Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dress Pattern ART

I LOVE vintage dress patterns for all of their uses. Okay, maybe NOT for making dresses.

I don't have the figure for vintage styles or their sizing. But otherwise like a Native American with a buffalo, I find a use for every part.




The models are all so charming and have perfect flowing lines.




They don't have cluttery backgrounds so are easy to cut out and alter.








And their clothing matches other vintage items from their era (like this blue number on a matching blue bridge tally card!)




While I used the heads on ATCs (for sale in my etsy shop shortly), the legs did not get thrown out with the scraps. This pair found use on a greeting card. The pattern tissue? I use it for gift wrap and for packing my sold etsy items.

Reduce, reuse, upcycle!

8 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oooo wonderful use of these classic girls/ladies Nathalie!!! Great cards, and I bet you're using the original girls too, no copies?

I Love pattern tissue for collage and wrap too, it's just perfect in so many ways!

Happy St Paddy's Day to ya Lassie!
oxo

Sarah said...

Hate to say it but I recognize these patterns...made the dresses, too! I still have some of them but did get rid of a ton of them on freecycle.
I like to use the tissue for backgrounds.

Anna said...

very cool! u rock Miss Nathalie!!

Linda said...

You DO rock!!!!!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

these are adorable, and I have always fancied pattern art of the 60's too!

Marlynn said...

THESE are so great, sweet Nath! WOW, I love your ATC and your cards. You are the best, kiddo, and yes, you Rock.

Jeanie said...

OK -- I think I lost my comment -- I basically said, Love these, have patterns I've not used and love the graphics -- must get at it!

margaret said...

I really need to KEEP UP, how did I miss these beauties!! love them all, you really do have an eye for style!! Mx