I hit the thrift store again today, not really expecting to find anything, and then debating whether I would pay .99 each for copies of 50s-60s handcraft magazine called Workbasket. They are in sealed bags which makes it a bit of a gamble. I was just about to leave the store and admit defeat when I realized that I skipped the sewing pattern section. I can't tell you how many goodies I have found in this section, and today I was rewarded with a bunch of vintage sewing patterns.
OK, two of the patterns are from an earlier visit, but anyhow, behold the cuteness. If they don't just make you go aww, well, I just don't know if we can be friends. Click on the picture if you're not sure. That colonial costume, I would have died for that when I was eight or ten. Some of the others I actually plan to make, like all of the girly dresses and the bonnets that come with the coat patterns, sized for five and six year olds!
But first I must finish two of the twirly dress that I started on Sunday at the Sewing Bee. I am currently perplexed by the button closure, something about the construction just doesn't add up for me. I swear that vintage patterns presume a level of sewing expertise that modern patterns do tend to spell out a bit more. But for these fashions I will accept the challenge.
And if that wasn't enough goodness for one day, when I got home there were two packages, the pattern for Rusted Root, and some Cotton Fleece. This will be my first adult sweater, top-down seamless. I'm trying not to get in over my head and I do suck at finishing. But now a dilemma, it is a really girly pattern (lace panel, puffy sleeves) so I am reconsidering my yarn choice. Maybe a less girly color? Like lime green or blue?