Vintage Patterns- Make A Vintage Outfit of Your Very Own!

 

This is the cover of a vintage 1959 McCall's pattern magazine. So many cute ideas in this one!

This is the cover of a vintage 1959 McCall’s pattern magazine. So many cute ideas in this one!

Today I was thrifting at a local Salvation Army store, looking for vintage goodies to sell in my Etsy store, or perhaps keep if I fall in love with them! I happened upon a great 1940′s or early 50′s cranberry red wool pleated skirt. So cute! So vintage! So…. moth eaten! I was terribly disappointed when I took a really good look at this skirt, and saw the path of destruction that the little critters had made.  So no wonderful cranberry red vintage skirt for me today. Well, this is the thing about vintage. It’s old. It’s been stored in any number of less than ideal conditions. And, there is less and less of the really good, pre-1960′s clothing to find. What’s a vintage loving girl to do? The answer- make your own! Vintage patterns are available, although sizing is often like vintage clothes, quite small. But vintage reproduction patterns in modern sizes are readily available. I currently have at least 40 vintage and reproduction patterns in my collection that I collected mainly for the great envelope art. Many of these are uncut, or at least preserved with all pattern pieces intact. In the next few months I will be adding many of them to my Etsy store, but for now here is a sneak peak of what’s to come.

A great dress from the McCall's magazine. Would love to have this one in my closet.

A great dress from the McCall’s magazine. Would love to have this one in my closet.

 

A cute 1960's separates pattern. Many pieces that can be used to make several different looks.

A cute 1960′s separates pattern. Many pieces that can be used to make several different looks.

 

 A mod dress in two variations.

A mod dress in two variations.

 

Super cute skirt or pants suit with a sleeveless blouse to match!

Super cute skirt or pants suit with a sleeveless blouse to match!

 

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