Anyway, back to the thrift shops -- there are really only two close around that sell patterns and there's never any rhyme or reason as to what you will find. I'll be glad when nicer weather hits and the estate and yard sales are abundant!
So I found some cute patterns -- not any older than the 70s but that's okay. I thought I'd share a few of the kid's patterns that I found -- I have put them through their scanning / editing process and they are ready to list!
Do you remember MC Hammer?
All the cool kids wore Hammer pants and danced to You Can't Touch This.
This pattern is from 1991 but is reminiscent of Hammer pants (or harem pants). My son was the one who liked MC Hammer, or at least that one song, and he even had a pair of Hammer pants! Can't say I was thrilled with the notion, but you've gotta pick your battles with a ten year old!
Now this was more my daughter's speed -- lots of ruffles! No more though.... it's jeans and tee shirts now! She might own one dress, but I'm not even sure of that!
Noli would like it for sure, especially now that she's nine! (which I cannot believe, but that's how many candles were on her cake this past Saturday...)
This Gunne Sax dress is cute in a Little House on the Prairie way. Reminds me of the dresses Nellie Oleson wore -- the little bratty girl who was always getting Laura into trouble. I guess you can tell this is an 80s pattern by looking at the big curly hair on that cute model!
This is a sweet dress for a junior bridesmaid or flower girl, or for a special "dress up" party. So adorable. Noli was a junior bridesmaid recently for her uncle's wedding (her dad's brother) but her dress was much more grown up looking than this pattern. (Probably a version of the bridesmaid's dresses) I wish I had a picture to share but I only saw the dress, not Noli in it!!
I found a lot more patterns but they were adult sizes.... maybe I'll share some of them another day but I'm just working on the kids right now :)