Vintage Pattern Goodness + Fabric

I love this skirt - it's similar to the Colette pattern's bignet, but in my opinion even better. This skirt is perfect for my body type, too! I love highlighting my waist. A great 70's find.

Ok, it's a 90s pattern, not really vintage. But the back cutout is cute, nonetheless. 

This pattern is one of my favorite from this haul. The cut of the pants is super current - checkout Vogue's fall 2010 collection booklet - and I would love to make them. 

This reversible wrap skirt has a lot of potential, too. I'm going to keep my eye out for a fabric combination for it. 

A great 50's button up. 

Vintage slip pattern for knits. I'll probably use this for a tank or summer dress. I don't have much use for a slip right now. The princess seams are elegant though, right?

All of the above patterns are from elisesmommy on Ebay. I highly recommend this seller. Very quick shipping, huge selection, and her prices are very reasonable. 

I bought a few new cuts of fabric last month while I was in Sacramento. The above photo is a poly chiffon. I've never worked with chiffon before, but would love to try. I'm just not sure what I want to make from it. I bought the fabric because I loved the color combination - I don't have anything like it. 

I'm not really sure why I bought this Levi's print. Maybe because it's super soft, maybe because I love vintagey branding. Regardless, I can't decide on what pattern to use with it. I think I want to turn it into a casual, drapey top to wear with jeans. Sort of a gloomy winter day top, very simple. Maybe Vogue 8690 or McCall's 6241?


  1. Love the patterns and cannot really pick a favorite since they are all great. Very brave to try working with chiffon! The fabric is beautiful and I think Fabric.com had sewing hints for chiffons the other day. I would punch up the Levi print by wearing it with red or black I think. The patterns you suggested are for knits and that Levi print looks like a cotton. How about M5664 using black for the front tie? Oh I am horrible at matching fabrics to patterns but I like this pattern anyway. Also like V8598, V8194.

  2. Vogue 8194 and M5664 are so cute! The Levi's print is a knit though, sorry I didn't mention that! I just have it folded flat. It's a very soft, drapey cotton/rayon knit. It's also very thin, which is good for Arizona's "winter"

    M6246 view B is so cute! It looks like a hard pattern though... Might have to challenge myself :)