Knitting and crochet patterns are not strictly sewing, but since this blog is also as much about vintage as well as sewing I will include them here. (Warning, picture heavy post!)
The two pamphlets on the left and right are dated 1947. The Sweater Ensembles book in the middle has a copyright date of 1937. It is absolutely filled with sweater patterns.
This is the back of the Sweater Ensembles book. So not only can you make any number of sweaters, but you can make a skirt to go with!
This is only a small sample of the many sweaters included in this book. Someday, I hope to actually make one.
This booklet doesn't have a date on it that I could find. I am pretty sure that it is war time considering the references to conserve and preserve worn items.
One of the spreads from Conserve with Crochet. "Is your Luncheon Cloth worn in spots?" Phrases like these seem to indicate the war time "Make do and mend" motto.
These two patterns date from 1945. I don't think I need to say more. I'll let the picture speak for itself.
This booklet dates from 1942 and is filled with patterns for teens.
I think they dressed so much better back then. ;)
These two patterns date from 1946.
These two patterns date from 1945. I like the cardigan second from the left.
These two patterns also date from 1945.
The last two booklets. The edging book on the left dates from 1947. The Today's Crochet booklet is dated 1942. Unfortunately it doesn't include any photographs.
A sample of what is inside the edgings book. Again, one of these days I hope to actually use these patterns.
Aren't all of these amazing eye candy?
I found these as a wonderful deal at a thrift store in Goshen, Indiana, when I was there visiting my grandma. (I should note that train travel is a wonderful means of getting across the country. I rode the train to Indiana with my grandma who had been out visiting and needed someone to go back with her.) I spent $5 for all of them. Amazing find, right? I might have gotten more, but I had other wonderful bargains that I had found which limited how much more money I wanted to spend and how much room I had in my suitcase to fly home. ;)
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