Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I've been babysitting my grandson these days and haven't been able to frequent the local thrift stores lately.  However, I did find more lovely vintage patterns on my last visit!

 These are Ann Person, Stretch & Sew Patterns.  I like these patterns because they're great for use on woven fabrics, jersey knits, stretchy fabrics.  And, if you do not own a serger, no can sew these patterns using a regular sewing machine.

Panty pattern. Great to have and can be eco-friendly if they are made from t-shirts!  Here's a tutorial for you!  (just click on the word 'tutorial')

So, since we're on the subject of 'unmentionables', these cute nightgowns would be fun to make!

Sorry, this photo is blurry.  These are various cute peasant dresses, tunics and tops.  I love these type top/dress patterns, they are a flattering design on me!

T-shirt pattern.

I wonder with all of these great patterns I found; could this be a hint that I need to get my gear (wardrobe) in order for the summer?  Hmmmmm, maybe?

Thanks for visiting and checking out my Junk Love!


Deborah said...

You are inspiring me to do some sewing! I love your finds.

June said...

Oh! I remember the Stretch & Sew patterns. Loved them! That was way back when there weren't any sergers! What a great find!!

Selina said...

some your patterns would look great framed in your creative space!

Em said...

Would quite like a 2085 outfit myself actually! Plus I can also see myself wiggling around in some knickers made out of hubby's old funky t-shirts! heheh the mind boggles!

DELiciousDesignz said...

Those patterns are great. I love the drawings on the vintage patterns.

DragonPoodle said...

I remember very clearly when knits for home sewing first hit the scene, and there were Stretch & Sew classes that taught us how to use them. If you are younger than me (60) you might not remember the bad old days when everything was woven, including the fabrics of bras and underwear! Knits were so liberating, even those dorky poly doubleknits that came out first. I still have my S&S patterns from the late 70's too!