Friday, March 21, 2014

Ugly Patterns!

I've always LOVED "ugly" stuff. Like, hideous, awful, terrible stuff. I think it's better to be this than just mediocre. So I've taken it upon myself to collect some UGLY sewing patterns. I have rule when getting these fugly beauties added to my collection: I will not spend more than $2.00 for an ugly pattern. Yea, I like 'em ugly, but I'm not crazy! So far, I got these:

1969

The actual outfit is alright, just that graphic print!

Next two are from 1978

I seriously never knew I needed adult Annie patterns until I saw them. Annie was my absolute fave when I was a kid so OF COURSE I needed these!!! Can't lie, I love the bottom one and don't think it's ugly at all. I will make and wear that one! The top one, though, is just wrong.

1983

It's sack-like horrible-ness struck me down! I had to click ADD TO CART.

1987
I just LOVE that pink version! But I wouldn't have been caught dead in a dress like this in 1987. I was all long black skirts, turquoise Chuck's, and Smiths t-shirts.

1991

I did have an outfit similar to the grey on ein the foreground in 1990. Except it was pukey yellowy green. I remember wearing it to our family vacation to Boston that year so I'm sure my dad has a bunch of pics....

And that is my small collection right now. I paid no more than two bucks for each of these, but I would love to add a horribly 1950s "Sack Dress" pattern to this collection. I know I won't find one of those for $2.00, lol.

Sack Dress

Here are some more ugly patterns from the internet that I sadly do not own...

You have probably already deduced that I don't like dresses that cover the figure. Most of these patterns are shapeless sacks.

4 comments:

  1. My goodness, you're right! Almost all of these are sacks...wow, those huge shoulder pads bring back some memories alright... Nightmares! *lol* Even when the "1980's does 1940's" thing was THE fashion in my formative teen years, I despised the shoulder pads (or were those actually football related shoulder gear and no-one told us??).
    Thanks for the memories, both good and bad... :)

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  2. I quite like the purple dress on the second Annie pattern.

    Hmm. I too lived through the 1980s. I think that sort of clothing had been blanked from my memory. Gathered-hem trousers can stay in the past!

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  3. My sister in law had a maternity dress in the 80s that I'm sure was that exact same one you've pictured last - all navy and white, as though making it a bit nautical made it better.

    Have to admit I am quite fond of the Nina Ricci kaftan though. you could do some good wafting around the house in that!
    x

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  4. I have some awful kaftan patterns from the 70s. What a time that was!

    I do plan on making some wide leg knit pants from a 70s pattern though. I hope they will have that classic Goucho look when I make them shorter. We will find out...

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