Retro-involving, relating to or reminiscent of things past
Saturday I went searching on-line for retro patterns to frame and hang on the wall in my sewing room.
You might remember the curtain I was making for our sewing/office.
Once it was finished and hung, I started looking on-line for retro patterns to fill the empty space beside the window.
I found two ‘I Love Lucy’ style patterns that had just the right colours. I think they turned out pretty cute!
While scanning through all of the patterns I caught myself saying to no one in particular, “Oh my gosh, I remember that pattern.”
In fact the one above was one that my Mother’s friend had sewn for me to wear to an informal dance that I attended in High School.
Seeing the retro patterns got me to wondering if any of my you had bought any of same patterns that I had.
I thought it would be fun to show you a few and if you’ve had something made from one of them please tell me which one and where you remember wearing it. Or tell me what you remember about the fabric you used for the garment.
Did you make a prairie skirt back in the 70’s?
I sure did!
What about this ruffled blouse?
I made several versions of this blouse in the 80’s.
You can see I was going for the more simple style here, trading in the ruffles for much cleaner looking lines.
Now it’s your turn!
Do you see any of your old patterns here?