I can't put into words how excited I am today and it's all due to a random blog encounter well over a year ago. Back in November 2009, I saw a post by Karin at Ancient Nouveau, which made me fall head over heels for McCall 6520 from 1946. I mean how could you not fall in love with Karin's creation?!? Sadly, I'm not sure whether she still blogs, as her last entry was in September 2010.
Ever since (and I literally mean ever since) I've been on the hunt down for this pattern and last week I finally came across it on eBay! Boy was I happy to 'win' it and hold it in my grubby little hands...it's absolutely perfect to me! I even have some incredible vintage fabric in mind for it that I think is from the 1950s. I just hope I have enough of it or else I might cry...
On a slightly different subject, my vintage button collection is growing nicely so I thought I'd share some of my recent finds with you. The bad news is that my hoarding is no longer restricted to patterns and fabrics. Oh dear lord!
Buttons from the 1940s – the black ones are in mint condition:
And finally some 1960s ones:
Have you lovely people been adding to your stashes lately? Or have you recently acquired a pattern you're really excited about?