I had my eyes peeled for months for four vintage/retro patterns on my wish list. I use these terms loosely because I learnt during endless searches that ‘vintage’ and ‘retro’ have no fixed definition and sellers make their own rules up! Personally, I’d define pre 1920s as antique, 1920-1969 vintage and anything from the 70s as retro. The fashions of the 80s and 90s are best forgotten!
I managed to track down Simplicity 4676 on eCrater and Simplicity 7045 from 1967 on Canadian Ebay. Shortly after these two were delivered, The Monthly Stitch voting for the September theme was decided as ‘Vintage Patterns’. Good timing or what?!
I was super keen and made my vintage garment before September even started… but then work got busy for me and my trusty photographer. We still haven’t taken the photographs and no photographs means no blog post! I hope that by posting this primer it’ll jolt us into action and I’ll be able to post during the final third of challenge month.
Are you taking part in The Monthly Stitch Vintage Patterns for September? And how to you define vintage and retro eras?