At the Woodbridge Garage Sale Trail (our name for it) we chanced upon a garage sale (one of more than a dozen) properly in a garage (who’d’a thunk it?!). And this one had a box of patterns for sale (there may have been a squeal of excitement).
10c per pattern, or $5 for the whole box. Done!
And what bounty it held! Some patterns still priced in shillings and pence, some patterns for young girls, some very ill-advised patterns for teenaged boys, and some with real style.
This I can see in something quite plain, with some fake fur on the collar and perhaps around the sleeves and hem. Or perhaps on a taffeta for evening.
I think I’m developing a thing about collars – this is a very plain, but flattering, 60s sheath design, that is so much more interesting because of that collar. I’m thinking the three-quarter sleeve version in something a bit slinky. With an over-the-top rosette mid-decolletage.
And this is my favourite! You can see the price in the top right corner: four shillings, ninepence. Oh, that collar – I love it. I think this will have to be in some sort of sensible gabardine or suiting fabric with a completely outrageous contrast collar and buttons.