In sewing class Junior year we had a box full of old (starting in the early 1960s) sewing patterns that we could take if we wanted, to make vintage clothing. The old ladies across the street at Friendsview Retirement Home often donate their old patterns to George Fox because they can no longer sew (Esther B. had written her name on one of the patterns, thanks Esther!) I saw them and fell in love with the old drawings of the girls and the dresses on the front. I think someday it would be fun to make one of the dresses, but I mostly just wanted the covers of the patterns to frame and put in my craft room/office/guest room. I had forgotten about the patterns, they were sitting in my infrequently opened sewing drawer, until a friend needed me to take her measurements and I went searching for my tape measurer. I found the patterns and got inspired all over again! I went to Goodwill yesterday and got three frames for the patterns. Now they’re ready to hang up right above my sewing machine in the crafty part of the room! And it all only cost me $4.00! Aren’t they great?!
From left to right: 1972, 1969 and 1967