Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The hidden mysteries of the past

A blast from the past

I have been collecting vintage patterns since before they were vintage. The Lutterloh patterns are my favorite to collect. My pattern book from 1954 was well used and taped inside the cover was the notes above. Is this a mysterious helpful note from the past? Who knows. click to enlarge and read it for yourself and see what you think.

Most women were sewing for themselves in the 1950's.

The pages below are a step back in History. There is a line that says "now that we can get fabric again" and this is a clue to when this book came out. Must be post world War II. You will have such fun peeking into the lives of these women of long ago. There is such insight you'll find in this vintage Lutterloh instructions. Enjoy

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This page has great insights into the golden rule


  1. that's really neat! My sister found two big file boxes full of patterns from the 50s and 60s and there were notes pinned to the patterns w/ modified constructions, cutting lists etc!

    very cool!

  2. Jacki,

    Your sister must have enjoyed that. It's like sitting with the person long ago.....except I was here during the 50's and 60's and that's weird!