Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pattern Rescue

I got my patterns from Pattern Rescue!

Vintage Simplicity 7049
This circa one is circa 1975 & looks like a newar copy of this spring top from The Gap! Change the sleeves a little & add some buttons down the from seam & some pin tucks, Ta Da!

Vintage McCalls 4860
This one is one is also circa 1975, but it looks a lot like this current top from the Gap spring line. The gap top is knit but I think that with just a little tweeking it could be pretty darn close.

Vintage Vogue 8380

This Vogue I have no idea what year it is from, but I just thought that it was cute! It didn't come with the envelope, but did have the page from the pattern book. I have no plans at the moment for this one but I think that it would be super cute for fall? I can't get my head around what to make it up in for spring or summer for some reason.

Anyway I thought that I would share the fab finds I received from Pattern Rescue & urge more vintage pattern lovers to check them out. I think that they are doing a great job & hope that with our support that they can continue on!


Michelle said...

just discovered you ,great stuff. I love the idea of looking at old patterns in new ways!I always cut out multiples in the largest size and keep all the patterns i buy to use again.

Sharon said...

Wow, you have a good eye for looking at the details and translating it into a current RTW look. Me? I'm too lazy for that, that's why I read blogs like yours LOL.

Chara Michele said...

I really like those patterns! I can't wait to see your versions :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how old fashions come back again. I'm sure if I go through my Mum's pattern, I'll find something to suit this season.
Great patterns.

Anonymous said...

My sister had Simplicity 7049 in the mid 1970's. She made it in a light blue denim. Her and I both wore it, but mostly me I think. I wore it with a long sleeved yellow turtle neck underneath.
I really loved this top!

Anonymous said...

I made Simplicity 7049 back in the 70s, too--a dress out of gray knit.


LittleReece said...

I LOVE your blog! I'll be back for sure. I'm from South Florida as well... hope to see more vintage magic from you!

Renee said...

I just wanted to let you know that I just tagged you with a blog award. You can pick it up at my blog site:
I hope you enjoy the sparkly butterfly!


carol fun said...

omg!! i just stumbled into your blog and it was a trip down memory lane.i have fond memories of both the simplcity and the mccalls patterns, as i made both of them. i did the simplicity one is a turquoise kettlecloth, like the pattern and the mccalls was pale taupe knit-- good memories -- love your blog --

carol fun

Anonymous said...


I discovered you while googling hot patterns, as I'm thinking of buying a couple but wante dot see what other people thought of them. Have you had the time to mkae anythign yet? If so, I'd love to see any photos posted up on your blog. It can be a little hard to tell what the finished garment will look like from drawings. But your endoresement is so enthusiastic, I'm thinking of going ahead anyway.
Btw, your post on the foal brought tears to my eyes. Poor things...

HDMac said...

I remember that McCalls 4860 pattern! I made myself 2 dresses using that pattern YEARS ago! haha... Wow... loved the day that patterns were $1.50 and below! Just cruising your blog.. Looks good! Thank you!

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