I am Giving These Patterns Away!
I have been the fortunate recipient of patterns, fabric, notions, etc. from friends who don't know what to do with their mother's/grandmother's/aunt's stashes. I have also bid on 'lots' on ebay just to get one or two of the patterns in the group. And I must face it: I have also purchased patterns over the last 35 years that I really know that I won't ever use. (I will never be that size again and my darling daughter and I don't have the same body type.) I have been given more updated patterns that I like, etc. from a friend that no longer wants to sew clothing. I have gone through my too-many-to-count patterns and have found about 100 patterns, smocking booklets, etc. that I would like to give away. I have separated them into several stacks in three categories: Children's Patterns, Adult Patterns, and Smocking Patterns & Booklets. The first set is up this week. It contains children's patterns from the 1940's through the 1990's. All you have to do is leave me a note with a way to contact you in the comment section. Each name will get a number. My son will pull a number from a hat on Friday night (July 19). I will announce the winner on Saturday (July 20) and mail the box on Monday (July 22).
The next few pictures show some more of my recent vintage finds. The lovely baby blanket is lined and hand embroidered. The little pinafore has colored eyelet insertion and cute little pockets. The baby gown has lovely lace on the bottom and rather large eyelet fabric used for the bodice. This little dress is very sweet and I would like to reproduce it using somewhat smaller embroidered eyelet fabric.
I am linking to Sew Many Ways at: http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2013/07/sew-darn-crafty-linky-partyweek-123.html#more