Friday, June 13, 2008

One (wo)man's junk is another (wo)mans treasure

I seriously hit the Goodwill MOTHER LODE of sewing patterns! Yesterday, Ragan and I stopped in at the local Goodwill. I always check the area where they keep sewing notions and things...hoping to find a package or two of ric rac or something. But it was Ragan who spotted a HUGE bag of vintage sewing patterns! She saw a pattern for a dress that she thought was cute....(ever since the movie "Hairspray" came out, she has been smitten with the 1950's and 60's fashions!) She says, "MOM! can we get these????" "How much are they?", I ask..... $5.99. There were 57 vintage patterns in that taped up bag. FIF.TEY.SEVEN!!! Can you believe it??? For six bucks!!!! And here's the kicker...most of them had never been used! We also found many other treasures that I will save for a future post.:)

15 comments:

Erin said...

Yeah! I was there right after this amazing discovery and I couldn't believe how many patterns there were...Ragan just kept on handing them to me to see. Good Purchase for sure! :)

Primgal55 said...

So kewl! I remember my mom and I going to pick out patterns for whatever outfit I needed next!! How wonderful you get to share that with your daughter too. Can't wait to see what else you found and what you create with those patterns!

have a great weekend, hugs, Linda

Gettysburg Homestead said...

If you ever need more the thrift store I go to has a bunch too. Mens, ladies, kids, and crafts!!!!

erica e said...

that is cool. jackpot.

Jackie said...

Wow, you will be showing off the garments that get made won't you? I just finished your post about your son going on a mission trip, has he found out where yet? I think that is incredible. I'll definitely be popping in to see what your family is up to.

familywithfivekids said...

Great find! The pattern packaging is even fun - great styles!

This Country Girl said...

Wow! You DID get a good deal! I never do that well at Goodwill! I can't wait to see what else you found! Please show us a picture if you make something from a pattern too!
~ Tammy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I was at my Goodwill the other day and they don't have a sewing section and I was looking for patterns too, I bought one at Walmart though:)

Blessings Rondell

lera said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!

mbingham said...

Hey JoAnne this is your niece Melissa, I love your blog so i created one because I thought it would be good so that when I move across the country my family and friends can keep in touch and i can post pictures of my life away from home. I'm just new at it so I'll add more as I go! If you have any suggestions I'll be glad to have them! Talk to ya later!

Claudia said...

OMG, so nice. What are you going to try first?

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a great find! I always forget to check goodwill -- I need to get into that habit!

Julie said...

Looks like lots of fun--I can't follow a pattern very well, but how fun to look at all those vintage patterns. Make sure you show us what you decide to make. Julie

Primgal55 said...

Thanks for the email! When you get to making the dress, you'll have to take part in Leslies - Whatcha Working on Wednesday. I did - when you have a minute stop over and take a peak!

hugs, Linda

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What gorgeous patterns - love all the styles from that era - it will be great if any of your children have a 50's themed school dance! My daughter is a big Hairspray fan too.