Patterns from the Past

A few months ago I participated in the New to Me Pattern Contest at Pattern Review.  I was selected the Random Prize Winner and the Sponsor was Patterns From The Past.  I won a $50 gift certificate. I had visited their website a few times; last week I visited again and found several patterns for which I decided to acquire using the gift certificate.  I still have a small balance left and plan to visit again soon.

I thought I would share with you my purchases. The newest pattern from the past was a skirt from 2007.
It is not a pattern that I have been searching for; the style just appealed to me and decided to add to my cart.

Here is a pant pattern from the 70's and the flare style is make an appearance more and more.
I just purchased a Simplicity flare pant pattern with a jacket and skirt included.  It will be interesting to compare the two patterns.

Here is a knit pattern that appealed to me probably because of the pink/orange combination of one to the tops and I keep seeing those colors in lipsticks such as Zac Posen's new release for MAC Cosmetics.

From Nordstrom website

From MAC Cosmetics website

I also selected a skirt pattern based upon a few skirts I have saved to Pinterest

And the last one to show you is a 1967 Stretch and Sew Pattern.  The pattern envelope leaves a lot to be desired.  I began sewing around this time and I know that my grandmother nor I ever used of S&S patterns.  I actually bought my first one in the '90's while living in Florida.  This particular pattern has three neckline variations; I saw them on the website but nothing reflects this on the envelope; only on the enclosed instructions.  Pattern is intact, no tracing marks or anything.  It sold for $1.00 in 1967.


  1. How much fun is that! Enjoy.

    p.s. I keep thinking I will make a pair of boyfriend jeans - now, that dates back to the 80's!

    1. My mother and grandmother always said if you hold onto some clothes long enough the style will come back around!!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Love your new Style Arc tops I saw this AM on PR.

  3. What a great score. Some nice patterns you got there. I made the last Simplicity skirt pattern a lot of times... the one with the buttons on the side.

    1. Thank you! I liked the skirt with buttons on the side, somewhat of a different look in skirts for me.


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