Well I thought I'd just photograph and organise all my vintage patterns and then it would be easy to pick what I'm going to make to take part in Marie's Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge.
I've got them all photographed and saved on a special page on the blog, all 66 of them, I don't have a problem at all and it's such a lovely even number.
I need to record dates and sizes I think, get a bit more organised, that'll help enormously.
I've eliminated the measly 3 I've made already - that would be outright cheating, especially as I've made them multiple times.
So that leaves me with 63. That's it, time to get ruthless and pick out the ones I'm definitely not going to be making any time soon. The reasons for them being on the 'not making' list vary a bit:
They're just not 'me'
|I don't think I'm a 'skirt and waistcoat' kind of woman - but this look might come back, you never know.|
So I'd better hold on to them just in case!
|It love this and it's Maudella - but a bit frilly for me, that bosom again!|
This is what I'm going to wear when I'm important!
need for my job. I'm waiting for an occasion when I need that skirt suit, so elegant
Actually, I was never going to make this!
|Delightful - this brings me joy!|
|Frankly I am too old for this pattern! But I love it so, and it reminds me of the clothes|
my mother used to make and wear
I didn't grow up knowing my mother so I'm attracted to these kinds of images I think
|Reminds me of the first 'grown up' outfit I was bought when I was 11 :)|
|It's Biba - enough said!|
|Unless I get invited to a fancy dress and want to go as a 60s actress I can't see|
I'm ever going to have cause to make this sadly
|I'm not sure about this neckline but it reminds me of a dress|
I had when I was a teenager ... red polka dot in case you were wondering :)
|Reminds me of my Geography teacher at Grammar School - |
I did not enjoy secondary school, she probably doesn't know it, or even remember me, but
she helped make it bearable. And she was brilliant at macramé!
I'm waiting to be invited to a 'Do'!
|I love this so much but need to go somewhere posh - isn't it gorgeous?|
|I'm waiting for an occasion that justifies that much cleavage -|
no idea where that would be!
I will make these when I am clever
|I do not have these skills - one day :)|
So that's 16 off the list - I'm down to 47.
I think I'm going to do the next 'sift' by ruling out any that need a lot of grading -
that's a job for another day.