Question : What do you do with old paper patterns when you can't sew but you love the vintage artwork?
Answer: You make them into necklace pendants of course.
In this post a couple of years ago I described the fun I had along with my sisters when we used to play at fashion shows and beauty contests with the models cut from old Simplicity and Style pattern books. Given the happy memories attached to these drawings and the fact they are just too attractive to be hidden in a drawer I wanted to make something with them.
I found these silver and glass pendants for sale on ebay and placed the glass rectangle over the picture I wanted to use to see how I wanted to trim it down to fit.
I really like this middle figure but unfortunately I couldn't use her because the shop stamp was over her hair so I used the black and white picture on the pattern itself. Not quite as pretty as the colour drawings but lovely just the same.
This is my favourite of the three.
You can still see the glue on the lapels of the dress because it hadn't quite dried out and become clear when I took the photo. She has such a sweet face and I love the colour and style of her hair.
They were so quick and easy to make and I love wearing them, I'm definitely going to keeping my eye out for more patterns in the charity shops and car boots.