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September 06, 2011



Wow! That was fun.
The thought of boxes of free patterns sitting on a curb will be popping up in my thoughts all day and into my dreams!


That dress with the green sash would look good on you :-) Love those patterns too. My mom was a seamstress so I always had homemade clothes and my Barbies were well dressed. Nice to have those memories of your grandmother and to still have the patterns and clothes that she made.
Loved your party post too.....great yard for that!

Into Vintage

Seeing the pattern envelope illustrations for all of those cute dresses *almost* makes me want to sew clothing but fortunately, your photo of the pattern pieces & instructions brought me back to earth just in time. :-)


Oh my that box of patterns. Those cost so much where I buy patterns on Etsy. Hat patterns too are very costly for some reason. I not only buy old patterns but now as you know am into making them as I think the styles are so lovely. I've really got a 'thing' about the clothing the women wear today with their butt cracks showing when they bend over in church no kidding, oh dear did I say that!!


You have some great examples and some brands I have never heard of. I pick up old patterns, too, but have not tried sewing with one since I agree they seem very complicated compared to modern ones. I was especailly shocked when i opened an Advanced brand pattern and found that they are not even printed. Just pieces of tissue with no markings at all. yikes!!

Musings from Kim K.

I don't sew (I have envy every time Renee shares something on her blog) but I love your collection. The vintage doll clothes are just precious. How special that you still have the patterns that your grandmother used when making doll clothes.

Gretchen Snyder

Thanks so much!!!! I love all those patterns, so much fun.


Love how intricate those patterns were and yet so eloquently on the front of the package is states SIMPLICITY. These patterns always get me because of the graphics and often the inside has notes and or wonderful little hints as to who the original owner was. It is like a little story book. What a wonderful collection...smiles...Renee

Gmama Jane

I would love to see pictures of those doll clothes your grandmother made!
Gmama jane


That men's shirt pattern, Simplicity 1266, is very early. Probably right around 1930. Wow.

Groove Cloth Kathy

Maybe that was me who posted above! Ha! But now you're in my territory. Love these patterns. Always a big fan of DuBarry and Hollywood. New York Gold Seal is a new one on me. Cute collection.

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