Thursday, 3 December 2009

Vintage Thingies 48 - More Simplicity Patterns

This week I'm joining in the Vintage Thingies Thursday again. Coloradolady Suzanne is hosting with a Christmas theme. I will just show you the rest of my old patterns for clothes.

Do you still remember the time when maternity clothes were wide and doing their best to hide the changing figure of the future mother? Like this:




I think it looks great when the young mothers today wear stretchy shirts keeping the bump warm without hiding it.

After the baby is born, he or she needs clothes. The second folder from the left is for dolls' clothes.



The next pattern is again from Stil, I think it was a Scandinavian pattern. Nightwear for about 12 to 14 years old girls.



The last pattern is by Sorja, a Finnish magazine. My mother sewed me this outfit in the 60's. It was a dark blue woollen sailor's jacket with woollen hipster trousers. I don't remember if they were striped, but I do remember the beautiful red suede ankle length shoes I had with them. I felt so fashionable!




This was all from me for this week's vintage. I try to find some Christmas vintage for next week!

19 comments:

  1. Maternity fashions were horrible! It took a little time to adjust but the newer fashion is better. Not only did they used to wear biigggg tops but many big bows around the neck too. What! Crazy to think of that now!

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  2. I avoided maternity wear as long as possible they were so ugly and now they are so cute!

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  3. Times have changed. Yes, we wore big, loose tops to cover our bulging baby stomach. That was a very stylish outfit you had. It would be fun if you still had the red shoes.

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  4. I like the drawings on the patterns - great graphics.

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  5. Oh what fun! This week I've been in my pattern box looking for the pinny pattern for a little girl- old pattern, old-fashioned look, but soooo cute! I'll post a photo of the finished pinny tomorrow when I've done!
    I'm so glad to see someone else who keeps things!

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  6. I love vintage patterns. My mom sewed clothing for other people when we were growing up and I spent a lot of time in the fabric department as a kid going through the pattern books with her. These bring back great memories.
    Jane

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  7. I borrowed a really big maternity top/blouse from a friend and I loved it-I felt like Lucille Ball!

    I think the change in styles started in the mid-80s because the difference in the clothes for my first two ('79 and '81) and the last ('87) was huge!

    Your 60s outfit was the height of fashion and with red suede boots! W0W!

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  8. My mother never sewed anything. I did sew stuff because I had home ec in school. I never saved my patterns and don't miss them. But I do wish I could find some really old patterns--older than me at least.

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  9. What great patterns! My grandmother must have had something similar to the pajama pattern, because I remember her making some for my sister and I for Christmas one year. (I never liked the elastic, but the flannel was sooooo soft!)

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  10. I love the lamb on the Stil pattern. Many of these styles bring back some fond memories.
    Happy VTT!

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  11. I think that last pattern looks like it would still be in fashion! It looks simple and very well tailored. I would wear it! And you're right. Maternity fashions were terrible. They've always been terrible!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  12. I am in the minority. I always liked the full top maternity clothes. They were always so comfortable..and I dislike the younger girls with the stretchy tops pulled up high and the too tight pants pulled down too low and unbuttoned,just to get them on, with bare tummy hanging out. Pregnant women are lovely..this look is not.
    Love those patterns..happy VTT

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  13. This really brings back some memories because my grandmother sewed all her clothes and I remember going to the fabric store with her and looking thru the giant books of patterns. I always loved doing that. I never was able to sew like her and really never wanted to but I loved looking thru those books of patterns so much

    happy vtt!

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  14. Love the Finnish pattern. You must have looked very stylish!
    Kathy

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  15. Hihi... I am so happy that I will never be pragnent again and have to use such uggly clothes. Have a nice weekend comming Ulla.

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  16. Wonderful patterns! I love old patterns and old sewing things. Happy VTT

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  17. Fun post. I remember wearing those big baggy maternity clothes. I don't know why we had to hide our tummy since it was obvious we were pregnant! Today's maternity styles are definitely an improvement.

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  18. LOL...today, they let it all hang out...tight clothes, no matter...funny how the styles have changed....I remember maternity tops that looked like tents! Happy VTT and have a great weekend.

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