Posts Tagged: Vintage

Those Charming Vintage 50s Apron Patterns!

I collect masses of vintage sewing patterns.  Oh, I do manage to sell a few here and there, but I find myself hanging onto the most delightful patterns…and most of those are aprons.  I kick myself now for selling some really splendid examples of vintage aprons, they are long gone.  I realize now how hard… Read more »

Vintage 60s Barbie Doll Sewing Patterns – So Mad Men!

I found this vintage 1961 Advance sewing pattern for a Barbie Doll Wardrobe, and wow, is it ever fabulous!  The pattern is licensed by Mattel (makers of Barbie) and includes 6 super stylish fashions.   I was struck by how very Mad Men these styles are, and how Barbie was always on the forefront of fashion… Read more »

Fab 60s Barbie Doll Travel Wardrobe Knitting Pattern

I just could not resist this utterly charming 60s traveling wardrobe knitting pattern for a Barbie-sized doll!  It consists of a dress, a travel coat, and luggage.  The luggage includes a suitcase, duffel bag and hatbox.  I never played much with Barbie dolls in my girlhood, but this is just so fantastic.  It is soooo… Read more »

Vintage 50s Knitting Pattern: Knit a Fringed Shawl!

While going through my vintage knitting patterns, looking for a shawl pattern similar to the green frilled shrug Kate Middleton wore grocery shopping, I ran across this beauty.  I guess I could say that it’s a 1950s version of Kate’s shawl.  I love how the model is depicted wearing this over her bathing suit at… Read more »

Cashmere and a Mixture of Scents

Now that winter’s here, my sweater wearing is on full-force.   My personal yarn of choice is cashmere.  It is incredibly soft, thick, and luxurious…and is really the only natural wool that I can wear next to my sensitive skin.  It adds needed warmth without unnecessary bulk;  I don’t like looking like a linebacker in those… Read more »