On helping my friend to get her recently acquired 1950's Singer going a few days ago - a task we were foiled in for a second time as some mechanism inside is failing to co-operate at the moment - I had another chance to leaf through the drawer packed full of her aunt's clothing patterns. I borrowed around two thirds of them to show you.
Although each one says something about the fashions of its time, and not one from the 1970's is one I'd choose to wear today, it's funny how many I would happily make and wear with vintage-loving pride - that's if I'd ever made an item of clothing in my life!
One, of the dashing chaps in shorts, is so 'Ken' I couldn't stop giggling and hold the camera still to take its picture for quite some time. Another shows girls' fashion for ages '5 to 6' and yet the girls in the picture look far more grown up. My favourite has to be the fourth up from the bottom, though, as I'd certainly love any one of those dresses in a number of different colours right now!