One thing that has recently become very apparent to me is that I need to reduce the numbers of sewing patterns I have in my collection. I have been collecting since I began sewing around the age of 13 and that means I have many hundreds and perhaps even thousands of patterns taking up space.
Sorting through all my patterns has been a trip down memory lane. I seem to remember everything I ever made and when. I like that. The pattern above was something I made while at university and I remember buying the fabric and making it up in my little apartment on Polk Street. It’s hard to believe I ever wore my dresses so short, but we all did. And those wedge shoes are back in style again.
I know that people are selling “vintage patterns” online and it would be nice to make a small return on this lifelong investment, so I decided to see what I could do. I opened my store about a week ago and was quickly bitten by the bug. I sold my first pattern on Sunday and another one today. How cool is that?!
If you know of anyone who is in the market for vintage patterns, send them my way. I will be adding new stock daily and have quite a selection from the 70′s and 80′s with a few from the late 60′s.
So far I am only shipping to US customers, because of cost of shipping internationally is prohibitive. I thought I’d start locally to see how it goes with the thought of possibly expanding later. Wish me luck!