Since our stash of vintage magazines and paraphernalia is rapidly growing, I thought it was about time to share some of it! I enjoy seeing Brigid's magazine scans so much!
It was fun to come up with little vintage objects to photograph with the pamphlet! I opted for my grandma's pinking shears, an old [old] measuring tape, and bobbins from my great-grandma's treadle machine.
This little pamphlet is from 1944, and features adorable housedresses and aprons. It's hard to imagine the USDA releasing pamphlets with such lovely contents!!
Click on each image to enlarge for a clearer picture.
This is my favorite out of all of the dresses. In fact, I have a pattern for a very similar dress that I might just make out of the fabric in the top picture. I love ruffles. And quick to iron? Now I know I need one!!
The descriptions for these dresses are in the picture below.
It is so interesting to read about each design and the handy features for around-the-house wear. Back pleats for easy movement, roomy skirts for stooping, and of course pockets!
I love the picture of the lady getting her mail.
And now....aprons!! Each one is designed, just as the dresses are, for practicality and ease while doing housework.
A mop apron? So nifty! I need one of those too.
And lastly, this lovely jacket. It looks so practical and comfy, and the idea of lining it with flannel sounds....really good.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures! I'm planning on continuing this "Excerpts From the Past" series, so there will be more lovely magazine scans up here before long!