Monday, September 5, 2011

Selling Sewing Stuff.*

*Aliteration is awesome, right?

Anyway, we're trying to purge over here. It's an ongoing project. I have posted a few things on eBay, and I'm working on setting up an Etsy shop to sell off some of my fabric stash.

It's a lot of work taking photos and posting descriptions of everything - how do you Etsy sellers manage it?

The biggest thing I've posted today is a bona-fide vintage copy of the world-famous "Walkaway Dress," Butterick 6015, in a 36 Bust, in its FACTORY FOLDS. This is quite the collector's item. I have no intention of ever actually sewing this dress (which is good news for the future buyer of this pattern, because, did I mention, the tissue is still in its factory folds?). But it's super cool.




This is supposedly one of the best-selling patterns of all time! According to the Vintage Pattern Wiki:
During the 1950's, Butterick experienced a phenomenon it had not known since the 'Garibaldi Suit' of the late 1860's. It was pattern 6015, and it was dubbed the 'walk-away' dress, because it was so easy you could "Start it after breakfast... walk-away in it for luncheon!".

It's simple yet flattering wrap design and easy construction were what made it so popular. Sales of the pattern were so great, that at one point manufacturing of all other patterns ceased, and only the 'walk-away' dress was produced until all back-orders for this dress could be filled. 

So cool, right? Unfortunately, I have no room for super cool "collectible patterns" that I don't plan to sew. I need to let some things go before someone calls Hoarding: Buried Alive, on me. Hopefully this lovely pattern will go to a good home.

Next up: It turns out I didn't need FIVE YARDS of designer Amy Butler fabric. What was I thinking?

P.S. I have finally joined Pinterest. As I feared, it has already consumed several hours of my life that I will never get back (but ooh, pretty!). You can find my pins here.

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