Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pattern Palooza Part 2

Even more lovely patterns that need new homes!

1. Butterick 6041 Size 16 Bust 34 $8 plus shipping


 Who doesn't love a smart bolero? This pattern offers two collar options, three sleeve options and your choice of pockets or not.

2. Advance 5859 Size Medium Bust 31-33 $8 plus shipping


 This pattern is for the gal who loves outdoor adventures! Make this pattern up in wool, corduroy or even denim for all of your outdoor activities and camping this summer. Note: This is an unprinted pattern.

3. Simplicity 3468 Size 16 Bust 34 $10 plus shipping


This smart 1940s dress pattern is perfect for that girl who wants to look elegant even at home. The classic lines will make you look chic in both the more casual version or the one with the fabulous ruffles.

4. Simplicity 3938 Size 12 Bust 30 $10 plus shipping


 Yet another really fabulous early 40s pattern! This one features a dropped waist and really cute bow details! Note: This is an unprinted pattern.

5. Simplicity 4321 Size 14 Bust 32 $10 plus shipping


 Right now is the perfect time to sew up your very own playsuit! This one can be made up as a crop top with shorts or skirt OR a very cute day dress! Note: this is an unprinted pattern.

6. Simplicity 3144 Size 15 Bust 33 $10 plus shipping


 This blouse and skirt pattern can be made up as chic separates or in matching fabric to give the look of a dress. The sleeveless version is perfect for summer while the 3/4 length sleeves are perfect for spring and fall.

7. Simplicity 3997 Size 12 Bust 30 $10 plus shipping


This early 40s dress features great gathered details. Make it up in rayon with short sleeves for summer or a light weight wool with long sleeves for winter. Note: this is an unprinted pattern.

8. Simplicity 3977 Size 14 Bust 32 $10 plus shipping


 This pattern is the perfect blank canvas dress. Show off a great novelty print. Make it up in a solid to show of a really fun trim. The neckline is perfect for showing off a great necklace or novelty brooch.

9. Ann Adams 4814 Size 14 Bust 32 $10 plus shipping


 This Anne Adams patter is a really cute dirndl style dress. It also really reminds me of Renaissance costumes. Either way you choose to style it, you'll be cute!

10. Simplicity 1936 Size 18 Bust 36 $12 plus shipping


 What a cute 1930s pattern! It has really cute fluttery sleeves and is perfect for some really special buttons. Note: This is an unprinted pattern. This pattern is also missing several pieces from the shorts pattern: L shorts underlap, M shorts overlap, P front shorts belt, R back shorts belt. All of the pieces for the blouse and skirt are included. This is reflected in the price.

To purchase, please email me at girlwiththestarspangledheart[dot]gmail[dot]com. I still have several other patterns for sale. Thanks!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Pattern Palooza

I adore vintage sewing patterns! Aren't they just so cute! Too bad I really only enjoy sewing them up once or twice before moving on to other patterns. Since I have too many, I'm going to be selling some this week. Click the link to see some of these patterns made up. Enjoy!


1. Simplicity 1659 Waist 24 Hips 33 $5 plus shipping


 A basic 1940s bias cut skirt with great drape and and option for cute pockets or a shaped waistband.

2. Simplicity 3895 Size 16 Bust 34 $10 plus shipping


 A super cute early 40s dress with cool pockets. Jazz this dress up with embroidery or topstitching.

3. Simplicity 3517 Size 16 Bust 34 $10 plus shipping ***sold


 A great early 40s shirtwaist dress. It sews up smartly in both solids and prints. Note: this is an unprinted pattern.

4. McCall 9242 Size 14 Bust 32 $25 + shipping


 This smart, sporty 1930s pattern is in amazing condition! It definitely hasn't been sitting in an attic or basement somewhere. I particularly love the fluttery sleeves of view A.

5. Simplicity 4366 Size 14 Bust 32 $10 plus shipping


This pattern includes the jacket and pleated skirt patterns. It just screams 1940s college gal to me.

6. Simplicity 4413 Size 16 Bust 34 $10 + shipping ***sold


 This smart dress gives the look of a suit without the hassle of all of that tailoring! It would be equally yummy in wool for fall or linen for summer.

7. Simplicity 1983 Size 15 Bust 33 $20 plus shipping


 This pattern circa 1947 is perfect for all of your special occasion needs! I particularly like view 1 with the bustle which is inspired by late 19th century styles. I even used this pattern to make up a wedding dress!

8. Simplicity 2502 Size 16 Bust 34 $10 plus shipping


 This post-war 1940s patterns is a perfect sun dress pattern! View 1 is perfect for prints while view 2 has fun hip accents.

9. Simplicity 1541 Size 14 Bust 32 $10 plus shipping


 Party dress anyone? This pattern features a fabulously full skirt and the option for a wrap or boatneck top.

10. Advance 8511 Size 12 Bust 30 $5 plus shipping


I don't know about you, but I love sleeveless tops for summer! Beat the heat with this 1950s blouse pattern or stick with a more classic look with short sleeves.

If you are interested in a pattern or two, email me at girlwiththestarspangledheart[at]gmail[dot]com. If you have been eyeing any of the hats from last week, let me know because I will be listing them for sale elsewhere soon! Thanks!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Konmari Round 2: CDs and DVDs


I'm digging right into Konmari round 2 with my CDs and DVDs. This category is a hard one for us because we love movies! See how many we parted with in the second round of culling.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hats and Happenings Part 2

I promised you more hats didn't I?

1. 1950s brown and goldenrod topper $20



This darling wool hat features a yellow jersey fabric detail that is held in place by beaded straps. It's perfect to pair with a brown suit or to match with brown gloves and shoes.



 2. 1950s Green hat with tricolored ribbons $20


This green hat features three different colors of ribbon which makes it a chinch to pair it with several colors of accessories. It features cute rhinestone details in the front and a bow on the back. This hat is cute from any angle.




3. 1950s Beaded Tan Hat $25


The beading on this hat is so fun! Just look at the star beads, the star bursts made from beads and rhinestones and the double brim accented with beaded swirls! It reminds me of fire works and the upcoming Forth of July holiday without being too festive to wear the rest of the year.


4. 1950s Real Mink Hat $15


This lush hat is the perfect luxury piece for the gal who loves vintage furs! The fur is very soft and the lining material is yummy as well. Plus I know from personal experience that it will keep your head quite warm in the winter.


5. 1950s Pink Floral Hat $25


This hat features some amazing vintage flowers in soft shades of pink. Each flower features regular fabric as well as velvet petals and pearl stamen. They sit quite flat on the head and are perfect for the gal who loves flowers but might feel overwhelmed by the larger floral hats.



6. 1950s Simple Pink Hat $15 ***reserved


This hat is the softest blush pink. It features three rows of piping but is otherwise a simple and lovely hat. Simple hats like this are great for newbie hat wearers as it's low profile and won't make too much of a statement.



7. 1950s Fur and Velvet Hat-band $15


This lovely topper is the vintage equivalent of a fancy headband. It features a black velvet base with fur trim and a cute rhinestone accent. This dainty hat is just perfect for fancy winter events.




8. 1950s Rose Garden hat $25


This hat is not for the headwear faint of heart! It features gorgeous ivory 3D roses and leaves. I just love florals with leaves because it makes them so much more realistic! This hat also comes with it's original matching hat pin pictured below.




 9. 1950s White Veiled Rose hat $25


This floral topper features large white roses and green leaves. It has a white veil in mint condition. This would be the perfect alternative to a veil for a gal planning a vintage wedding!



10. 1950s Blue Velvet Turban $20


 This hat is a gorgeous shade of blue velvet! Yummy! It features a great knot detail which is technically the front but I've also worn this side as the back (You can see I've left the pearl hat pin on this side from the last time I wore it). It's been a bit crushed at some point in it's life but it sits so nicely on the head that you can't tell when it's worn.




11. 1950s Pink Beaded Cocktail hat $20


This beaded cocktail hat is so fun and bubble gum pink to boot! It features a great beaded detail with a few rhinestones thrown in for good measure. This hat can also be worn frontwards and backwards. One side is missing some rhinestones and a pearl (although I found the pearl after I took the photos and will attach it before sending this hat out.) See the comparison photos below to see the missing bits. This condition is reflected in the price.






Prices do not include shipping from the US. Email me at girlwiththestarspangledheart[at]gmail[dot]com if you've found something you can't live without. Give my hats a happy home!