great thinks there.

Carol said...

YEARS ago I made a throw blanket out of lightweight yarn using the Weave-It in your picture! I came across it a couple of weeks ago in the attic. Washed it, but some of the yarn must have been wool and shrank. I threw it out. Can't find the Weave-It now. Maybe it's still at mom's. Cool find!

Northern Deb said...

Carol, I've wondered if anyone actually made something large with this little loom. I'm going to play with it when I get home and see what comes of it.