Sunday, January 1, 2012

Treasure box

A fabulous surprise arrived in the mail this week from my Aunt Dora, a fellow vintage sewing enthusiast. She's doing a bit of de-stashing, and I was the happy recipient!

Fabric, buttons, and patterns from the 50s - 70s plus a couple of modern ones.

Sewing books, and a pattern pamphlet from 1956.

What a bounty!  And all the patterns are my size!  But my favorite thing is the fabric -- it's a vintage piece, probably from the 50s.  The bird print is right up my alley.  It's 35 inches wide, and there a little more than two yards of it. There isn't enough for a dress, but it will make a fantastic skirt.

And here's a better look at the buttons, and that fabulous rick-rack.  I don't have very many vintage buttons, but I find them fascinating.  The button cards have a great vintage-y feel, and I'm sure help date the buttons too.

Happy New Year, everyone!   I didn't get my dress finished on New Year's Eve (I sew so much faster in my head ...) but hopefully today's the day.  


  1. Yowzers, what a loot Andrea! A truly beautiful loot and yes, the fabric is divine!

  2. Wow how generous of your aunt, a great box of treasures indeed. I particularly love the fabric, gorgeous, looking forward to seeing what you make with it :)

  3. That's a truly wonderful surprise and the fabric is indeed right up your alley! x

  4. Oh wow, what a lovely box of treats, you lucky thing!