Monday, August 14, 2006
More Vintage Patterns
I have the perfect pattern, Jessica, for you to sew yourself a "retro" dress. A wonderful and dear friend (hi, Sue!) sent these patterns to me, and I think she had you in mind. Aren't they fabulous patterns?!!!
The pattern in the yellow envelope is old, and the pattern pieces have no writing on them, no numbers, and no markings. The pattern numbers are punched on the pieces with little round holes, and that's it. The direction sheet is mostly diagrams with minimal instructions. The postage on the envelope is 1-cent, but there is no postmark. Does anybody have any idea how old this pattern is? (Sue, where did you find it?)
You know, I could get into collecting vintage patterns. I think they're neat.... As it is, I hate to think of the day when I die and my children have to go through all my patterns, books, fabric, yarn, craft supplies, etc., etc., and throw it all away. Oh, the horror of the thought!
Thank you, Sue, for sending the patterns! I want to make one of the aprons soon. That reminds me-- Last week I made an apron for a gift for a 16 year old girl, and I forgot to take a picture of it. Since this particular young lady likes horses I used fabric with horses on it. I wish I had taken a picture.
It seems that lately all I've sewn is aprons and skirts. "Summer Skirts" has been the theme of my sewing these past months.... and I haven't taken pictures of them either. Ah, well. It's been a good summer nevertheless.