Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Secondhand Showcase- Wait! I know that pattern!

While browsing patterns last week in one of my regular haunts, I spotted this sewing pattern and got excited.

Courtesy of the Vintage Pattern Wiki
Not just because it's 60s and cute, but because it looked familiar. Even the fabric in view 2 on the left was reminiscent of an ensemble I had seen before....

I found this skirt and top in the thrift shop several weeks ago and listed it in my Etsy shop. I actually really like it, so I decided that it was okay if nobody bought it. It is handmade, with unfinished seams and fabric covered buttons on the back.

Well, when I got home with the pattern I did a quick comparison of the pattern and garments, and they are not a match- the skirt has darts, and the blouse only has a bust dart. Drat! But it was close! It's probably safe to date the garments around the time of the pattern though (based on the style, fabric, and finishing), which is copyright 1965. I love to try to match vintage handmade items with patterns. Does anyone else do this? Have you ever found a match? I'd love to hear about it.

1 comment:

  1. How cool would that have been if they had matched! I've never matched a pattern with a vintage handmade garment, but now that you mention it, it does sound rather fun!


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