Monday, September 2, 2013

Scraps from the Past - Blouse & Dress with Eye-Catching Style!

This light, pink damask-style fabric with a floral motif was tucked in a pattern from 1947 - the damask foral motif doesn't show up too well in this scan (if you click on the image to enlarge it, you just make it out), but it is a soft, glamorous fabric, perfect for a blouse or dress.

And here is the pattern it was stored with - Anne Adams 4967 for a lovely blouse with eye-catching keyhole neckline, flared skirt, and dress. There is a personal note written on the pattern: "Martha, I guess you have enough for one more blouse without sleeve." Indeed!


  1. How fun! I love finding scraps (or pieces of another pattern) in old pattern envelopes. Not that it has happened to me very much!
    Thanks for sharing!

    The Middle Sister and Singer

  2. It IS fun, Brigid. I can see in my imagination what they sewed from the pattern, and what were a)popular fabric colors for that decade b)what fabric appealed to that original seamstress. :)