[ Lewiston (Pa.) Evening Journal, Sept. 13, 1947. Image via Google News. ]
So, let’s talk about vintage patterns for a minute. Not those reproductions that the big pattern companies do, although I’m ALL in favor of those, and not the vintage-inspired indie patterns you see out there, like Tilly and the Buttons’ Francoise
or Colette Patterns’
earlier designs. I’m talking about really, truly vintage patterns that someone bought in a store or by mail 60 years ago (crazy thought).
I’ve been sewing up my first one, and I’ve learned something important: Old newspaper ads for sewing patterns are delightful.