Hello my lovely readers. This morning I watched, mesmerized, as a vintage pattern sold on eBay. This particular pattern was something special. I knew that there wasn't a chance in hell that I would be able to afford it, so I stared at it in horrified fascination, like one watches a train wreck, or Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
It was so pretty, and it sold for so much darn money!
|McCall 6057 Evening Gown Pattern from 1930.|
I watched McCall 6057
climb over the last few days until it settled at an eye-watering $831
We have a record-breaker in the Sew Expensive category here on A Few Threads Loose, Ladies and Gents! For my international readers, that's £498 or 610€.
Some of you might remember that our former heavy-weight expensive sewing pattern was McCall 1794
. This lovely pattern held the record at $685 for nearly two years!
So why was this pattern so expensive? This is the perfect storm of vintage sewing pattern wonderfulness: The artwork is beautiful + it's from a hard-to-find era for McCall patterns + it's an evening gown pattern + it's right on the historical transition from 1920's-1930's hem lines + it's sexy as hell + I want one = $831.
And that is all, my dears.