Sunday, July 10, 2011
Anyone say "Vintage?"
It's obviously been someplace where there was moisture. One of my dreams (once we move, next month) is to have a nice storage area for items like this. Archival quality boxes for photos, textiles, and supplemental accoutrement, such as this, or backstrap looms, or whatever. All in boxes sorted by country. With lots of anti-moth controls, thanks to these hints from the Thrifty Stitcher.
I have not tried to date this. I'm guessing 30s or 40s, just because of the age of my mom & her sister. To the left you'll see the first side of the instructions. Since these instructions are usually drawn to scale, it would probably be not too hard to re-create the missing pattern pieces. Although my guess on easy is usually w-r-o-n-g! (Just ask my roommate...) Here are the other side of the instructions.
Finally, the pattern for the doll's dress. I hope you enjoyed seeing this! Leave me a comment to let me know what cool patterns you (or your mom) have found!