Monthly Archives: May 2007

Spring Thrifting

Recently, I found a number of old patterns at garage sales and my favorite thrift:

The pattern on the left is dated 1942; the other two have no dates. My guess is the middle pattern is from the mid-50’s and the right hand pattern is from the early 60’s. I might make the blouse from the 1942 pattern.

Next up are two 1960’s patterns. I remember having patterns similar to both of these. I made a green culotte dress in high school, maybe even with this pattern. I will probably list both of these on ebay.

Patterns from the 1970’s. The top left pattern was extremely popular in its time, and now a similar dress is back in style. I think I also had the jumper pattern on the left.

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What A Find!

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For My Doll Chair Collection

This tiny rocking chair came from the thrift a few weeks ago. It was completely buried in faded and crumbling dried flowers, which were glued to the seat, sprouting from the arms and back, and generally looking very ugly. I almost missed the fact that there was a rocking chair under there. After I paid my 59 cents I stood over a trash can and pulled all those flowers off. A scrubbing and a cushion gave it new life. It’s just the right size for a Madame Alexander doll.

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