Vintage goodies

Looky at what I got.

Some great vintage undie garment patterns, a skirt pattern, teeny wooden spools of thread, lace elastic, needle threader, folding scissors and  matchbook sewing boxes filled with needles or button, etc.   I am particularly excited about the under garment patterns.  I have been very keen on the idea of making my own underwear out of old t shirts.  That must be a really odd thing to read if you are not familiar with the DIYundiesphenomenon. All of the patterns are from 1970!  How cool is that? My husband, by the way, thinks this whole underwear business is hi-larious.

Anyway, everything is from my mother-in-law, aka Gramma Cindy. I’m puttin this post in the “thrifted” category because Gramma Cindy’s house is just like a thrift store ~ except that I didn’t have to pay for any of this awesome stuff.  Thanks Gramma C!

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8 Responses to Vintage goodies

  1. Flassie says:

    I am going to make some too out
    of some soft sheets my dd was
    going to throw away. I am going
    to just draw a pattern from the
    undies I have.

    Thriftier than Thrifted are Gifts
    from a loving Grandmother!

    Sweet of your Gramma Cindy!

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Lucky! I really need to learn how to sew my own clothes, also find a cheap sewing machine (preferably thrifted! lol). I love vintage clothing and I feel like I’m missing out with all the patterns that are out of my reach because of my lack of skill.

  3. Lucky you with all those vintage goodies 🙂

  4. bitterbetty says:

    so diggin’ those little boxes that look like books!

    And the stylish unmetionables! awesome!

  5. Grandma Cindy says:

    You are so welcome Regina. I’m just glad to have it all go to a loving home and put to good use. Love you all.

  6. Green Mamma says:

    This post makes me ache for a good visit to the goodwill and our closet thrift shop. Glad you’re up to more fun with the vintage sewing goods. can’t wait to see the beauty and creativity that you’ll come up with!

  7. Isabelle says:

    I remember knickers with a casing and elastic – one had to make sure one always had a safety pin – if you see what I mean!!!!

    My Gran used to make ‘French Knickers’ and ‘Cami Knickers’ for the ladies of the family. I remember overhearing a conversation between my Aunty Margaret and my Gran when I was quite small – it was many years later that I understood the significance.

    Aunty Margaret to Gran ‘If our Alice wants to wear French knickers she should learn to sit like a lady!’

  8. kittee says:

    i came close to dying when i saw this post. i love this stuff, my oh my. i just bought myself a serger, and want to get in on this action, as soon as we get settled in portland. we’re moving this month!

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