Last summer, I stitched up some retro-style Aunt Martha Towels using some vintage patterns I had found around the internet. This summer, I have more!
I have a wonderful friend, Nick, who really knows me and what I like. He found these vintage Vogart patterns somewhere in Los Angeles and gifted them to me. I shrieked with excitement when he gave them to me, because I just love these animals!
We both love Vintage sort of kitschy designs, so these embroidery patterns were right up our alley. I tested out the iron-on transfer ink, which just left a pink blob on the fabric... tsk tsk... I know I should have used a test fabric before trying it on the towel.
I ended up having to scan the patterns I wanted to use, converted them to black and white in photoshop, then printed them and used my LightTracer to transfer the pattern to the fabric.
I didn't stitch them all, but I picked my favorites... Sly as a Fox and Hungry as a Bear.
When I scanned the patterns, they ended up printing a bit larger than the original pattern. It worked out great, though, because they fill this front area of the towel very nicely.
I enjoy stitching on the Aunt Martha Retro Towels because the weave is really easy to stitch through. I think the vintage striped sides accent the vintage patterns very nicely, as well.
Do you enjoy vintage patterns? Which are your favorites?