More Vintage Patterns
I spent most of the afternoon hunting for vintage sewing patterns. At one location that shall not be named because I selfishly want to keep all of the patterns to myself, I stumbled across a gold mine of vintage patterns stuffed haphazardly into several clear plastic bags.
I couldn’t resit the urge to find out what was inside before I purchased anything, so I attempted to discreetly open the bags. At one point, the security guard walked by and just shook his head…lol. I put a good number of ugly patterns aside, but I found quite a few goodies that I couldn’t leave behind even though I had no desire to sew them for myself.
I ended up buying more than 30 patterns, including several dresses from the 40’s and a few Dynasty-inspired 80’s ensembles. I debated about purchasing some of the Vogue patterns from the 90’s (my least favorite decade for fashion), but I bought them anyway because they were inexpensive and another collector out there might be looking for the patterns. Even though I didn’t find any of the vintage patterns on my wish list, I greatly enjoyed the thrill of the hunt. And because I am a Webaholic, I enjoyed searching for the patterns on google to find out more about their value. I couldn’t find any information regarding some of the patterns, so I will assume that they are probably rare.
Please let me know if you have any tips about how to track down vintage pattern information. I am thinking about setting up a small online vintage pattern shop. I need to do something constructive with my vintage pattern obsession, since I haven’t actually sewn any of the patterns I own :). Stay tuned for more info…