Lately I have had such trouble with modern patterns. The ruffles aren't full enough. Hems are cut too low. Special details mean a flower pin? I spent time researching retro patterns or remakes and became even more frustrated with the amount of paper and ink it took to print them out. So I gave in and went to my favorite internet vintage shop...Etsy.
Clearly I did not stumble on these at an estate sale but they are amazingly gorgeous and wonderfully cared for. I am in awe of not only the packaging but also what I can make with the tissue paper inside.
Can't decide what I like best about this pattern because it is all so genius to me. The front of this pattern speaks so perfectly the 1950's era of Housewife sophistication.
This one just screams me...gingham and covered buttons. Stitching pattern enclosed. Just try to hold me back from making this in every color of gingham I can get my hands on.
Sample pattern? This one is in a larger envelope than the others and has very little printing on it. Short of the pen marking on the ladies curls. This is obviously a hostess apron for those women who hang out around the cosmetics counter at the department store.
Oh and then there was this one...pang went my heart strings. A button off cobbler apron. ( See here is the problem. They make these cute covers and then I want them just like they are drawn. In that sweet fabric!) How could you not want to clean in this? Why oh why did we switch from these to sweats? Giving in might have been the best idea I have had all week...