A student and a friend recently brought me a collection of vintage crochet and quilting patterns that she inherited from her maternal grandmother. It looks to be 1950’s to 1970’s era patterns purchased via mail order. And I immediately thought of you. For today, courtesy of Ms. Hazel Patton, I have a crochet pinafore pattern for a little girl. From my research I believe its a Kate Marchbanks pattern from the 1960’s.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having a wonderful time slowly working my way through the collection. I want to scan the all pages and take some photographs. Then I’ll be carefully folding each yellow, brittle sheet back up and returning it to its flimsy envelope. Then… I’ll be posting the scanned images here! As many as I can manage. My love of vintage patterns does not compel me to sell scanned copies on etsy for $6. It compels me to share.
I broke this post into two pages. The pattern, all in scanned images, is on the next page. Please click that link (or the one at the bottom of this post) to get it. Its quite big and may take a minute or two to load. And speaking of loading problems…
This site is having lots of down time and its totally not my fault. There are plenty of computer-related boo-boos that I have to take the blame for but not this!
I sincerely apologize for all the downtime. My web hosting company, who I pay to manage my server, tells me we need to be upgraded. That’s what’s causing all the downtime. I’m being migrated and upgraded and a few other things that I honestly don’t understand. I play with yarn and write a blog; I need those techno-wizards to handle all the web stuff. So I’m trusting them to work this out and I’m being patient. I hope you, my awesome readers, will ride this out with me.
The truth is, its all your fault. You readers are the root cause of all this computer botheration! Less than two months ago, 400 page views in one day was a good day for me. Yesterday this site received over 400 page views in one hour. Thus the need for upgrades. All you yarn-obsessed readers are forcing me to upgrade for the second time in three months.. and bless you for that. 🙂