One of the reasons I just love vintage patterns is because of the random unexpected finds tucked inside. Usually it’s the normal rusty (or non-rusty) pins for alterations but every once in a while I love finding something special.
I was peeking inside this pattern today (that I now probably won’t sew up until next summer) and found this fun surprise. The original seamstress cut this out of wanted ads in a newspaper, and there’s a few fun reminders of the time the pattern was new. I love the ad that says “Housewives and Really Active Middle Aged Women for Light Defense Work,” and “Stenographers, Permanent Position with Post-War Future.” Just a fun reminder of the past lives of this pattern and the time it was new, and why I decided on the name I did for my blog and shop :)
Do you have any favorite finds you’ve found tucked inside of your old patterns?