It didn't take much coaxing on his part to have me having a 'bit of a look' to kill the time before kinder pick-up. I'm so glad I did, and that they weren't open the day before when I first tried to drop off my boxes. A collection of vintage patterns had just been donated, and they were still trying to work out whether to charge 10c or 20c each for them (?!?). I ended up with a selection of kids patterns for my loose change (the lady insisted on giving back the gold coins I tried to give her). I love them as much for the illustrations as for the patterns they contain:
The Style pattern dates from 1972, and I can remember wearing similar as a girl. One of the Vogue patterns is dated 1953, meaning that my mum could well have worn similar dresses made by my grandmother. Whilst the illustrations look quaint (and I can see myself framing them), I can see a lot of similarities between the style of some of these patterns and little girl patterns that are still available. I guess time will tell if I dare use them!