You will all know that I have rekindled my love of dressmaking in the past year or so. I have loved reading the sewing blogs and have discovered a whole world of independent pattern designers, sewing tips and tutorials and pattern hacks.
I found that there is quite an interest in vintage patterns. See Marie of ‘A Stitching Odyssey’ and Kerry of ‘Kestrel Makes’ Vintage Pattern Pledge. I began to search in local charity shops and on eBay, and have amassed quite a collection in a very short time. I adore the vintage illustrations, they are so cute! The glamour of the 1960s is my favourite at the moment, although I love a good 1970s sundress, or a 1980s ‘Lady Di’ haircut! It’s fun to see the sort of patterns I might have made in the 1970s and 1980s!
So to my new adventure - I have opened an Etsy shop selling vintage patterns and vintage sewing notions and haberdashery. I love the cards of buttons, and the old wooden cotton reels! And the little cards of press studs and hooks and eyes! I am hoping that other people will share my love of vintage sewing notions. Please do pop over to Etsy and have a look. I would love to know what you think.