Yesterday I was at a garage sale. I saw a quite large cardboard box under a table. There were a few scattered patterns laying heaped on top. I bent down to look - the box was stuffed, packed, bursting full of patterns. Vintage patterns. *gulp* I began to pull out my favorites - mostly 50s. Even crazier - they were almost all my size! I was afraid to ask how much they were. Usually vintage patterns online are too expensive for me.Then my Mom walked by and asked the lady who was running the garage sale how much she would take for the entire box. The lady casually said - "Oh, five dollars." *mouth drops open* Seriously? Oh yeah.
This morning I've gotten them all organized into decades (approximately) and counted.
Here are the stats:
40s - 6 patterns
50s - 35 patterns
60s - 50 patterns
70s - 83 patterns
80s - 56 patterns
Larger designer patterns - 12
Mens patterns - 14
Childrens - 17
Total = 273 patterns. Is that amazing or what?
I'm going to keep alot of them (can't wait to start sewing!!!) - however there are some duplicates, and some near duplicates that I will be selling in my shop soon. So - if you like to sew vintage I will keep you posted.
I hate to gloat - but I do want to share some individual pics.
Here are some of my favorite keepers:
Also, there was 3 darling magazines with crochet patterns for hats and bags mostly.
And now. Prepare yourself. Possibly the ugliest hat and hair I have EVER seen. You?
(zoom in to get the whole awful effect)
If there is a particular vintage pattern you have been searching for - do let me know. I might just have it, and even if it was one of my 'keepers', patterns can be traced. :^)
Well - what do you think? Best garage sale ever?