I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this to you before... I LOVE ESTATE SALES! I had to take a time out today and do something non-wedding related, so I hit an estate sale! and OMG! I came away with the most amazing haul!
First, it's important to note that I got everything you are seeing here, and more, for a total of $15! Yes, that's right, $15! That high pitched noise you hear is me squealing in delight.
First up, a nearly mint copy of the Better Homes and Gardens Sewing book from the sixties... AWESOME!
The, a ginormous box containing hundreds of patterns...
as well as a few odds and ends. There were a small collection of notions,
and a little pile of iron on embroidery patterns.
As well as about a half dozen cooperative extension publications on sewing.
The patterns are fantastic. Most are used, so I'll need to go through them to be sure they are intact, etc. Many I will put to good use myself, others, I will sell, and still others will be part of a really cool give-away in the not too distant future. Not only were some of these from the pattern companies we know, like Simplicity, Vogue and McCall, but there were a fair number of Advance and Hollywood, and some awesome mailorder ones. Best of all, most of these are close to my size, so, for the ones I keep, there'll be relatively little drafting up and down.
Most of the patterns were addressed to Miss Adorna Wheelock... Adorna... what a unique and interesting name, especially for a sewist! There were some handwritten notes on some of the patterns, like these:
As I said, some of these may be missing pieces, and some have some tearing on the pattern envelopes, but what a find, yes? Do any of these strike your fancy?