Sunday, March 16, 2008

Vintage Pattern Sunday

Wow! A week rolled by already! It's Vintage Pattern Sunday again and time for me to share a pattern from my vintage pattern collection. This is a sweet one that I dearly love, a vintage toddler's sailor outfit.

And this is one I found online recently and plan to purchase out of sheer nostalgia. My grandmother made me a whole wardrobe from this pattern when I was 13 years old. There was a solid royal blue top and a floral royal blue top. Two skirts from the same and a pair of royal blue pants. She made them for me to wear on a European summer tour. I adored my grandmother and adored my mix and match wardrobe. It was one of my favorite outfits I had as a girl. So when I saw this pattern online, I just fell in love all over again and decided I had to have that pattern. Who know...I might have a 13 yo granddaughter some day. :) :)

And these are not from a vintage pattern. The tote and the girl's design I drafted myself and the other is just a basic romper. But since I'm in nautical mode here, I thought I'd go ahead and share them as well!



Sharon said...

I had that same pattern! The one your grandmother sewed your European wardrobe from - what a wonderful memory ;-)

Paula said...

I think I made that toddler pattern for my oldest daughter. And those little sailor pants you drafted are just. too. cute.

Dawn said...

Cute patterns! And bag! And outfits! It's all cute!

Lindsay T said...

Awww, reading this post made me miss my own sweet grandmother, who made similar outfits for me. She was the one who instilled in me a love of sewing.

Dawn said...

I don't know if you get the HotPatterns newsletter but it goes with this post and your Wardrobe Contest. I can email you the whole article (it's long) if you want.

"Must-Haves for this look...white pants; denim jeans or trouser jeans; striped t-shirt; white sneakers or deck shoes; straw bags/hats; hoop earrings; rope or scarf belts; fabulous shades!"

Dawn said...

Boy, that last comment sounds random. Sorry. HotPatterns was talking about how the Nautical colors and styles were becoming very popular this season. Hope that helps to de-random-fy that last comment. Tee hee.