Tuesday, October 30, 2012

THIS is why I LOVE Op-shopping...

I totally did not plan on posting today but after finding these goodies at a local Salvo's store just had to shareAll up I paid about a $1.00 (AU) a piece for these beauties:
Loving these little girl dresses- thinking I may have to try and make the one on the left up for Little Miss.
Have never seen this brand of patterns before but after a quick web search they appear to be Australian and 1950's era. Very cute but not sure if I could get a 6 yr old to wear - that is IF they would fit a modern 6 yr old today!
Love this insert artwork from the Fashion Cut Patterns above. Advertising direct to your target market complete with groovy font and 1 colour printing !
How "Mad Men" are these dresses? Just wondering how feasible grading up 10 or so inches would be, hmmmm...
Look at these bloomers - how sweet!!!
And finally if the "Little house on the prairie" look comes back in I have my daughter wardrobe TOTALLY sorted lol ;D


3 comments:

Kelly Wayne said...

Oh I love seeing all the gorgeous patterns in op shops these days - they are so yesteryear! I'm not a sewer unfortunately, but I am a huge op shopper! I'll be sure to be able to have a more discerning look at them now, after reading your post!! Kelly x www.yougotthatatanopshop.com

KateS said...

Wow Thanks for stopping by Kelly I love your blog - you've given a lot of new places to check out when time allows! I like to collect older patterns for their artwork as well as the (probably misguided) hope that one day I might actually make something from one of them! And as to not being a sewer well never say never... ;D

Danny Obrien said...

I love the old frocks ,i wouldn't change them ,Strawberry Shortcake the bottom one looks like