If you watched any of my videos
that I shared over the past few weeks then you know that I already have way too many patterns.
And you also know that I am a total sucker for small size patterns from the 1970's.
So, knowing all this you might wonder why I just purchased another pile of patterns...until you see them!!!
On a whim I popped into the thrift store the other night. I mostly just go to look at their sewing patterns. I casually picked up a large Vogue envelope not expecting much. I turned it over and literally gasped out loud.
There in my hands was a mint condition size 10 (small for Vogue) 1970's Edith Head pattern! I literally gasped out loud and clutched it close to my body so no one else could see the treasure I had found!
I won't make this as a gown but I love the top portion and could see making it as a blouse~
Then I realized that there were a few more that were sitting upside down. I didn't dare wish for more, but there they were...
Narducci! Givenchy! Versace! Oh my! I was heaven. I was about to walk away when all of sudden I found another small pile....with another EDITH HEAD!!
And then it happened...I almost fainted...the holy grail of patterns....DIANE VON FURSTENBURG WRAP DRESS!!!
There are actually 2 other Vogue versions of this pattern and truth be told I don't know which one is more valuable, but all I know is that I have one of them :) (I have a Simplicity Jiffy knock-off too that I made here
, but it's just not the same....even though it is)
Believe it or not there more. I actually found the will power to leave some behind, the ones that I knew weren't valuable on EBay and that I would never sew myself.
Everyone one of these patterns is in perfect condition. They're cut but they're perfect. As I was going through the patterns I kept wondering about the woman before me who owned them. We had such similar taste and might have been similar in size. I hope when the day comes that I have to donate my whole collection to a thrift store that someone cherishes them as much as I have and maybe even wonders a little bit about me~
What's your most amazing thrift store find? Leave a comment below~