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Unhealthy Obsession

I have never used a pattern before. I've yet to construct a dress. So why can't I stop browsing etsy for these fantastic vintage dress patterns? I click on one little link, and before I know it, I've got 20 tabs open and I've lost an hour of my life daydreaming about strolling through Casablanca in cap sleeves. This has got to stop.

It looks like a real vintage 1940s or 50s pattern in decent condition can cost anywhere between $7 (etsy and ebay) and $150 (boutique internet shops). I'm serious. $150 for a pattern, not a constructed dress or even the materials. Cray-zee. Most on etsy are from someone's (lovely!) grandmother's attic, and are around $25.

As a side note, vintage sizes run smaller, so your truly has to bite the bullet and shop plus size. Pattern sizes can be altered through geometric rips in the space-time continuum with something called a "french curve", but I didn't take physics in high school, so I'm going to hold off on that particularly tortuous experiment.

Just look at those sleeves!!


Japan-a-lana said...

Some pattern companies have re-released their vintage patterns (some are a little updated). These would be a great option for you!

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