As part of a big clear-out, a huge box of vintage patterns were unearthed. Many unused and still in pristine condition, the patterns instantly transport you back to a simpler (but definitely harder) time when making your own clothes was a key way to add to your wardrobe and give a unique spin to your style. For better or for worse, there was no Primark in 1950 and so women made use of their skill and creativity and made their own clothes. Even the drawings on the pattern packets are a work of art in themselves and make me wish I had some sewing skill and could do something with these.
I've set up a little Etsy store to re-home these patterns here. It's called Pieces Of Patterns and I'll be adding more to it in the days and weeks to come as I continue to sort through the box.
Have you ever tried making clothes from a pattern?