Thursday, October 22, 2015

Patterns

Hey guys!

First of all: OH MY GOODNESS! I am so excited...I have reached 50 followers! I am so elated right now; thank you everybody! :) I've been planning to have a giveaway for a long time now, but I decided to wait until I got 50 followers so the giveaway would actually have a purpose. :P Now I finally can - be on the lookout for that!

I have been racking my brain thinking of what I could try and post about. While I write a small short story for you all, it finally dawned on me I could post about one of my favorite hobbies (currently); collecting vintage patterns.

I love all things vintage/retro. Anything vintage, from my mom's 1963 cookbook to that wrapping paper from the 70's, I will drool over it for days. XD My favorite vintage thing that we have, though, is definitely vintage patterns!

I love looking at all of the different styles. These patterns above are from the 70's. (I actually really like the 70's. I learned a long time ago people, although it was in style, did NOT dress in tye-die, purple goggles and leather fringe all the time.)

Another really fun part of vintage patterns is that, more often then not, there is a fun little note or photograph inside. I have yet to find any photographs, but I have found several notes - like in this pattern from 1961 by McCall's. 

It's kind of hard to read in this picture, but the note says: 
Harpers B. Jan '61
linen plaid
blue shirt 
button all way down front 
And then it has the coolest little sketch at the bottom of the dress. :D


In this pants/capris/shorts pattern, there are a whole bunch of different measurements written down. 
I have several other patterns with little slips of paper in them, and a few advertisements for different magazines too. 

Today I got a new package of lots of different juniors patterns. (!!!) No adjusting to do if I want to make any of them! 


Well, that's my new hobby. I really love it and it's a lot of fun! If anyone is interested in seeing a certain style or decade, just give me a holler! I have patterns from the 50's, 60's, 70's and there are two from the early 80's. 

Thanks for reading! :)

~Lydia~ <3

Monday, October 12, 2015

I'm sorry!

Hey guys!

I'm so, so, so so so sorry that I haven't been posting lately. I've just been really low on inspiration lately. I've tried to like, writing one tiny little poem for you all and it just isn't working. :-/

Also I've been pretty busy - I haven't had tons of time to get on the computer. I'm planning/sewing my Halloween costume, chores, and I'm starting my (advanced) piano piece for a Christmas concert.

So, I'm sorry if there aren't a lot of posts in the next month. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into the swing of things soon! :)

~Lydia~ <3
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