Friday, November 12, 2010

New (to me) Patterns

I bought some new/old patterns from Deseret Industries (a local thrift store). I could have purchased at least triple the number I ended up buying, but something vague about avoiding excess stopped me. So here's my loot.

1. Bunny Suit.

Because let's face it: at some point in my life I am going to NEED a child's bunny suit. It was so cute that I didn't have a chance at passing it up. (Copyright 1970)

 2-5. Toys
(Copyright 1964)

(Copyright unknown)

(Copyright 1968)

(Copyright unknown)

I'm a sucker for stuffed toys, and an even bigger sucker for vintage stuffed toys.

6. PJs

Nightgown AND panties! What grown woman doesn't need bloomers? (Copyright 1971)

7. Bow Top

I love the polka dot top best. (Copyright unknown)

8. Dress

 The navy blue version is my favorite, although pink ruffles are adorable too. (Copyright 1964)

9. Man Pants
If I sewed these for Mr. Compensator, do you think he'd wear them? (Copyright unknown, but I'm thinking 1974 or so.)

10. Toddler Romper

Um, yeah, so this was too cute to pass up. So I didn't pass it up. (Copyright 1965)

The only problem with discovering such a plentiful source of old patterns is that now I want to go back and buy every single one that tickles my fancy. Self control Gordita. Self control.


  1. I'm especially fond of the cute little boy and girl dolls with the foliage over their privates. Priceless :)

  2. So cute! I love that blue and white dress. I wonder if I could get away with that hair, too. You totally could. Such a great DI score!

  3. I can only hope that you will make a pink bunny suit for one of your nephews "A Christmas Story" style.

  4. I love the blue and white dress too - you must make it! Also like the polka dot bow blouse, and I would totally wear the nightie with matching panties - so cute!

  5. Great pattern finds! I particularly love the toy ones and that bow top.

  6. I think the Adam and Eve dolls are my favorite :0)


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