Bloggie goodness. I thought I should start, or rather flush out some of my progress stuff via the blog, and post the final on NewVintageLady.
Right now Im working on a mail order pattern that I thought was post war 40's. Looking at the envelope, I saw written all over it "November 1942" I thought that was just a scribble until I saw the header of the instructions page.
We all gotta conserve for Uncle Sam.
So I took the patten our and started to iron the pieces for tracing. The lady who originally had it wrote out all the instructions on each piece. She even made a separate piece for the short sleeve option instead of cutting the long sleeve. Clever lady.
I love finding patterns like this, ones that have been used. This one even had its button card (sadly empty) folded between the pieces. I Have some big plans for this pattern. I want to make it an after five dress, floor length. Squeee, it will be my first.