I do love it when I can pick up any vintage item and see traces of the previous owner, like second hand clothing that has been altered or handbags with small notes left inside the pockets. But my favourite things to find are the tiny notes on sewing patterns from a hopeful seamstress or from a fashion loving daughter to a mother.
When this pattern - Simplicity 5670 arrived the other day, the notes written so many years ago were quite interesting!
It took me a while to realise the numbers were pattern numbers, so I decide to look them all up and an interesting story started to form
The notes read;
5640 - Wide leg pants & top (looks bought)
5615 - Pullover top & wide leg pants
5737 - Beverley's pattern
5671 - Wrap around to and wide leg pants
I think this person really loved wide leg pants!
I wonder, was the original owner trying to find the perfect wide leg pants pattern? Or perhaps they were trying to build their dream summer wardrobe? Or perhaps it's a list for their mum to sew up for their years away at college?
Most of the patterns are from 1973 and are pretty dang nice! I was surprised to find that some of the ones written down already sit in my favourites list on Etsy. Clearly this person and I are sewing soul sisters
What do you think the story behind this pattern collection could be?
And speaking of pattern collections, the entries for the Glory Days/Pattern giveaway are now closed! I will be drawing the winner sometime this weekend so be sure to keep checking back!
Have a fab weekend everyone!