Monday 9 June 2014

Vintage Pattern

Vintage patterns of any description are my passion, I love the history attached to them and the mystery about who has used them before me.  I have said it so many times "If only patterns could talk".  I also love walking around junk shops and shows looking for them, they are always on the top of my shopping list when we go on holiday.  I have had some wonderful finds when holidaying in  Florida so fingers crossed I will be lucky this time.

There is no mystery about this little book I am showcasing this week, it is another book from my childhood.  A book that would stand the test of time, whilst some of the sewing aids might have changed the general principles of dressmaking I think are just the same.

I used this book to teach my daughters to sew and it is now safely stored for the next generation whenever they are ready.
See you soon.


  1. I love all of these vintage pattern books that you post. I have a beautiful sewing machine in my garage that my husband gave me for Christmas one year. I have never even taken it out of the box. I don't know how to sew and I'm very intimidated by it. Sad but true!! : ( Have a beautiful day!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

  2. There's so much good information in this pattern. I love all the descriptions and how-to's it includes.

  3. Little read, keep and share !
    Have a nice day !

  4. My mum used to have loads of old patterns and books like this. I dont know if she has kept them but I suspect they may be in their loft if she has. Who knows, one day we may come across them?

  5. What a treasure, I am glad you have kept it in such great condition so it can be used by the next generation of sewers.

  6. What an amazing book, and I am sure that it is just as relevant today as it was when it was first published. I am intrigued by the idea of the skirt measuring device, I don't imagine that you can still buy such a thing today! xx