Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Op Shopping Finds

 Recently, I had a whole bunch of op shopping luck on the same day.


 I found three vintage patterns. I often find '70s patterns while op shopping, but rarely find earlier ones than that.


I found them together. Maybe they belonged to the same person?


I think they cost me about $2 all together. 



Excuse the plastic wrap and tape on my hat block. It's to protect the wood.
 I also found this vintage hat. I'm not sure which era it's from but the materials and the way it's made make me think it's relatively old.



I had to get this 1960s coat even though we're going into summer. It has a little bow/knot thing above the top button. I took in the side seams and the shoulders a bit. The whole coat is interfaced in this weird paper-y type stuff that I have found in some of my other '60s clothes. It has a really nice lining, though.


And here's a crappy picture of me looking grumpy while wearing the coat and the hat.

38 comments:

  1. Great finds. I bet you can make some treasures out of those patterns. You really suit the hat and coat. You look like you should be waiting at a 1940's train station. I also love your background with the heaving bookcase. I love the way you've got them all messy and random. It looks so much better than a tidy colour co-ordinated one!

    Btw, thank you for your comment on my last post. It means a lot to know that other bloggers feel the same way as me at times and for the record, I love your blog nd I love seeing what you're wearing! xxx

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    1. Thanks. I should've posed with my old suitcases, then I'd look even more like I was waiting for a train. Ha, thanks. The books aren't like that for any aesthetic reason but for a 'got a lot of books' reason.

      I really liked your post. It's good to see people talking about struggling with their blog and posting.

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  2. What fantastic finds, the covers of those patterns are a work of art in themselves and the coat and hat look wonderful on you. xxx

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    1. I know. Sometimes I think I should frame some of them and put them on the wall, especially the ones I have that are missing pieces. Thanks!

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  3. You found some really gorgeous things, love that hat, it's wonderful!! And the patterns will make some really gorgeous dresses, love that! You look gorgeous in that coat, the colour suits you very much :) xx

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully, I can't wait to make the first pattern. I don't usually wear that shade of green but I do quite like it.

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  4. Those patterns are great - love the first one in particular.

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    1. Yeah, the first one's my favourite and the most practical one.

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  5. Wow! What a great haul! I wish we had better shops by me- its all john deere t-shirts and 80's records!

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    1. Thanks. Ours can be quite hit and miss. Oh dear. I suppose someone must be into john deere t shirts and '80s records.

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  6. Those dress patterns are so you! I really love the first one with the wee collar. The coat looks gorgeous on you. I love the style. Reminds me of the coats my Mum had as a teenager. Xx

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    1. Yeah, the first one is my favourite too. Thanks! Your Mum sounds stylish.

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  7. great patterns, I often find children's ones but not often great vintage dresses like these. Love the green coat, one can never have too many coats I think

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    1. Yes, kids ones seem to be easier to find than adult ones. I definitely agree, you can never have too many coats.

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  8. Lucky you!It's so difficult for me to find vintage patterns, they are amazing, how I'd love to make one of those egg-skirt dress (the second one, I can't find better words to describe it)!The coat and the hat looks great and they really suit you well, the shape of the coat is simple, yet very elegant.

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    1. I don't often find them either. We call them tulip skirts here but egg skirt works too. Thanks.

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  9. I love the collar on the first pattern. I can so see you rocking it.

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  10. OMG those patterns! The second one is the stuff dreams are made of :) And you sure look good in that coat!

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    1. Yeah, the second one is great but if I made it I'd have nowhere to wear. Thanks.

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  11. Beautiful patterns, and that hat is fabulous. Do you think it's 1940-50s? You look great in the coat. A good day at the op shops! xxx

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    1. I'm not sure. I'm not very good at dating hats but I'd think it would be 60s at the latest. It was definitely a good day.

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  12. That first pattern is gorgeous!

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  13. Aw wow, what a stash. Love your grumpy pic lol. x

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    1. Ha, grumpy is pretty much my default expression.

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  14. Great finds! I especially love the first pattern, those buttons on the collars are adorable. :-)

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, the buttons are so cute and I love her handbag and sunglasses on the pattern envelope too.

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  15. Such lovely patterns! And your hat is to die for - how lucky you are!

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    1. Thanks. I couldn't believe my luck when I saw the hat. It was in a display so I wasn't sure it was for sale, but luckily it was.

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  16. What gorgeous patterns to stumble across - some oppie trips really do come up with the goods! And that hat is amazing!! Great op shop work! Kelly :) www.yougotthatatanopshop.com

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    1. Yeah, that's what I love about op shopping. It's never predictable.

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  17. can't decide what I like best!! I love the patterns, lets see what you do with them!! the coat is really nice and so's the hat

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    1. Yeah, I'm itching to make the first pattern but I'll have to wait until I've finished the other things I've started.

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  18. Hurrah for the patterns, the third one is my favourite by far. I hope we get to see you make that one:D I love the hat and the jacket is great - such a beautiful colour on you:)

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  19. Oh those patterns are just lovely! Lucky you for finding them! I only ever see horrid eighties ones if I see any at all. Love the coat too xxx

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  20. omg, those patterns are amazing ... and the hat totally hits the nail. propably 40s? could you show more pictures of it?

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  21. Wow! I absolutely love the patterns, especially the one with the bow at the hem! Can I please have them?!!? :)

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