This past weekend I didn't expect a chance to get out thrifting at all. But after Lottie came down with croup on Friday night, it sadly meant that she wasn't able to attend her friends party on the Saturday. After quite a few tears she settled down for a long nap and I took the opportunity to sneak out on my own.
And I was thrilled to come across two large boxes of old patterns, and as I was own my own I went through them properly and only took the ones I really wanted. Normally if I have the wee wuns with me I would just buy them all and then sort them at home. At only 20c each I don't mind buying them all. But this time I chose about 25. Mostly they are vintage womens a size or two too small for me, but hopefully with a bit of adjusting and less cake I can make something that will fit.
Here are some of my favourites. I really like the shape of the dress bottom centre. I would love to try and make this with more of a kimono style sleeve, but maybe I am being too ambitious. I also think the coat in the top right pattern is the perfect shape for a great basic piece, and I may just be brave enough to attempt it for next winter.
And then I found this. I am still yet to get the hang of crochet. In fact I had really given up on it. But then I stumbled across this and remembered why I must learn to do it. I am so in love with this vest, I just have to make it. I am going to call my mum and see if she can help me through it step by step. Ditch the tie on the blouse and the expression on the models face and I can envisage this becoming a favourite part of my wardrobe.
And lastly I found this absolutely delightful children's picture book. The pages have come away from the spine and it is in quite poor condition, but the illustrations are just lovely. What can I say, more sweet little birds and a beautiful story too. What more could I want!
Sorry about the strange pic layout. Blogger wouldn't let me centre these ones for some bizarre reason.