Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I've Been Gifted

Thank you Closet Queen! I helped her reduce her clutter and I welcome it!

I met Deidre Spaan, professional organizer at a Cherry Pie event last week. She saw my outfit and we got started talking. She told me it reminded her of the styles she wore int he 60s and does she have some patterns I might be interested in!

I told her I appreciate the vintage patterns because back then, they produced a style for simple style, not to cut corners in cost and to gouge potential buyers.

Dart placements are in unusual places, waistlines are in different places, shoe and hair styles are fascinating to watch from year to year and the most interesting thing was the measurements for a size 14, in the 60s, were:

Bust=34" Waist=26" Hip=36"

Thank you Deidre Spaan for sharing your stories, your memories and your mum and your patterns with me. They are in good hands.


Nichola said...

Ooh you lucky lucky girl!

Robin said...

What a fantastic, generous gift! You'll get hours of joy out of those two pink boxes!

Colleen said...

Fantastic! Man I love those pleated skirts. Enjoy. I can't wait to see what you do with some of these.

sulu-design said...

What fortune! I'm looking forward to see what you do with them.