Saturday, August 27, 2011

update on recent purchases...

Hey everyone, I am so sorry that I have been terrible at blogging... life has taken alot of time lately and i have spent some time figuring out my time managment. Have no fear it is slowly starting come together and i should be sewing more soon.
School started... almost a thousand dollars later and i am a week into my 2 classes: anatomy physiology 1 and intro to sociology.
i have been trying to fit in time to sew for art in the park but the past week was more than hectic and i think i sewed like 10 lines... boooooo! i miss it!

so today, in need of a study break, i was able to snap some pix for you all.

2 weeks ago, when i came home from work my family was watching a singer machine on HSN. i tried to ignore it but they kept urging me to watch. they sewed right through 12 layers of denim and i was SOLD! wow! so on impulse i am now the proud owner of a singer heavy duty <3
no regrets

isnt she gorgeous!!!

also, i met back up with girl from craigslist and snagged 10 more vintage patterns for $20

Simplicity 7983
dress with 3 different sleeve variations
circa 1968
originally 75cents

Simplicity 8234
dress, mini dress, tunic, and bell bottoms
circa 1969
originally 75cents

Simplicity 7019
jacket, skirt, blouse, capris, and pants
circa 1967
originally 75cents

Simplicity 9253
dress, tunic, and pants
circa 1971
originally $1

Simplicity 7910
nightgown in 3 lengths with bloomers
circa 1968
originally 76cents

Butterick 4102
dress with 2 sleeve variations
circa mid 1960s
originally 65cents

McCall's 3210
tunic and pants for knits
circa 1972
originally 90cents

McCall's 3361
dress, tunic, and pants for knits
circa 1972
original price unknown

this one seems to be a rare find. i have researched it a little and cannot find any information. i do know it is by McCall's and the Tabasco brand (... yes, the hot sauce) but not really sure why these entities got together for a dress or what year. anyhow, i have it now =D

and my favorite of this bunch... makes me think of an elegant ballerina
Simplicity 55333
blouse and skirt in 2 lengths
circa 1968
originally 65cents

next time i get a decent break i will show you the purses and wallets i have made for art in the park =p thanks for hanging with me

the study bug... Lily Bean


  1. JEALOUS of your patterns. I just recently started buying vintage patterns off etsy because I want to have a more vintage clothing style- so addictive!! Past clothing seems to be so much prettier than current trends.

  2. Hi Meg! You are sooooo right! Definitely addictive. I lucked out finding this girl on Craigslist who had tons and sold them to me dirt cheap! You should check out your local Craigslist posts.

  3. thanks! i was very excited for these finds!