Sunday, April 5, 2009

A rare find and it is all mine!!!

I was looking for this pattern online and found only one for $56.00 dollars. Now mind you this pattern only cost a quarter back in 1940!
I thought I really want this pattern but do I really want to pay $56.00 for it. Well, I put it in my shopping cart on one screen then thought let me see if I can find it on ebay. I typed in McCall's pattern number 884 and nothing....... how disappointing. Then I put into the search engine vintage apron pattern and 456 patterns popped up. I went through each and everyone of those patterns and look what I found!!! Yes, McCall's pattern 884 with a starting bid of $5.99 or a buy it now of $39.99. Was I feeling lucky? Should I just buy it now? Should I put in a high bid and just pray? Well I did the later and look what I won for $5.99! The pattern that I have been searching months for.
Now I did want to make sure this pattern got here safely so I asked for priority shipping, insurance and delivery confirmation. It arrived yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, now I am taking a vote.....what should the first apron I make look like? I was thinking lemon or lime color but I am open to any ideas. Shabby Chic? Lodge themed? ideas??????


Barbra Joan said...

V,,, I'm so happy that you finally got your pattern, I know how much you wanted it. and as you once said to me " You lucky duck"

Unknown said...

I am so proud of you for holding out and winning it for the reasonable price! THANK YOU for NOT rewarding the money grubbing skanks who overprice everything...oh, I could go on, but I'll spare you the profanities, LOL! ;)

somethingcraftybydottie said...

Hi There Veronica:
Wow you did quite well on the pattern. it will be lovely no matter what color you should pick. I can not wait to see it when it is finished.
Your a smart shopper .glad you didn't pay that high price for it , somebody wants to get rich quick.
PS: Thank you so much for your help I will give it a try soon.

Elisabeth said...

Congrats on that buy! I know you've been looking for it for a long time.

I'd go for a spring flower pattern - light purple and yellow, maybe? Or some dusty rose and misty green...

Rebecca Lynch Photography said...

The lime green sounds fun, or maybe something in a pastel color for spring.

Jean said...

Hi Veronica! I've been so busy lately, I'm just now catching up on all your posts! Just wanted to say congratulations on getting the apron pattern of your dreams for such a dreamy price! 3 cheers for e-bay deals!!! I can't wait to see what the final product looks like!! Have a good trip :)

somethingcraftybydottie said...

Hi V:
any chance that you ever made the apron? I know it has been sometime and your always working, traveling or just busy. If you did would you please post it I would love to see it ... good luck with it if you didn't but if you did I am sure it is beautiful.. hugs:o)