Well, remember when I went to the swap meet and got all of those patterns for free? Well, I thought that I would share the goods with you all, in case any of you were curious. There are a lot more duds in this collection than treasures, for sure! :) The fabric finds were much more successful!
By the way, these are my first vintage patterns ever! Then again, I suppose in 20 years, the patterns that I've been buying will be considered vintage. :) Also, I was hoping to find a little bit of history, like Tasia found in her patterns!
Let's start off with the favorites!
|McCall's 6003, McCall's 2407, McCall's 7259, McCall's 6749|
M2407: The only pattern I was going to initially buy was this apron pattern. I love the envelope! One day, if I ever have a sewing room, I think I'll frame it on the wall. :)
M7259: This envelope is cute too, so it's hard for me to focus on the actual garments. :)
M6749: Maybe view D or E would cute in the right fabric?
On the flip side, here are possibly the worst patterns of the bunch.
|McCall's 8012, McCall's 7715, McCall's 8896, Simplicity 9052, McCall's 8028|
M8012: What adult needs overalls? Assuming you're not a farmer, of course.
M7715: Not only is the shirt a boxy shape, it seems to be a strange midriff length too...
M8896: The styling and fabrics are HORRENDOUS! I lived through the 1980s (although I was little) and I probably had an outfit similar to the girl doing the "I'm a Little Teapot" pose in the front.
S9052: I can't get past the fact that these look like cheesy boxers.
M8028: Not even a professional model can look good in this one.
Here are some children's patterns, which I won't need anytime soon, but I'll hold on to. Look how cute some of the vintage envelopes are!