Saturday, 11 May 2013
Home Journal 13th February 1937
This magazine jumped up at me in a second hand shop. Original price 3d, and the newsagent had written the purchaser's name in the top right hand corner. It is a precious little snapshot of life when the nation was anticipating the Coronation of George VI, due to take place on 12th May. There was still time to embroider tray cloths and napkins for Coronation Day, so the book of iron-on patterns was given as a free gift. And there was time to run up a new dress from the free pattern that was also included.
Wonder of wonders, all the patterns were still inside the magazine. Mrs. Millard obviously didn't have time for all that sewing. Do you think I should make that wonderful dress?
There is also another dress pattern inside marked October 1937, but I have no picture to go with it. Perhaps one day I will be very brave and make a mystery vintage dress. Could be interesting.