Last week I was so excited to receive a facebook message from Michelle, over at Little Piece of Heaven, telling me that she had found something for me. This was a first for me! One of my readers actually remembered my love of vintage sewing even after she had walked away from her computer! It seems Michelle had had a very prosperous weekend of rummaging and bought two 1940s patterns that she knew I would love. And she's right!
So in my mailbox today I found two mail order patterns from the collection of a Mrs. Bayard Bright, formerly of San Miguel, California. Michelle had picked up these two pristine patterns for only a dollar each. One pattern is postmarked November 28, 1945, and the other is from August 29, 1946.
And the best part is...this is something I would actually make! The Marian Martin pattern is a simple shirtwaist but with very nice detailing with the asymmetrical closure and tied waist.
And the Anne Adams pattern is a simple, pull-over, apron-styled dress. I know that I have some wonderful '40s reproduction fabric in my stash that was just waiting for a pattern like this!
I would like to send out a big Thank You! to Michelle for thinking of me. It just goes to show me that even on the days when I think my blog posts are drifting away into the Bermuda Triangle of Blah Blah Blah, there is always the chance that at least one person will read them and remember. I am in the middle of two dressmaking projects at the moment, but these will not be far behind!