I had the best surprise yesterday! I got a package in the mail and it looked suspiciously sewing-related. Except that I hadn’t ordered anything. What could it be?
Inside were these amazing vintage patterns from my friend F. (Name withheld to protect the innocent from the harsh glare of sewing blog fame). These patterns are so amazing!!! And unexpected. She had been helping her parents move, and found these and thought of me. Yay!
Looks like someone (her mum?) was a big fan of the mod look in the late 60s.
And beyond the obvious benefit of now being able to sew some really amazing dresses, it also means round two of My Imaginary Life Through Vintage Pattern Illustrations.
I don’t even know where I’m going in this outfit, but I bet I need a Vespa and a bob haircut to get there. And the hat!
This dress looks pretty modern. Until you get to the broach, but this might be my safest bet to sew. She’s wearing gloves (and Lanvin), so maybe I get to go to some sort of posh party. The theatre, perhaps.
Oh yay! Looks like Mr Garment is taking me out to dinner someplace fancy. View A folks! Will there be cocktails^
Looks like I’m off to some sort of party with Edie Sedgwick, maybe. Or just lunch in Rome? I think this one is my favourite. The dress might need to be just a tad shorter though, no?
This one is cute, but I’m not sure if I can pull it off with my figure. I’m not as petite as those 60s models. But it looks like I’m off to the Mad Men steno pool.
On the back it describes the designer’s look as “young, fresh, bright and professional!”. Yup, I’m off to get a job!
Now, with the improbable bowler, I can only be off to a casting session for The Avengers. But hat aside, this dress is the most unique. It has a sort of draped panel that opens on one side in the front (with a pocket) and the opposite side in the back. Very unique!
So thank you very much F. for sending me the patterns, and please thank your mother for me, for her great taste in 1960s patterns and for making you clean out the basement.
So what do you think? What should I sew first? And where can I get those hats?
9 thoughts on “My Imaginary Life Through Vintage Pattern Illustrations – Part II”
How lucky are you? My favs are 1910 and 1867; I would definitely make those up I’d they were mine.
You will need to have a go and make yourself a hat…nothing like a challenge hey?
Ack! I’ve only made bucket hats. I think the dress might be enough of a challenge.I’m leaning toward 1867 myself.
Wow, I love all of them too! Such simple and classic styles! My favourite is the Lanvin 1910; hope to see it sewn on your blog soon 😉
Yes, my friend’s mother has good taste. I think I might start with 1867, then 1910 after.
These are amazing! I think I might make Vogue 1866 and 1867. And I might be super jealous of you too! 🙂
I’m thinking 1867, but let’s see if I can find some fabric first.
Oh, I love the Galanos! I want to be one of the Avengers too! But seriously, this would be great made up in one of the big modern prints, don’t you think?
Absolutely! Although a really bright solid might be fun too.
I just love the Galanos! I want to be an avenger too! Seriously though, don’t you think this would look fab made up in one of the modern big prints?!