Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My interest in fabric & fashion

To start this month off, my dressmaking, fabric & fashion interest  began with making dolls clothes & the discovery of paper patterns. These were available in the local department store where (in the late 1950s), I started visiting for fabric & thread remnants (better than the local market as there was a greater choice). Pattern display catalogues were on view for pattern selection & there were many to choose from. Pocket money did not extend to a regular weekly or monthly pattern buy, so good choice was essential. A basic, adaptable & general dolls clothes pattern was always sought - here's 2 of them & I still have some of them left today! (The one on the right is a typical example of those sent away to obtain from women’s magazines of the day.)

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