Lovin' the internet!

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My older DD asked me yesterday if I still have any of the patterns  
for the formals I made for high school dances in the 1950s.  I  
suspect my DGD is preparing to make her senior prom dress.  I was  
pretty sure I did not have any of those old patterns, but I checked  
and I DID find the pattern for my wedding gown.  None of the  
patterns for a dozen or so high school formals survived my moving  
away from home at nineteen (mad at my parents) with the clothes on  
my back.  :-(

But, today I decided to do an internet search for "1950s formal gown  
patterns" to see if I could find the one for one special dress.  I  
could not even remember which pattern company it was from. After  
searching through hundreds of images, I found a picture of the  
pattern I used to make the Singer Sewing Contest dress in 1955. I  
would pay major $$$ for an uncut (or even gently used) version of  
that pattern.

I have added a picture of the pattern to my site, along with a  
scanned image of my wedding gown pattern:

http://www.ickes.us/about

I am more than ever reluctant to toss all my mother-in-law's and my  
old patterns.  :-(  My DD suggested that I scan them and make notes  
about what I made, with swatches where possible, then toss them.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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On Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:00:30 PM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
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I'll have to try later.  All I'm getting is a message "Redirecting you" and I've been waiting and waiting and waiting with no results.

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Or give them to COPA: http://copa.apps.uri.edu/faq.php -- they're looking for pre-1960.


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Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Good idea Kay, thanks.  I'm sure many of my mother-in-law's  
collection (which I have, sigh) fits the criteria. Mine don't  
because I left everything at my parent's home when I moved out in  
'58, so all my patterns are post '59 or thereabouts.  After my  
mother died in '70, Dad sold the house without giving us advance  
notice (second wife was pushing to get the sale done quickly), so we  
were not able to retrieve childhood treasures.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Kay, I am in contact with Joy at CoPA, they are willing to accept as  
much of my collections as I'm willing to part with.   YAY!  It's  
such a relief to know my treasures will be archived and not end up  
in the landfill.  Thanks for suggesting this.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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