Saturday, 5 March 2011

Ode to a blouse pattern...and a growing button stash!

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!
 
1930s collection:


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?

14 comments:

  1. Gah!! Am lovin these buttons!!
    Px

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  2. Ooooh, love the pattern, I can see why you've been after it for a while!
    And I'm in a button buying frenzy at the moment too. Got to love mint vintage buttons on their cards!

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  3. LOVELY buttons! So glad you won the pattern...I loved Karin's version (I miss seeing her in the blogosphere)--so I look forward to your creation!!

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  4. Oh I do like the look of that pattern, are you planning on view A or B? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  5. Hello!

    Just to let you know that the charity shop for the patterns was an animal in wigston town centre (forgotten the name...sorry!) xx

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  6. Your blouse is beautiful! It fits you perfectly and the blue fabric is divine. I am super envious of your button collection. There are some beautiful buttons you have. Sam xox

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  7. That is a great pattern! Makes me want to look for a tie-neck blouse pattern too. :)

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  8. I have been adding a lot of fabric and patterns to my stash because it almost spring, the pattern I think I am most motivated to sew is B5600

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  9. Lovely to hear from you all!

    Sarah, I'd like to make both views ideally!

    Katie, ta very much for letting me know.

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  10. Good for you for acquiring such an amazing stash of buttons, they really can add a lot to a garment! Love that blouse too. :)

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  11. Marie
    I thought you might like to see this pattern on offer on ebay,

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LOVELY-VTG-1950s-SAILOR-DRESS-Sewing-Pattern-14-34-/250785171950?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a63f609ee

    Good Luck if you go for it.

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  12. Oh it is gorgeous!! I want to make it in plaid!

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  13. Oh, I love your buttons, this pattern is perfect, so glad you got it! That is a wonderful blouse! good luck!

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  14. Such a nice pattren and I think the fabric will look great made up. I love when thinks come together after such awaite.

    Just love your buttons. I have many from my grandmother but love when you pick them up still on there backing card. It makes me feel like I'm shopping in that era.

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