LOTS of vintage patterns!
Too many. How can this be, you ask? How could I possible have too much of a good thing?
I have bought vintage patterns over the years, in eras from the 1950's through the 1980's and usually women's clothing in average-woman sizes. A couple times I have received someone's mother's collection or something as a gift. I can use them, yes! And I soooo appreciate them. Some of them I have made into cute clothes! Sometimes I buy vintage patterns, too, since there are so many cute styles! But now I have too many. Yes, too many.
Our townhouse is about 900 square feet, and I don't really have a sewing room. The patterns live in the closet of the spare bedroom/my fiance's office, in boxes and organized by brand and era. Here's some of them:
Here's my question: I know I have more than I need. I don't want to sell each one individually, but I also don't want to just give them all to Goodwill where they may not be appreciated. I have some of the collectible/more designer Vogue ones for sale in my Etsy shop, but there are just too many to do this for individually!
What should I do??
I am thinking about trying to sell them as groups--rather than getting $4-8 for a vintage 70's Simplicity dress pattern, for example, I could sell a group of 5 Simplicity patterns from the same era and in the same size for $10, so about $2 each. Would any of you be interested in such a thing? I would pick the five, of course, but you could pick which set you wanted based on what was in it. They all sort of go together nicely as a theme... here are four randomly chosen ones that, if they're all the same size 12 or 16 or whatever, could be a nice little package!
Anyway, I'd love your thoughts on what you'd be most interested in. I would love to share the great vintage pattern goodness with you! Help me share the bounty and use my closet for other things!