Fashions Of The Past, Part 1

Nessa
Submitted by Nessa February 25th, 2011
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I have over 1000 vintage patterns, which I buy and sell and trade with my friends like baseball cards.   I’ve got some … interesting fashion choices in my collection, here are just some I’ve recently photographed in no particular order.

Ahh.. the hostess pajama jumpsuit… just the thing for sweating the night away in modern style at your next cocktail party.  I will note that it’s super easy to sew but I wouldn’t want to have to use the bathroom while wearing it.

While we’re on the subject of jumpsuits.. why not dress your kid like a gas station attendant?  Again, it looks cute, but anything that makes it more difficult for your small child to go to the potty is probably a bad idea.

And if we’re talking about kids’ clothes, how about these little ladykillers?   Bet they were the suavest kids in 4th Grade.

This one is just strange to me.. combination jumpsuit and vest.. with the weird crop-pants.. are we going for the hippie look or what?

That’s all for now, I have plenty more, haha.

6 Responses to “Fashions Of The Past, Part 1”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I absolutely love patterns. Not that I have the slightest idea how to sew but I go completely nuts for the tissue type paper that they’re printed on.

    I remember when I took sewing class in eighth grade. I was very traumatized because not only was I not a good sewer but I never could fold the patterns back up into the envelopes and I hated a messy envelope.

    I never wore the little hostess pajama outfits in the first pattern but it looks to be my birthday, Nov. 10, stamped on the package so perhaps it’s kismet and I should give it a try. Though I’m missing 1970 by a couple decades.

    Yes, totally looks like a gas station attendant uniform in the second pattern. Also what really cheap men’s polyester pantsuits looked like for a couple years there.

    Definitely love the Brady Bunch little men’s ensembles in the third pattern.

    Shoot me before I ever dress like the girls in the last pattern though a valiant attempt at the hippie outfit down front, yet totally missing the mark. Then there’s that gypsy looking red thing that only pulls off gypsy in the headscarf. And then that poor little girl in tourquoise who has the plainest outfit in town.

    Here’s some nice hats to compliment the outfits: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/08/07/60s-hat-or-swim-cap-patterns/

    Would love to see more of your pattern collection.

  2. MyFunCloset

    MyFunCloset

    I just love vintage 70’s patterns. I started collecting men, women, children, pet & home decor dating from the 40’s to the 80s I don’t sew but appreciate the fashion illustrations. I will share more of these fashion flashbacks soon.