Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Too Early To Spy
The date stamp inside the pattern flap is Oct 1937, and the cardboard template is made from a calender dated 1937. How easy was that - not much detective work needed! One transfer has been cut from the sheet, all the rest are intact. Someone spent her 25 cents on the pattern but then was too busy to make a start - does that sound familiar?
If I ever decide to make this quilt I will have to brush up on my embroidery skills. Fortunately I have a section on embroidering transfers in my "Needlework and Crafts: Every Woman's Book on the Arts of Plain Sewing, Embroidery, Dressmaking, and Home Crafts". Unfortunately the News Chronicle publishers neglected to put a publishing date in the book. Detective work needed here.
If you like looking at old patterns here's a great blog - http://what-i-found.blogspot.com.au/. Lots of old pattern and fashion plates with an amusing commentary.