Thursday, October 2

1964



Another find from the closet cleaning: the pattern for my wedding dress, which I made in the Spring of 1964. You can see me in the dress here. I am thinking about getting rid of this. No one in my family would be interested in keeping it. Maybe I should ask them first, huh? Is there a market for patterns on Eb*y?


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Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.

Cyril Connolly, critic and editor (1903-1974)

20 comments:

sage said...

You did a nice job with your dress. Do you still sew?

Star said...

Simplicity. I remember that well. And Butterick too. DO you remember finding the pattern in the book, and them going through the drawers to find it?

Kay Dennison said...

I had that dress, too! My mother made it for me for my high school graduation in white pique. Simplicity was her favorite pattern maker. I remember using them when I sewed for my daughter, too, when she was small.

You were a beautiful bride, Judy! You still are.

kenju said...

Sage: I haven't made anything in years, but I still have the sewing machine I made it on.

Star: Oh, yes, I do remember. I spent hours doing that!

Kay: Do you still have your dress? I do, but I haven't been able to wear it for years....LOL

Tabor said...

What fun! I found a bunch of old patterns when I started to set up my crafts recently.

Granny Annie said...

Yes Judy there is a market for patterns on eBay. No telling what you could get for a 1964 dress pattern.

Bear Naked said...

I have many, many older patterns.

In fact I have a snowsuit pattern that my mother-in-law gave me that she used to sew a snowsuit for my husband when he was 3 years old.
Now that is OLD!!
I love the fact that your pattern cost you 65 cents.

Bear((( )))

Nancy said...

Judy,

I think I made that same dress,too. I used to make a lot of dresses in those days because the style was so simple. No waistline to fit ,for example.

After sewing my clothes for a few years I stopped because I realized that every time I wore something I had sewn myself someone would say,"That is so nice. Did you make it yourself?" I finally caught on that when I wore something I had bought at Macy's nobody ever asked me if I had made it myself.

Then I realized that it must be because my zipper wasn't 100% straight or the sleeve was a little crooked. I had to give it up because I just wasn't a great sewer.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I would love to learn to sew like that. I'm really half tempted to buy a sewing machine and try my hand at it. My bio mom sews a lot (so maybe the gene was passed on!) :-)

tiff said...

You could sell it on ebay, I have no doubt.

So, why'd you make your dress instead of calling in those modeling markers?

JeanMac said...

Lovely - keep it. Someone will treasure it someday.

G in Berlin said...

Oh, if my mom had sewed her wedding dress I would love the pattern!
I think there is a market on e-bay as well, though.

Mar said...

I also think it is lovely. Keep it. It fits in every little drawer...
:)

Ginnie said...

Wow, did that dress pattern bring back memories. I had a Brother's electric sewing machine which I bought with my own earnings and I loved making my own dresses. That is exactly the type that I would have chosen.

Beverly said...

Wonderful, Judy. I used to sew and sew and sew. The last dress I made looked so bad on my (not the dress's fault, LOL) I put it away and never made another dress for myself.

I sewed some for Sarah and made matching outfits for her and David, and now I look back and wonder where I ever found the time.

I remember putting the finishing touches on a Halloween costume as Sarah was walking out the door.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Judy, I think there is a market for everything on Ebay...! But that is such a precious thing to have...I would keep it! It doesn't take up a lot of room!
I love that you made your wedding dress, my dear...!
All these patterns from long ago are really FABULOUS! Oh please keep it!

rosemary said...

KEEP THE PATTERN....ask first. The fact that it was 65 cents alone makes it valuable.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I'll bet that there is a market for patterns on EB*y, as long as you got lots of them and it doesn't cost more to ship them than you'll sell them for.

Wendy said...

What a pretty dress - and a beautiful bride.
1964 - that brings back memories of the Beatles for me.

There probably is a market for old patterns on ebay. Where else would one go to find one?

PI said...

That is real elegance and dateless. You could make another and find it a joy to wear. Jackie and Audrey would wear it I'm sure - if they were still with us.