Today's yard sale scores yielded a huge bag of vintage sewing patterns for the grand sum of $1. Awesome right?
I love old sewing patterns, especially from the 60's and 70's. I especially love it when I come across patterns that I made for myself. I made a lot of my own clothes when I was 11 and 12. Yup, sure did. Mostly polyester, of course.
But in 1976 I was 16 and I wasn't sewing garments much then at all. I didn't return to that until I was in my 20's and by then it was the 80's and shoulder pads were in charge.
If I had been perusing the pattern books in 1976 then I would certainly remember these "stretch knits only" (polyester) onesie patterns.
The jumpsuit pattern. Only 4 pattern pieces and look how many possibilities.
But this gem is "The Infinite Dress". Only ONE pattern piece. A marvel of engineering.
Well, I didn't make these garments then, but I have the patterns now. Hmmmm........