Phyllis recently received a treasure-trove of vintage patterns that belonged to her grandmother and mother (many of which she is currently selling through her Etsy Shop). Imagine my delight when she hand-picked two beauties just for me!
Phyllis knows that I love an interesting sleeve and often buy patterns for that reason alone. This first one (from 1970) is gorgeous (and unusual!) but very, very easy to duplicate. It’s simply a full sleeve with half stitched to the cuff and the rest left free. I may use this on my Milly blouse.
This Spadea stunner is still as stylish today as when it was released in 1973. I’ll probably make this up as is but a bit shorter. Notice that the sleeve and yoke are one piece! I scanned the line drawing of the sleeve pattern to better illustrate this. This is a perfect example of the types of details you can find in vintage patterns that are so rare today.
If you enjoy vintage patterns as much as I do, be sure to go and check out Phyllis’ Etsy shop. If you see something you like I would move quickly as I’ve already missed out on two that I had my eye on. Thank you again, Phyllis!