Next week is "Spring Top Week" hosted by Rae. Nooo idea what I'm going to make...
And here, finally, are pictures of the vintage patterns I bought. I also got a little booklet about coat making, which has some wonderful advice in it. (You can click through all the photos to see them larger on flickr)
A 1950s little girl dress with an adorable balloon pocket on the skirt. There's also a pattern for a petticoat and a bolero. My mom says she had a few outfits like this and points out that the girls are wearing hats and gloves.
Another little girl dress from the 1950s. This one also includes a pattern for a matching dress for a 14" doll.
A little boy's coat from the 1940s, and a view of the instructions. This one has a pattern and directions for the hat as well.
Another boy's coat with a hat
A boy's suit
A girl's coat from the 1950s
This pattern I've had for a few months, but I don't believe I've shown it here. It has an adorable button on hood. My sister has a request in for this one, with the hood, for Kate for next year.
Making a coat!
The first page
Some more pages inside:
My mom says that pre-internet and sewing blogs, you would request booklets like this from the government all the time. She actually has a few still, and she pulled them out to show me, but none are on sewing.
I bought all of these off etsy, which is a really great resource for finding cute patterns. Ebay has been slowly driving me nuts for a while, mostly with the fact that you can't just put things into your shopping cart and keep them there for a few days while you figure out which patterns you want.