Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Pattern Stash Raid
It has lived here before. Unused and gathering dust. Went back to her house since my house and storage options are far more limited.
I am fairly certain that the last time it was used was about 1952. Estimate is based upon the fact that my oldest brother was born in 1953 and by the time mom was no longer wearing maternity clothes, it was the mid 60's and clothing wasn't fitted.
I LOVE the 40's. Maybe I lived then in some past life. I wear so many of mom's college clothes from the late 40's on a regular basis up until today.
The only thing keeping me from sewing all of these immediately, is that post-war patterns used 4-5 yards of fabric in celebration of the end of fabric rations.
Dang. Like my list of things I want to sew wasn't already long enough.