Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ninety Nine Cents



Can you believe the price of patterns?  Honestly, they are the cost of what a tank of gas used to cost!  Most of my fabric comes from an online source and most of my patterns are either digital or self made off of an old piece.  In other words, we have the worst fabric stores here.  Thank heavens for the Internet.  Never the less, I ran out of batting and interfacing and Jo Ann's is the closest place that resembles a fabric store here.  Not a big fan...while I was waiting in line to get my notions cut at the ONE cutting counter...I perused the pattern books.


Look what I found at the sale price of $.99.  Did you know Simplicity had an entire line of Vintage patterns?  I could have stopped dead in my tracks and bought them all, but I settled on two that I knew I would make.   I think Miss E would be proud.  


These are so stinkin' cute I see gifts in the future. A garland of mini aprons.  Tree ornaments?  Ha! All made with vintage fabric, I can't wait to tackle.  Remember when you used to cover your dawn dish soap in these?  The possibilities are endless.  Paper, felt, or fabric. Add a couple vintage trims and buttons.
Not bad for $.99 a piece.


13 comments:

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Oh my, I did not know about those patterns. I must have that little poodle one. Field trip to the fabric store tomorrow for sure :->

Cindy said...

Ooohh I wonder if that price is the same at Wally World. I will be checking tomorrow.Thanks for the heads up.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Nan said...

I have a vintage pattern I will soon make which I bought last year from Simplicity. I haven't been to look at patterns in a real shop in over a year now. Your little felt animals are so cute. You know they are not that easy to make as I just finished up one and will post about that early tomorrow.

Sandy said...

Oh Renee....I love the vintage aprons!!!!! I saw these made up and wondered where they had gotten the pattern.....So cute!

Miss Holly said...

Well, I guess I will have to add a few patterns to my pile ! Thank you for sharing the info! I love the little pink fellow....

Jane said...

Oh, those are both so very cute, but I just LOVE the one with the aprons!!! Must get it! Thanks so much for spreading the word!
Jane-Jacksonville

GardenofDaisies said...

I did not know they had vintage patterns. I haven't even looked in a while. It seems the only thing I sew anymore is 1/4 inch quilt seams. I really like that cute little animal one!

Kim K. said...

The apron garland makes me want to learn to sew. Darling!! I'm sending this post off to my mother...hint hint! What a lovely find!

shez said...

good shopping Renee i love both patterns

birdie blue said...

drop dead darling, renee. love the bunting of miniature aprons.
be still my heart.

xo
~molly

Angela said...

Oh that little pink poodle is a-dor-a-ble!! Wish I was a crafty sewing gal but I'm NOT! I'll look forward to seeing a post on some of the goodies you make from these patterns. ;)

donna said...

The patterns you picked are so cute. Thank you for the information about Simplicty having vintage patterns. Now I can not wait to check it out.
Hugs
donna

Sister Sue said...

Well I not only remember the apron wearing dish soap......my dish soap bottle hasn't been gone without one in years. Once I started dressing my bottle I had to move it out from under the sink to the counter. I just love seeing the cuteness of those little aprons even when I'm not doing the dishes.....then again I do have a slight vintage apron addiction. I just recently discovered your blog and love it so. Thanks!