A few weeks ago, my parents, some of my sisters, and I cleaned out an old storage building at my parents’ old house. We found baby albums, tons of family photos, and the big win of the day was not when I found a few dozen vintage sewing patterns, but when I found my granny’s wedding ring, which we thought had been lost 15 years ago. I cried, my mom cried, we were thrilled.
Back to the vintage patterns, though. Could they be any cuter? Here are some photos of my current favorites. Very Mad Men. I haven’t gone through them to make sure all the pattern pieces are there, but I’m already struggling about whether or not I should sell them on Etsy. They aren’t my size now, but I am losing weight, so maybe I can make some for myself in another six months. What I see of the construction of the garment is very interesting – one is a wrap-around, but it wraps in the back, not the front. It’s so cool to see how things were made back then.
I can picture myself sewing these with Ella, listening to Ella Fitzgerald, and then wearing them out for martinis. So, what do you think? Sell or keep?