I recently went on a bit of a vintage pattern shopping spree. Some of these I bought for a specific project but some were just good deals.
A cute 40s dress complete with original embroidery transfer.
A cute scalloped 50s dress with fabric swatch pinned to it.
I also got this scalloped dress pattern with fabric swatch from the same seller as the one above. Both have handwritten notes on the envelope and I think they may have been from the same sewer's collection.
Super cute late 40s dress with detachable collar. I planned on using this dress for my white rayon until I found this pattern:
Super awesome early 40s shirtwaist dress!
One of my friends asked me if I would be interested in some of his mother's old hats and I said yes, of course!
A cute navy hat with 3 rhinestones.
A pink hat that looks like it may have had some veiling at some point in time. I'm thinking that I'd like to replace it.
And a very pretty white floral hat.
And right after I came home from Costume College, there were two surprises waiting for me!
Last summer when I went to visit my grandparents, one of my dad's cousins offered to give me her serger that she never used any more. Well, her house wasn't exactly on the way home and there was no room in our car to take it back home anyways so I figured it'd be a while before I ever saw the serger but my dad was nice enough to pick it up and drop it off for me when he went to see my grandparents while I was at CoCo. My dad's cousin also gave me a hemmer machine. Both the hemmer and serger will be visiting a sewing machine repair shop in the near future (hopefully) for a tune up before I use them but I'm super excited!